This is another Cancun post. I forgot that I was planning on sharing parts of my journal entries with you from my trip to Cancun. I'm know you're sick of hearing about Mexico already, but this is more about journaling than Mexico!
The first couple days there, there wasn't much to do other than journal, play cards, eat, drink. And I started thinking that we should've brought some board games, or more art supplies, or something....
But after the first couple days, I didn't end up journaling as much, since the sun was out and the beaches were beckoning to me to come out and play. So I only did one page of journaling for the entire trip, unlike my European vacation, where I almost filled half of a composition book with entries!
I planned the page like a weather board, with my "days of the week" tape, and a little depiction of the days' dominant weather patterns at the top. It was a nice way to remember a little bit about each day, and didn't put a lot of pressure on me to spend too much time working on it. Usually I ended up working on it the next day or night after.
I wasn't surprised that I didn't work that much in my book. Typically with beach vacations, I'm rarely indoors. I will sometimes only make my entries after returning home, and only using scraps and bits that I collected during my trip.... more like a scrap book than a journal entry. They definitely aren't as fun as art journals, though, so I try to add something to them. This was an easy way to do that. Like I said, I am a beach girl, and if there's an ocean out there waiting for me, it won't have to wait for long!
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Okay, I Lied...
I was last seen in the construction industry, wearing a hard hat and yelling at guys. Just kidding! I never yelled! My guys liked working with me, actually. But I was losing my creative self, which is very important to me. So... I left. I am also most happy when I'm helping to inspire people, either with my crafting posts, showing something amazing about nature, or sharing my latest favorite bookmaking project... I love working with my hands...oh to feel things! I am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge about nature, life, people, my art.... that's what this life is for, I believe.