Thinking about maps in travel journals

September 20, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

I was looking through a few of my travel sketchbooks tonight…

last years big trip was so busy that I rarely drew maps, while Trip 2009 I drew maps every night. This year’s trip I made an allowance for maps on my summary page and ended up drawing most of them when I got home.

What STRUCK me tonight is… the few maps I drew last year where incorporated into a page with a sketch or two and that these ARE a lot nicer pages. If I hadn’t got around to drawing a map on this page, I could have added some text or some collage or just enjoyed the glorious white space which I generally don’t have enough of in my sketchbooks.

Anyway… this has got me thinking of a different approach… it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is another trip…you can create wonderful travel pages at home!?!

(these are pages from NYC and Rome last year during my big 11 week trip)

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