Always be sure to do your own art too - it will change your life for the better!
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Capturing Events In Your Travel Journal

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Capturing Events In Your Travel Journal

A simple dinner can be a wonderful ‘event’ to capture in your Travel Journal.   Capturing Events in Your Travel Journal  Our travel experiences are often filled with lots of ‘event’ experiences - some of them big events (major concerts) and some of them small events (birthday party). In fact, I’m a pretty firm believer that everything in our lives can be translated into an event. So let’s take a brief look at how you can capture events in your Travel Journal. This was the ‘critter’ sitting next to us on our final evening dinner in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Yes, it...

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Curate Your Life!

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Curate Your Life!

When visiting the Big Island of Hawaii one time, I made up a couple of small Travel Journals that featured the plants and palms of Hawaii…..just for fun. I want to see if I could do it. :-)  The fact of the matter is, you are ‘curating’ your life anyway – consciously or unconsciously! You make plans to visit places and meet people and to enjoy new settings, food and experiences. So why not be more intentional with those experiences as they unfold in your life?   Over the next while, lots of you will carry out plans to visit...

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Nautical Ephemera

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Nautical Ephemera

Painting on old paper, on ‘ephemera’, is something I’ve been doing for a few years now. From envelopes and old cheques to yellowed old letterhead, postcards, and waybills......it’s all fodder for my watercolour brushes.   This new series grew out of this long standing interest in old paper and the fact a friend was tossing some old navigation charts that were out of date. He knew I painted on ephemera and asked if I’d like to have them....I said ‘yes’. And the rest is history.   The series here follows my penchant for all things ephemera - and it takes...

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British Columbia Wildflowers

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British Columbia Wildflowers

The view from the parking lot near the top of the famous Idaho Peak! Stunning!   I’m not sure when it dawned on me that there were things called ‘wildflowers’, but I can bet my Mother had something to do with it. She was forever pointing out beautiful things in the world - and at 90 years old, she continues to do so today.   When I was a kid and we lived in Terrace BC on the picturesque Skeena River, my brothers and I used to hike in the surrounding hills - generally looking for good trout fishing spots...

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Proof of Life - Your Travel Journal!

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Proof of Life - Your Travel Journal!

Proof of Life – Your Travel Journal This isn’t going to be a regular blog.   This blog is going to try to convince you to actually DO something. This blog is a sales pitch to get you to think seriously about taking the step to start doing Travel Journals for yourself.   Whether you’re a hiker or paddler, a seasoned cruise ship person, or an adventure traveler, the act of doing a Travel Journal will give back to you in so many rich and unexpected ways. In the end, you will have a treasure - something few people have...

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