|BRAND NEW Journal Cover For My Alaska Trip|
taking 17 years ago
This is as far as I got:
Other than the front cover, it sat empty.
And it was mocking me.
It was mocking me for calling myself a sketchbook artist.
We also have a box of ephemera and collect bags, books, photos and a recipe or two from the trip that's been floating around our household since…you guessed it, 1997.
I finally decided to remedy the situation by creating a class that would "force" me to sit down and start creating a sketchbook worthy of our trip and to get that blasted box out of our house!
That's the background for "An Imaginary Visit To A Past Vacation."
The Bigger Story
It turns out this was one of the most fabulous classes I've hosted! The response was great and the artists that came to play had taken trips all around the world…and all of us were able to live vicariously through the pages and images posted by one another.
It was magical!
I've long believed we can't live long enough to see it all, do it all, make all the mistakes or create all the successes there are in this world and this class turned into a number of different adventures we all got to go on because of the sharing of sketches by these generous "travelers."
To see the world through another's eyes, to experience even a part of what they saw and were touched by made this class experience so much richer for all of us.
Come and Join The Fun
So I'm going to invite each of you to come and join in the fun as this class starts again on March 4th.
It doesn't take a trip to an exotic location or even out of your home country. One individual journaled her honeymoon in and around Crater Lake National Park (it made me want to visit!).
If you have a fabulous family vacation, a trip to the beach or Disney World that you'd like to journal about, consider joining us.
While I found it a bit embarrassing to be journaling about a trip I took 17 years ago, I can't begin to tell you how many old memories have resurfaced by talking about the trip, looking at photos and sharing what we remembered.
Again, the class is "An Imaginary Visit To A Past Vacation." Click here to come and join in the fun!
2014 Class Schedule
I have also posted a partial class schedule for 2014 and you can download it here. More classes will be added as we move through the year.
If you missed the latest i•Trav•e•logue Newsletter from ImaginaryTrips.com please click here.
As always, I hope to see you in the Imaginary Realm very soon!
Oh, and that mocking journal? It's been silenced. I stuffed it with photos! However, the box has not yet been banished…more to come on that.
Do you have any trips you'd like to revisit? Where'd you go?