I'm crazy about published travel sketchbooks. I have more in my personal library than the law allows ---and one day I'll share the titles with you, if you like. I've made travel sketchbooks myself for a long time. In the beginning, the books were more journal than sketchbook, with many fewer drawings than words. Now the reverse is true. Here's a sampling:
With my stay in Paris fast approaching, I'm mulling over what art supplies to take. I plan to do quick sketches, but I also want to work on a series of larger, more complete mixed media pieces. So I'll take more art stuff than I usually do---but what? Lots to ponder, n'est-ce pas?
If you, too, are a travel sketch fan, you MUST go look at Katherine Tyrrell's new blog. She is so organized, energetic and knowledgeable that it'll make your head whirl. I nominate her as President of the World. Do I hear any seconds?
And then there are the delightful travel sketches made over the years by Carol at Paris Breakfasts. Charming beyond words.
September 30 is my Paris departure date. I have a month to work out what I'll be doing. I'll keep you posted. And I might be asking for your advice, so don't go away!