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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Travel Journal On Location


At the ready -- wine, Spanish peanuts, mineral water, glue stick,  travel kit (made by Dori) and journal....



I managed to make a few postcard size collages too.....


I picked up some charms like Fatima's Hand in the souk and I'm adding those to the journal pages too....

Some bits of posters torn from walls...


Working with my morning coffee....



Some papers picked up from the alleys in the medina in Fes.

I also found these spools of silk thread just lying in the alleys....so pretty, don't you think? And unusual to find something like that discarded...

Also from the streets of Fes....
(I was told the proper spelling is FES not FEZ -- that people thought it looked cooler using the Z rather than the S...I don't know if that is true but I am trying to spell it the way the locals do...)

We are on the go so much on our travels that it wasn't always easy to fit in the time to work on the journal...but I did pretty much keep it up -- in the morning with coffee, the afternoon with tea and cookies or at night with a glass of wine.


I just try to get my writing done about each day and leave space to add in photographs, paper ephemera, stamps etc
Part of the fun for me is continuing to work on my travel journal when I get back home. Kind of prolongs the trip....



On a rooftop in Sevilla..
This was about my favorite spot to work on my journal...sitting outside on a roof in Seville overlooking the city. A lovely warm afternoon -- with gathering clouds and a heavy downpour of rain later that evening.

A lot of you know my great love for Paris and France and I just have to say how terribly sad I am for the horror that happened very recently in Paris.
My heart goes out to the families of all the people who were killed or injured there.
This is not a political blog but I must say how sad it is there is so much war and ugliness in the world. All over the world, not just in France.
IMAGINE PEACE

So, I will continue to work on catching up on my mail and finishing up the travel journal and I will hold Paris in my heart.
Next I'm off to see that frisky 101 year old in Pasadena and check out all the birthday greetings he got from all of you -- he says there are 130 cards there!
I will photograph them....and work on more blog posts of Spanish post offices and the finished journal.

What's everybody else doing this Sunday afternoon?

46 comments:

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    1. FinnBadger......and Spanish wine is really good.....trust me....

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  2. Thanks for sharing your travel journal process - loved seeing all the goodies you found! Your journal looks amazing! Hurray for all the postcards your father-in-law received.

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    1. cjrsq -- thank you! Happy you enjoyed seeing the process....

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  3. Many thanks for bringing us a glimpse of your wonderful travel journal. Makes me feel as if I have gone along for the ride.

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    1. Thanks, Seth -- my travel journal & photos are my favorite souvenirs from my trips....

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  4. It looks like you had the perfect spot to work in!

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  5. wow! that silk thread was found in an alley. good alley walking!! amazing! love the gleaning spirit. care to wrap a missive to me up in some of that? thanks as ever for the magical blogpost! such gorgeous enticing photos.

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    1. well....thank you miss polly....yes, those bamboo sticks wrapped with silk are quite a wonderful find, aren't they? Glad you enjoyed seeing them -- and the post.

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  6. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening wine, I'm in!! I really like the silk spools, great find, Pamela! Any plans with them?

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    1. Mariw w -- oh yes! We need our beverages.....I don't know exactly what I will do with the silk spools but I know I will think of something.....

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  7. Welcome Pamela to our little get together each week over a drink, whether it's coffee, tea, or wine. Looks like you covered it all. And your travel journal is simply amazing. I am in total awe of the way you collaged your mail art and the way you created your travel journal.

    One of the regular T participants told me (she lived in India for awhile) that there was a little man on every corner with his Singer sewing machine. This might be the remnants of a day of sewing in the street. Of course, that's only a guess.

    Thanks for sharing your travels, your travel journal, your various drinks, and your colorful art with us for T this week. Hope you will join us again next week, too.

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    1. Hellooooooo Bleubeard and Elizabeth -- thanks so very much. I loved that story about the man with the sewing machine in India. Thanks for sharing. And fun to participate in the T for Tuesday link -- I am not sure I did it correctly but I will go back on your blog to read more about it. It has been wonderful to get new comments from your blog readers on my blog and I really appreciate the comments. Thanks!

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  8. Fabulous journal art! Happy T-Day!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Thank you, froebelsternchen Susi -- appreciate the comment. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Wonderful travel journal, you have been busy. Happy T day, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie-Jael -- yup, I am always busy making a wonderful mess with papers and paste -- thanks for reading the post and commenting.

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  10. I'm not sure if I somehow missed your T for Tuesday blog as I am reading and commenting on your Sunday post. But what a great post!
    I loved seeing your travel journal as you visited Spain and Marocco. I have never been to Marocco, in spite of the fact that I live so near (I live near Granada). Did you go to Granada?
    Yes, the Spanish like their terraces. We have a bout 6. Three huge ones and a small roof terrace for the solar panels, a tiny roof terrace and a courtyard covered by a vine. Have you seen the courtyards inside the houses? Traditional Andalucian houses are built around a courtyard which they call a Patio.They often have little fountains and flower beds and other adornments, We don't have that as we live in a cave house built on the side of a mountain!
    I liked your blog so much I scrolled down and read some others as well.
    Have a good T-Day,
    Lisca#8

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    1. Lisca Meijer -- I may not have done things right -- my first time but I'm trying.
      I wanted to go to Granada but there wasn't even time to do everything. I have seen photos and it looks beautiful. WE went in the other direction - to Cordoba. And yes -- i saw all the lovely patios there too. I adored Spain. We actually have a lot of Spanish style houses here in CA, especially Southern CA -- tile roofs and interior patios--so many things looked familiar. I am so glad you enjoyed my blog enough to scroll down and read other posts. That's very nice to hear -- thank you so much.Really loved seeing some new names in the comments.

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  11. Wow, your post is the most seducing ad for travelling and scrapbooking! I have done on a few trips, but it never looked or felt that glamorous... ;-) Happy T-Day!

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    1. Hi Viktoria -- happy you enjoyed it. My favorite souvenirs from my travels are my photos and travel journals. They are a lovely resource too if friends travel to the same places. Thanks so much for reading the post and leaving a comment.

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  12. Hi Pamela and welcome to T Stands For Tuesday! What a really lovely vacation and I love how you have been keeping up in your journal-great pages! I always thought I would love Seville and then you show me this perfect spot on the rooftop-aaahhhh....

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    1. Linda -- you would love Seville. If I had to pick my favorite place out of all the stops on my trip, I'd pick Seville. The food was fabulous and the art and the beauty -- just loved it all. Thanks for your comment. I am still figuring out exactly what to do for the T for Tuesday link.....

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  13. What a delight to see your travel journal and all the wonderful things that you found for free!! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy T-day

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    1. Krista -- I love picking things up from the streets or from poles and walls....cannot help myself. Perfect for collage, don't you think? Thanks for your comment....

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm right across the Bay from you. Looks like you have a lot of interesting things going on here. I'm going to wander back through your archives.

    Darla

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    1. darla -- hope you enjoy the wandering.....I wondered if you might be from the Bay Area. Maybe we will run into each other at an Asian market -- or better yet a Diaso! Thanks for the comment.

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  15. Pamela, you asked about T Stands For Tuesday, so here goes. All I ask is you reference my blog address in some way when you add your link each week. You are welcome to include the icon I created which is found on my right sidebar, but that is NOT necessary or required. You may also include T or tea or coffee or whatever drink in your post title, but that also is NOT necessary.

    The concept behind T Stands For Tuesday is you share some drink related post. It can be anything as long as there's some type of drink you can relate to the story you are telling. One week I was at our Botanical Gardens and forgot to show the drink I had, so I reference the fact that the fish in the pond had to drink, too. The more unique the story, the more I like it. I had a friend whose husband let a hummingbird drink out of his hand. That was a great story and T post, too.

    Feel free to talk about anything, show any photos, reference any title, as long as you can in some way, tie it back to a drink of some kind and leave a link to my blog.

    If that didn't answer your question, feel free to ask more. For your first time visiting, you did an excellent job sharing your story, with more than a few drinks, too!

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    1. Thanks so much--that explains a lot and I think I "get it" now. I don't think I can do it every Tuesday but I will certainly shoot for doing it every other Tuesday if I can. Funny I mentioned tea, coffee and wine in my post since I didn't know drink was to be included -- but then I did name my blog after cappuccino so you know what I like. Thanks for the explanation.

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  16. I may have glossed over your question about themes. There are NO themes, except a drink, any drink.

    Here is the first T Stands For Tuesday post where I explain the entire concept.

    http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2013/07/t-stands-for-tuesday-is-here.html

    A few of us had been sharing tea and other drink posts for months, but I finally created a link which made it so much easier for people to visit other players. I have tried to explain the concept in my previous comment, but you might want to read the guidelines we all go by each week. And again, the theme is whatever drink related post you choose to make it.

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    1. i think I get it now -- and thanks so much. Very nice to see other folks stopping by my blog and I enjoyed visiting the others. And I have always liked your blog!

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  17. Oh Wow! Your travel journal is fabulous - I always take one along with me when we go away! I have never been to Spain but like you I love Paris and have made many visits - the dreadful events on Friday have made me so sad too! I look forward to seeing more of your travels! Chrisx

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    1. pearshapecrafting -- happy to know you enjoyed seeing my travel journal. Yes, I have always loved France and Paris and visited many times so this hit hard. So sad but i know the French will stay strong. I'd go right back there today if if i could. Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting.

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  18. i love how all These bits and pieces are going into your Journal... will be wonderful to remember one day...
    happy rest of the week!

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    1. johanna - thanks, I think so too -- love the bits and pieces. I even crushed a NYC blue coffeecup and put it in my NYC travel journal....thanks for the visit to the blog & the comment.

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    1. yes....Caterina....maybe if we can imagine it, it can happen....one can hope...xo

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  20. What a fabulous travel journal - thanks for sharing! Love the bullfighting poster and flamenco images!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michele C -- glad you enjoyed seeing it. I am still working on it...takes a long time to finish up the travel journals because I like to daydream a little about my trip while I'm working.....

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  21. You have such a wonderful eye. Your journals look so good! Please share in real life when you get back....maybe a merienda (Spanish afternoon tea)? Have a safe trip south and a grateful holiday. xo

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    1. Dorothy -- thank you! You are most welcome to see the travel journals in person and yes, let's do get together very soon for show & tell. A merienda sounds delightful.

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  22. Gorgeous travel journal!Spain is an inspiring country!Happy T day:)!

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    1. Thanks Karla B -- Spai IS inspiring for sure. Thanks for commenting...

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  23. Bonjour Pamela, I made the correction on my blog. I found your pictures and your work very inspiring. thank you for sharing this with us!

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