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Reminder: April 15, 2013 Meeting of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective—Suzanne Hughes and Roz Stendahl on Travel Journals

April 8, 2013

ST Michael's paris 2012
Above: Paris journal spread from travel journal of Suzanne Hughes.

On Monday, April 15, 2013 the two coordinators of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective will talk about and share some of their travel journals. Roz Stendahl and Suzanne Hughes will each speak about 20 minutes about various aspects of travel journals, including tips for sketching in public and selecting a journal format that is easy to travel with. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at MCBA and it is free and open to all adult journal keepers, regardless of ability.

Following the talk attendees will be encouraged to share pages spreads from their own travel journals.

Madison-journalLeft: Journal cards from one of Roz Stendahl's travel journals. This journal includes sketches, rubbings, and collage. The double slip case was constructed upon return. Roz will talk about various tools and formats she finds useful when traveling with groups who aren't all sketching.

Roz will also have her copy of Danny Gregory's "An Illustrated Journey" on hand. This recently released book looks at the travel journals of 40 people including Roz Stendahl, Ken Avidor, and Roberta Avidor.

All this discussion is meant to gear you up (mentally and physically) for spring and summer travel (which many folks in Minnesota look forward to).

So please come along and join us for a fun evening of remembering trips taken and sights and sounds and sketches.

    • Suzanne O.
    • April 10, 2013
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    I love your journal cards and the box that comes with it!
    I am always looking for ways to draw/journal on single sheets, as it is less intimidating than working in a beautiful (handmade) journal. I just made a journal with screws where I can easily add and remove pages.

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    Thank you Suzanne. Journal cards are great when you are traveling with someone who doesn’t sketch and you don’t know how much you’ll get done, or if you like to collage things down at the end of the day.

    I use them often at the State Fair because I’d rather drop one or two cards into a pile of poo while drawing the animals, than drop my whole book (though neither has happened yet).

    You can see my 2007 MN State Fair journal here
    http://rozwoundup.com/07Fair.html
    I have a selection of cards posted and then the last selection is a photo of the cards and the case.

    I of course make my cases after the trip (or the Fair) when I know how many cards were used and can make the case to fit.

    The 2005 MN State Fair journal is here http://rozwoundup.com/StFair05.html

    2003 at the Fair was also journal cards, but those I made a box for afterwards—and painted to match the painting on the cards http://rozwoundup.com/Fair.html

    Journaling Superstition #9 is about using cards. I’ve written about pre-painting cards, and there are other trip’s where I used them—you can find links to all those types of posts if you use this blog’s search engine to look for “journal cards” (without the quotation marks).

    I keep all the cards I work with in a project regardless of whether or not they work out. That’s part of my process.

    Happy reading and happy working.

    • Suzanne O.
    • April 11, 2013
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    Thank you Roz for taking so much time to give me all these explanations! I enjoyed looking at all these lovely boxes and even containers made from fabric! So many good ideas!
    I think that people asked you before for online classes. I would be very pleased to take one from you as I live too far away (Luxembourg-Europe)to attend one of your live classes!
    Thank you for all your interesting blog posts and keep on your beautiful work!

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    Yep, containers even made with fabric (I can’t help myself!) Maybe that’s what I could do for one of my first online classes—containers for journal cards. I haven’t taught those classes for awhile so it might be fun to tape them. You never know. Stay tuned!

    • Suzanne O.
    • April 12, 2013
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    I am looking forward to your class, Roz… and I’ll stay stuned!
    Have a nice weekend!

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