I’m really happy to have returned from a holiday in Venice and being able to immediately scrapbook my travel. This was my first time ever! As mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve collected all kinds of things from my travels but didn’t really know what to do about them up until now…
Next step is to create my travel journal as I was not able to make it on the go. I didn’t have the time during the trip and also, it was so hot to be drawing outside. Yes, the temperature reached to 37C! So it was a relief to return to Helsinki and enjoy a cooler weather.
Here is my travel journal from pre COVID. Hopefully, I can fill another sketchbook.
What do you do with the paper items you collect during a trip? Please let me know!
Returning from my holiday in Krakow, Poland, I’ve collected all these things. I’ve always collected these kinds of things from my travels…
Having visited 50 countries, at one point I have so many of these – boarding passes, travel tickets, museum tickets, business cards, postcards, brochures, maps, receipts… I didn’t exactly know what to do with them that I started to throw them away until I thought that why not try scrapbooking.
Scrapbooking is an art of preserving and presenting our memories by combining photographs, clippings, memorabilia, souvenirs and journaling. Scrapbooking is not something new. We are all familiar to this.
So why Scrapbooking? Scrapbooking showcases my unique and personal style. It’s enjoyable as the process really takes me back from the moment of my holiday. And in the end, I have my travel memories together in one book.
Scrapbooking can be simple or it would be as extravagant by using many different kinds of materials from stickers, washi tapes, coloured papers, fancy cutter, stamps, etc. For me, I only use scissors, glue, paper, puncher and an A6 clear binder for my travel scrapbook. And of course, some writing tools. There are no rules, no right or wrong in scrapbooking. Just let your creativity flow and enjoy the process!
My book project has been completed and I was very excited to receive the printed version. I’m so happy how it turned out! This small book contains travel illustrations, food illustrations and playlists.
Remember that time when traveling is possible? Here is my travel journal from June 2019. It was fun looking back on that time when traveling seems to have become a possibility for more and more people. But then you know how the story goes…
After June 2019, I created my travel journals digitally. This one was about Iceland from October 2019. This was published on They Draw and Travel.
My last holiday trip abroad was in London in November 2019 which I journaled as a boarding pass and as a part of a small book project.
I will continue working on illustrating my past travels and will be posting them in the coming days. I hope you’ll do the same too. Creating travel journals has a way to bring you back to those happy memories.
You can find more of my travel illustrations here!
Creativity is not meant to dry up during the pandemic. In fact, I feel an overflowing daily dose of supply of creativity. It’s probably my way to distract myself and feel a sense of accomplishment, even more so during this strange time. No travels, no worries. We can always dream and anticipate the moment when we can. This pandemic too will pass!
Aside from work where I also get to illustrate, my official GIPHY channel has been approved on the 24th of February. As I write, my simple gifs have been viewed 54,8 M times. It feels amazing! I also created a TikTok account three days ago in preparation for a bullet journaling project. One of the things I’m really enjoying this moment is creating dream boarding passes. Yes, let’s dream! Here is your boarding pass to Helsinki.
I also created London, Japan, South Korea and New York boarding passes. I’m really enjoying this process. Which city would you like? Let me know! Have a great weekend to everyone.