Today I sewed a strip of trim inside my Bavaria journal and called it done.
Here it is. The good, the bad, the ugly, the hilarious, and the unforgettable. A real time capsule of our time in Germany.
My sister made the journal for herself, and then (lucky for me!!!!!) decided she wanted a different format and gifted it to me. Oh happy day.
It may be my favorite of all my travel journals to date. To work in on the trip, I mean. I love them all equally once they are completed.
The size was perfect.
Small and uncomplicated.
With pages for sketching and painting.
Sister had done some collage work in advance. Which was so nice.
And, plenty of room for recording all the important events.
The accordion shape was great to work with.
I could lay it out flat and also work on several pages at a time if I wanted to.
I have said this before, but it bears repeating... if you don't have someone you can travel with that likes to draw blind and semi-blind contour drawings, you are missing out.
It also helps if they say, "I think I'll paint a mountain scene" and you can say "oh me too". Your two drawings will not look alike. That's ok.
If you go to Wallgau, I hope you attempt to draw the church, as well as the mountains. It imprinted them in my brain in a way the camera never could.
We went to the Franz Marc museum one day, and promptly came home and applied all that we had seen there. Each to the best of our abilities. You can't ask for more than that.
This teeny yellow car really had 2 tail lights, but I only had room for one, you understand how that can happen I am sure.
My map of Germany. Not accurate. Extremely fun to draw and paint all the same.
Sister and I in our "house-dresses" on the balcony in Wallgau.
The end. Thank you sister for making this journal for me. I will take one just like it for our trip next summer.