I love travel journaling. It's kind of lame, I realize, that I spend most of my evenings with convenience store food, a piece of chocolate and my notebook instead of going out. But I enjoy it! I get to save a piece of the day with me, kind of. Then I just let myself ramble on....and on...and on...
As a writer of fiction based on my travels, it's really helpful for me to write things down, just to remember the little things. I like writing down little conversations that I overhear (and I do that a lot) , the name of weird things I ate and things I enjoyed. Sometimes people talk to me and say strange things, and I like writing it down.
Sometimes I even write down things I bought just so I can keep track of myself.
For our US trip, I wanted to practice my sketching and lettering so I drew a LOT more. I got a notepad from Korea that was 100 gsm, so I I watercolor-ed like crazy!
Of course the paper warped a little and I got a little lazy to watercolor at the end, but it's a start!
Just in case you couldn't tell...that is a drawing of JK Simmons under the Apple logo because I saw him!
Quite possibly my favorite day!
I started by being a little light on the watercolor and then just went CRAZY with color.