How to Effectively Watercolor Travel Journal

My travel journaling methods change from journey to journey as I discover new art supplies, art techniques and toss out methods that do not work well.

Now I take a small amount of art supplies. I bring a journal that I make myself with my favorite kinds of paper, Arches 140 lb. cold press and Raffine mixed media paper. 

 

 My homemade journal for SE England. Ollie seems to like it. 

My homemade journal for SE England. Ollie seems to like it. 

 I sewed in the pages in a very poor fashion. 

I sewed in the pages in a very poor fashion. 

The size of the journal depends on how much time I have to devote to each page so I can complete the page in less then an hour.  

 

 Pre trip completed page. 

Pre trip completed page. 

This trip, my goal is to chronicle in words and pictures my journey. I started with a page about packing, which is important to the success of my voyage. I have heard that journaling before a trip helps with "pre-trip nerves".  Reminding yourself that that preparations need to be adequate but not perfect helps too.