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

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Steve DeLaitsch’s Inspiring Work at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective

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Observing Nature: Pat Beaubien at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective

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Travel Journals at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective and a Stonehenge Surprise!

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The MCBA Visual Journal Collective’s September Meeting: Travel Journals

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Return Visits—Travel Destinations You Capture in More Than One Journal

Revisiting places with your new journal in hand.


It’s Summer: Time for a Travel Journal

Take time to travel alone, with your journal.


Profile Friday: Diane Wesman—A Switch to Oil Painting and a Peek in Her Travel Journal


Above: A plein air oil painting on gessoed board, somewhere in Utah, ©2009 Diane Wesman. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Yes, I profiled Diane Wesman in the fall of 2008. No, I’m not repeating myself, because Diane is not repeating herself. Diane is doing something exciting—breathtakingly exciting. She is branching off into a new medium: oil painting. (She did work in oils briefly when she was a young student, but oils were replaced by acrylics and then later by watercolors and pastels.)


A Walking Tour of Japan


Above: Page spread from the souvenir journal kept by my acupuncturist on his recent walking tour in Japan. (All the images for today's post were taken in low light.) Click on the image to view an enlargement.

My acupuncturist is Japanese. Each year he returns to his homeland for study, family visits, and a long walking tour. This September Kaz spent four days walking 30 miles a day, visiting 88 Buddhist temples. He was walking on a small island (I'm sorry I didn't remember to have him write the name down.)


Profile Friday: A Peek into Justin Terlecki’s Travel Journals (and Prints)

AtradioMUMBAI  Left: A street scene in Mumbai, India, from Terlecki’s 2008 travel journal. Tradio marker. ©2008 Justin Terlecki. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Twin Cities artist Justin Terlecki keeps travel journals. Some of his travel drawings have inspired new prints. His newest print “Bandra, Mumbai” (which appears at the end of this post) and five other prints from the last three years will be displayed at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking Cooperative Exhibition. The opening is July 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Justin is one of the working artists on the sales staff at Wet Paint. He has helpful suggestions and information for artists shopping in the store, because he works with the materials sold there. While I knew that he made wonderful prints, I first learned that Justin kept travel journals when I happened to walk into Wet Paint one day shortly after he returned from a trip—I got to see the travel journal in person. Few things are as enjoyable as looking through someone’s travel journal, seeing the sights through the artist's editing eye.

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