It's a long time spent away from everyday life, and I'm incredibly excited, but I've also started to consider what I will miss of my home comforts. Music will be a big one, as will be my bed, clean clothes, hair straighteners and the rest, but I think most of all it will be my work. I've come to realise that I pick up a paint brush pretty much every single day - and I'm not ready to go cold turkey from this habit.
For this reason, I've decided to give up some space in my rucksack for a mini watercolour set, a few paint brushes and a sketchbook. I'm going to be painting up mountains, looking up at temples, sitting in crowded backpacking bars - I can't wait!
Here's some collected inspiration of existing travel journals. I very much look forward to sharing mine in 2013 :)
|Michelle Allen's colourful sketchbooks.|
|Le Corbusier : les voyages d’Allemagne : carnets / Ch.-E. Jeanneret, Le Corbusier. New York: Monacelli Press, 1995|
|Ella Jackson's painting from travels in Cambodia.|
|Sara Midda's South Of France: A Sketch Book|