I just returned home last night from a cruise. I had been wanting to try my hand at an Artist's Journal, so one of my focuses on this vacation (aside from just relaxing 24/7) was to do just that. I gave myself permission ahead of time to not be perfect, to let whatever came out, come out.
Since we were only allowed one bag per person, my art supplies were very limited! Here's what I took: one 7x10 spiral Canson Montval Field Watercolor Book, a tin of 12 Staedtler Karat Aquarell watercolor crayons, Winsor & Newton's Cotman water colors Field Box (really, really tiny), some Marvy Markers, some Zig markers, some Faber-Castell Pitt pens, some Pilot Parallel Pens, and some brushes. I would have liked to have taken my big container of watercolors of all sorts, but there just was not room.
So, I kept it simple and sweet. I tried to do one page per day on the cruise. Above are just two of the pages, and they are of the same day.
I think I like this type of artistic expression! I would sit out on our deck in the mornings whilst sipping coffee and eating danishes with my pencil and sketchbook in hand. Later in the day, I would finish the page out with color and writing.
I hope that if you have not tried your hand yet at an Artist's Journal, my simple little effort at making one will spur you on!