We will be flying to Italy
birthplace of my grandparents..
and so I was in need of another journal...
but lacking time,
I chose a standard sketchbook
to alter and use for the
3 week journey...
and because I write daily,
I wanted something that had a lot of pages
unfortunately, I could not find a
mixed media book, that fit my
I chose the sketch book above from Michaels
and ripped off the tree image...
and set about to make it my own..
above will also have my
name and address
and then I made a cover...
with an antique postcard of two women
in Nice, France..
and then because I was not satisfied...
I made another one...
from an antique guide book..
and chewed on which one to use
while I worked on the insides...
Which one do you think I chose?
we spend 3 days in Rome
before venturing off to Florence..
I am sure I will have a lot to write about...
and of course you need envelopes to capture
and paper memorabilia..
business cards from memorable restaurants
and in the end..
I chose the Travel 2016 cover..
with an antique map of Rome
and an Italian stamp
gifted to me by my friend
so now I can finish up on
my September pages...
see you next week..