art journal spreads: medora, north dakota to wall, south dakota

At this point in my Road Trip to Nowhere, I began filling my second journal.  It would turn out I would use three journals for the entire trip.  These pages come from the second journal, shown below in the middle.


my three journals from my Road Trip to Nowhere

My travel journal pages for Sunday, September 15, 2019 cover my stay in Medora, North Dakota; from there, I visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park.


Journal spread Sunday, September 15, 2019


Journal spread Sunday, September 15, 2019

On Monday, September 16, 2019, I went from Medora, North Dakota to Belle Fourche, South Dakota. From there I ventured over an hour each way to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.  Then I went on to Deadwood, South Dakota, where I spent the night.


Journal spread for Monday, September 16, 2019


Journal spread for Monday, September 16, 2019 & beginning of Tues, September 17

Finally, on Tuesday, September 17, I went from Deadwood, South Dakota to Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then onward to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. From there, I went to Bear Butte State Park and then on to Wall, South Dakota, home of Wall Drug.


Signs on I-90 East for Wall Drug (Tuesday, September 17, 2019)


journal spread for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Here are some spreads from both journals #1 and #2.


Some spreads from journal #1 and journal #2


“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, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, September 11, 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!

the ~ wander.essence ~ community

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.