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A great way to capture little things as you are travelling, is the 3 minute sketch technique featured in Dory Kanter's book 'Art Escapes'. By drawing a small box on the page beforehand you avoid the 'blank page syndrome' and can record small things that catch your eye. The sketches don't need to be great works of art - just little things that will prompt your memory.

Sketches at Lille

"Long wait at Lille station for our TGV. My eye was caught by two musicians travelling with their cello's when they were standing at the ticket machine.

I loved Dory Kanter's suggestion in her wonderful book "Art Escapes" that you draw little boxes on the page and sketch inside them - far less intimidating than having to fill a whole page, it also meant I could get away with drawing only the bottom half of the 'french chic' girl - the top half was far too difficult!"

From the Travel Journal of Gill McCowen
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In her book 'Art Escapes' Dory Kanter has some wonderful ideas for travel journals. This was an idea taken from the book - to record the scents and smells of your trip and turn them into a visual memory.


"By engaging all the senses, this page takes me right back to France, but I certainly had some odd looks from my travelling companions as I muttered and scribbled - "hmmm pungent goat scent; stinky cheese..." "

From the Travel Journal of Gill McCowen

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