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Don't always feel that you have to draw an entire building! Jenni has created a wonderfully sketchy page simply showing the different tile patterns she found while travelling in Venice.

JenniLast, Venice Tiles


"You can put ANYTHING you like in your journal - it's a record of all your interests and likes and dislikes, not just a diary! This was drawn in a hand-bound journal with a mixture of different weight cartridge papers in it. I used a regular Pilot Precise or Fineliner pen because I like to use the same one for both writing and drawing. Whichever, it would have had soluble ink to achieve the washed effect. The colouring medium then would have been an ancient box of Winsor and Newton watercolours dating from my college days - and they're a long time past!

From the Travel Journal of - Jenni Last
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Admin (Gill)
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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