art journal spreads: bismarck to medora, north dakota

My travel journal was filling up, and I was less than halfway through my “Road Trip to Nowhere.”  I tried to squeeze in Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14, but sadly I couldn’t leave any free pages to do a journal spread later.  I would have to move to a new journal on September 15. Instead of doing art spreads, I thought I’d just share my journal pages for those two days.

My pages for Friday, September 13, 2019 cover my trip from Bismarck, North Dakota to Gladstone and the Enchanted Highway and onward to Dickinson and Watford City, ND.


Journal spread for September 13, 2019


Travel journal for September 13, 2019

My pages for Saturday, September 14, 2019 cover my trip from Watford City, ND. to Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, on to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National park, and finally to Medora, North Dakota.


Travel journal for September 14, 2019

fullsizeoutput_1de29I filled up my first journal, and I still would be traveling from September 15-October 4.  It turned out I would fill up two more journals. :-)


“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, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, August 7, 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.