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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Oh The Places I Go!!

Time for another art trip to Portland, Or. And I am having fun driving myself crazy...er...I mean, getting ready....
Of course I have to make things. Much more fun than figuring out the clothes to pack.

I need a travel journal....
This will do. I like green and I am going to the Uptown Stamp Show to forage through  postage stamps. But, it is kind of plain, don't you think?
SEE the last trip to Uptown Stamp Show here

Hummmmmm
This is better and Portland IS The City of Roses....

I really want this Cavallini paper to line the inside covers but no one in San Francisco seems to have it, And online shipping costs as much as the sheet of paper so I hope I will find it in Portland.

A little stamp action on the cover....

Altered Book From Previous PDX Trip here

And, I needed a tin to carry some art supplies. I am going to a letter writing social at
NOUN.
You can check it out right here

So, here is my book, ready to toss in my carry-on and work on  in PDX. I am hoping I can talk my PDX pals to work on a page to add to my book too....


Isn't this fun? I was browsing the Back-to-School supplies (would you expect any less?) and spotted these cool pocket dividers and I thought I could do something with them....
I cut them down and added them to my book and I can tuck in business cards and ephemera inside.

I prepped a few pages...

I think I will add a photo to this page later on.

My newly made tin is all packed up and ready to go.  My
HAVING A GREAT TIME
WISH YOU WERE HERE
rubber stamp comes in handy at a time like this.

I really don't bring much -- my altered book and tin plus double stick tape, glue sticks, washi tape on a ring and postcard backs.
I am pretty sure my PDX pals will share their art supplies with me if I am good.

And my address book, of course!
You CAN put addresses on your cell phone but I'm analog. 

So, here you go -- all packed up and ready to go. But clothes? Not so much...
This is the fun part of packing.
So, Karen and JJ and Miss Polly and Michelle -- get ready because I am coming!
See you all very soon.
And, I'll see the rest of you in the mail or back here at the blog when I get back.
Don't forget to check my IG photos @PamelaArtsinSF in the meantime.

SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL

26 comments:

  1. collage may have that cavallini paper. or powell's you should give 'em a call! counting the days!! ~miss polly

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    1. miss polly -- I heard a rumor it is at Cargo. Obligion (sp??) Paper probably has it too so I hope sure hope I can get my hot little hands on it. See YOU soon!!!!!

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    2. oblation papers, you mean! yes, yes, always a source of paper magic there. https://www.oblationpapers.com/

      ~miss p

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  2. This is lovely! I love adding in the transparent pockets.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa -- glad you like it. i thought using the pocket tabs was quite clever, if I do say so myself......

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  3. Perfect journal and supplies!!! Hope you have a great trip!!!

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  4. I so wish I was going too!! Love that book and can’t wait to see it complete. I have an address book too. Very old school 😂

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    1. Hey -- we aren't old school -- we are too cool for school!

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  5. So cool! I love to see that you have your priorities straight -- clothes packing goes way down on the list ;-) I can't wait to see how you all fill up that book! What a great cover, too.

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    1. Margarete -- I wish you were coming along with me. Postcards to come and you will see the book in person when I get back. The clothes???? Still putting that part off......

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  6. Great work packing all the best stuff first! Have a fabulous time! 😘

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    1. Thanks, Cat -- we know we need our art supplies, right?

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  7. Heh as long as youvhave clean underwear :)

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  8. Most impressive little book you are taking with you. I look forward to seeing it all filled up. I think you have more washi tapes than you'll ever need, but it's always good to share.

    Just remember that your address book can't get hacked if it's analog! Have fun and wish I was going with you! I live vicariously.

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    1. The little book will be a whole lot fatter when I get home. I just hope I'm not a whole lot fatter myself! They have fabulous restaurants in PDX. And the address book? I love paper, what else can I say?You're right...it can't get hacked. I post about the trip when I get back.

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  9. Priorities are important. Clothes are highly overrated anyway.

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    1. LOL.....clothes are overrated but I must bring some.....

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  10. OH SO NICE! I love this posting of your "packing". haha!
    I enjoy you taking us along on your journey; to & from. The books you make are so lovely. I think you should open an online shop specifically for these beautiful journals to sell. I know I would need to buy several. I can never have enough journals. Is journal hoarding a hobby? ;)

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    1. Linda -- Maybe I should sell some things on my IG page or blog? Just keep it simple.....I will think about it and very nice of you to mention it. I finally packed everything and i am ready to roll....or to fly.....

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  11. Of course you have to pack the most important items first! The clothes can come later. Don't forget your toothbrush and have a wonderful time.

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    1. Toothbrush -- check!
      I think I am finally organized and ready.....but I can't say I am traveling light...

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  12. Have a blast! Always fun to go visit like-minded pals. Love the tin and your addy book cover.

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    1. Leslie -- it sure is!And I remember my two visits to YOU, which were so much fun. Glad you like the tin .....and thanks for saying hello.

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  13. Your journal looks amazing and is ready for travel!!
    I can't wait to see what you create with your art friends! Enjoy yourself and safe travels! be sure to fill us in when you return!
    Jackie xx

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