art journal spreads: nebraska to south dakota

Here are my art journal spreads from my “Road Trip to Nowhere” trip on September 6, 2019; on this day, I traveled from Norfolk, Nebraska to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The first three pages are from the journal as I was traveling.  The last page is the art spread I did upon returning home.

Here are my art journal spreads from September 7, 2019, when I was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here, the first two pages are from the real-time journal, while the third page was done after my travels.

Here are my art journal spreads from September 8, 2019, when I traveled from Sioux Falls to Watertown, South Dakota. Here only the first page is from the journal as I was traveling.


Sunday, September 8, 2019

I created the art journal spread after I returned home from my travels.


Sunday, September 8, 2019


“ART JOURNAL” INVITATION: I invite you to post a journal spread on your own blog about your travels. You can do collage, watercolor, acrylics, stamps, drawing or stencils — whatever art form your heart desires.  These are my first art journal spreads and drawings, so I can only hope I’ll become more creative as I practice and play. I invite you to do the same!

One of my intentions for my “Road Trip to Nowhere” in September of 2019 was to “Make art journal spreads for each state (Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado) through collage, drawing or collecting items.”  I’m having so much fun with this that I’ve decided to make a journal spread for each day of my journey.

If you’d like some ideas on creating an art journal, please see my page: on creating art from travels.  I actually don’t have many ideas yet, but I hope to add more as I experiment with different art forms.  Also, I would love to see any great ideas from the artists out there. Feel free to add a link to your own blog if you do bullet or travel journals of your own.

Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, May 8, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, once on the second Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!

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I invite you all to settle in and read a few posts from our wandering community.  I promise, you’ll be inspired!

Thanks to all of you who shared posts on the “art journal spreads” invitation.