Sunday, May 23, 2010

a junk travel journal

So this June and July I am planning a getaway - a visit to my brother in the UK, and visiting some friends (old and new) in Aix and London.
We don't really have the money for this right now, for the free plane tickets, I used up all our miles, and am couchsurfing and staying with friends, but I just need this getaway, and foolhardy or not, so off we go.
So I am being the foolish grasshopper and not the wise ant and taking this trip.
I made a journal to anticipate and envision what I wanted to do - I sewed a bunch of old calender pages, music sheets, scrap papers etc. together, and started filling it up with dreams and visions.
The funny thing is, the travel journal is full before I start the travel!
But that's okay.
Here is a badly made video showing you some of the pages.
It is not well lit or well shot, and you can't really see the pages very clearly, but the essense is there, that we can make messy expressive books, fill them up with images, colors, words that we need to get out.
This process is just something I seem to need to do, and sharing it here gives me the sense that it is worth my time . . .
Helen Keller said: "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

and after my well is filled with these daring adventures, I will be back with lots of pages to share here.
May Spirit guide you through your journaling adventures - thanks for sharing mine:


  1. How excitingx I live in London, my phone number is 02087857887..if you fancy a visit for day or need helpx not sure if you will get this before you leave or while you are away...but l thought l would tryxxlynda
    ps my email is
    What ever happens have an amazing timexxlynda

  2. I enjoyed that, thank you Em. Have a wonderful trip.

  3. Loved hearing your voice Em

  4. Kim - ouch, I can't stand hearing my own voice, and with this boring American accent! I wish I sounded more like I was from your side of the world. . . .