There's nothing 'scrapbook' pretty about my travel diaries, just a practical simple approach that reflects my no fuss approach to my art practice.
|My journal started as a blank pre-made recycled book.|
|Every night I wrote in my journal, spacing the entries with|
blank pages to fill with photos and other items afterwards.
I get my photos printed at Officeworks as 'collage' photos,
so that the photos are half the usual size.
|I added information about birds that I saw on the island, |
using snippets of flyers and brochures.
|On the left, my artwork (a gelli plate print) ; |
on the right a bought card
featuring the artwork of an island resident.
Other people's artwork provides another viewpoint
of the locations visited.
|On the left, a photo collage of the boys BBQing,|
and on the right, a gelli plate print on a used tea bag
overlaid on a photo of a sunset. The tea bag
is only glued at the top, so can be lifted to reveal
the photo underneath.
|My 'likes' and 'dislikes' page that I always|
have in my travel diary, compiled during the trip.
I find this type of list is great a summary of the trip,
and there are always more 'likes' than 'dislikes'!
|With some photos, I used the embellishing tools available|
at the Officeworks photo kiosk to give different effects -
for example washouts, sepia, intensity.
This helps give more variety and fun to the images.
|Pockets in my journals are handy to store bulky|
items that I don't want to stick in.
|A collage of photos and brochure information about|
Heart Urchins, which I found on the beach.
Including both information and photos gives depth
to the recording of my experiences.