I received this lovely letter from Rita Vali along with an image of her journal spread. Yay Rita: thanks for sharing and inspiring! (check out her wonderful pottery at http://www.ritavali.com)
Don't know if you remember me from ASLD workshop last year. I'm the potter who's a friend of Kim Dufford.
Just wanted to tell you that I recently went on a trip to Guatemala with my family of boys and another family...
Knowing that we would be traveling slower than I normally do where I try to cram in as much as possible, I hoped to journal.
Before departing i stayed up til 2am prepared layered pages in 3 journals - for me, my friend and her daughter. I used the techniques I learned from you--- print medie, chalks,stencils, sprays, and travel kit of markers, brush, pencils, tape, glue.
Almost every day us 'gals' spent an hour reflecting on our experiences, and transferring them to our journals. My friend and daughter were THRILLED.
I'm THRILLEd because I came home with a fabulous journal/travel diary, one I would never find time at home to make.
My friend said journaling was one of the highlights of her trip. A trip journal is the perfect 'beginner' journal project.... so many options... chronological, geographical, vivid images and ephemera to include.
For me, not only do I have a beautiful journal keepsake of my trip, but it's a perfect launching point when friends ask "how was your trip".
I've included one of my pages.
Thanks so much. I'm hoping to take another workshop and learn more...