My friend Jill K. Berry gifted me this journal she made. I had been saving it for "something special". Something special was a trip with my husband Mark to visit long time friends John & Gail in Idaho and Randy in Montana. I love the small portable size of this journal and it was my goal to completely fill it during our vacation. The 72 pages, although tiny proved to be a daunting task. Today I have finished the journal, 10 days since the end of our 10 day trip. So this journal comprises everything artful that I have created in 20 days. Below is a sampling of the pages.
A fold out map showing the route we took plus where we stayed overnight.
This was one of the few paintings that I was able to create while on our vacation. It is a view from "Ancient Hunters Overlook" in the Badlands. I had a lot of time to journal while driving but motion sickness makes this impossible for me. By the time we parked for the night I was usually too tired to journal.
I did take over 300 photos during the trip and Mark took over 700. So I had a lot of reference photos to work from.
We visited Yellowstone. I was in awe about the numbers of wildlife that we seen there.
We brought a lot of food along and cooked many of our meals. Mark's fortune from a chinese take out that we treated ourselves to.