Looking for travel journals

I am excited about the many travel journals I have already assembled, but am always eager to see new ones. If you have any artists you’d like me to consider for inclusion in my new book, An Illustrated Journey, send me information and links or post them here under comments. I am mainly interested in journals that include both drawing or painting and writing too.  Thanks!

103 thoughts on “Looking for travel journals

  1. Hi Danny, what a fantastic opportunity! When do you need the journals? I am traveling to Thailand in November and would love the chance to be included in your latest venture. I’m a photographer based in Scotland but there are some examples of my illustrstion work in the personal section of my website…even if you don’t think I would be suitable I’d love to hear your thoughts on my work. Kind regards, Ross.

  2. http://www.mollyhashimoto.com/

    Molly Hashimoto is my former teacher… her website has extensive samples – beautiful watercolor travel journals are one of her specialties (and she teaches on the subject as well). You might like to contact her directly for specific samples that include both watercolor and writing (her email link is on her website).

    Cheers!

  3. Here is a link to my Venezuela sketchbook

    http://marilynroseart.com/section/223273_Venezuela_sketchbook.html

    It was an interesting experience because I was traveling with my cousin who is an American diplomat in Venezuela. The political climate there is not conducive to tourists or taking photos. Journaling was perfect… though many of the vignettes were done in a moving vehicle.

    i started journaling after taking your course at the Open Center a few years ago…. you opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you.

  4. Hi, Danny. Here’s a link to my flickr page. My trips to Vancouver BC, Acapulco and El Golfo Mexico are in there. The newer pieces are mostly Seattle. I stopped writing on the drawings a couple months ago, so I’d have a little more freedom when compiling my own books. See what you think. Your books were my inspiration to be more prolific. Thanks!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55095174@N04/

    Steve

  5. It feels a bit ego-centric to submit my own stuff— as the chance to be involved in however small a way with one of the people who influenced my want to keep an illustrated journal is not to be missed — so here goes anyway,

    I’ve been keeping a journal since 2003 (currently no.39) but I didn’t start drawing until a few years later-and only in the privacy of my journal – so I’m a bit of late starter (I’m 60 next Sunday)

    I moved to Italy in 2007 so every day is part of a travelling adventure. I am a musician so my journal also follows my musical ‘career’ around Italy— for career see Oxford English Dictionary- “to fall headlong our of control” .

    my site http: http://www.reallyaccessiblememory.com is based on my journals – the name RAM comes from my feeling that a Moleskine doesn’t need batteries , and never crashes- and it’s always with me.

    So there are sketches:

    http://rowlandjones.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/bistrot-cetona/

    http://rowlandjones.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/olive-oil/

    Pictures of my gigs:

    http://rowlandjones.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/transfusion-trio-with-special-guest-rowland-jones-wow-thatll-be-me-then/

    Writing

    http://rowlandjones.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/wes-montgomery-and-my-uncle-mel/

    Odd(!) ideas that spring to mind:

    http://rowlandjones.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/mud-mud-glorious-mud-just-a-thought-so-why-so-popular/

    Scribbles, concert tickets, restaurant receipts

    I hope you like it. For over two years, my work has been featured every month in Zuiderlucht- a Dutch arts newspaper and I recently did a series of illustrations for a book of Dutch poetry.

    Hope you like it.
    Rowland

  6. I’ve been journaling for about a year now, and this last month I went to Ecuador. I made it a goal to complete a journal with my volunteering experiences and exploration of the Galapagos and Ecuador mainland. Wow – recording the trip through notes and drawings allowed me to see so much more than only my camera. Best souvenir I could ever have. I really feel it sharpened my observation skills and my love for my surroundings (wherever they may be).

    Here’s the link to my journal pages on Flickr:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11784247@N06/sets/72157627083807651/with/5948994132/

    And here are a few favorite pages:

    Day14

    Day15

    Day16

    Thanks for opening up this community – I’m enjoying looking at everyone’s links that responded to this post!
    Mel

  7. Hi Danny,
    I’m working on a journal that includes pages I made in Hawaii, and some that I’m making about the trip after returning:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40024890@N00/sets/72157627171481550/

    And this set contains other pages I created on my travels…they are in my regular journals and just appear as they happened:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40024890@N00/sets/72157627093147741/

    They are not full of fancy techniques, but mostly just drawing and painting. I hope you like them!

  8. Hi Danny: Looking forward to both of your new books. Kolby Kirk keeps one of the best travel journals I’ve seen. He’s been featured in Moleskinerie and Journal Craft Inspirations. No, I’m not his agent – just a fan. He is currently thru-hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail (can’t wait to see the pictures of THOSE journal pages!), so he probably won’t be available until after September or October according to his website. Here’s one of his Flickr sets you might enjoy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kahunna/collections/72157594587631210/
    Cheers! Line

  9. Hello Danny,
    I don’t know if you would consider including a dog who keeps an illustrated journal of his travels near and far but I’d be pleased if you’d have a look at my blog.
    http://www.dog-earedjournals.blogspot.com
    I wanted to write to you privately (some top secret stuff that I can’t share with just anyone) but couldn’t find a way to do that.
    Tchao-wow,
    Ruca from Portugal

  10. Hi Danny,

    You are an inspiration to us all, and your books are among my most prized possessions. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for so openly sharing your words of encouragement and your dynamic and free-spirited illustrations. Illustrated journaling has become my passion too, because its core—its essence, is the absolute acceptance of one’s personal style for exactly what it is. You taught me that. And to share… I am looking forward to your new book!

    Here is a link to my flickr photostream.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65338285@N07/

    Cookie

  11. Hi Danny

    So exciting to learn a new book is coming – even though it seems we are still months away from the release :( .
    I don’t know exactly what kind of artwork you’re looking for. Just in case, here is a link to a few pages of my travel book in Sri Lanka last year. I doubt my awkward work may qualify, all the more the writing is in french, but who knows.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.468076243713.254174.741873713&type=1

    By the way, your books helped me organizing so that i can find some time for my drawing passion. And The illustrated Life was such a source of inspiration. thanks for this
    Can’t wait for your next book !!!

    Kindly

    Jean-Christophe

  12. Hi Danny,

    Since you specified travel journals combining sketches and text I’m sending the following for your consideration. Hope you find them of interest.

    Our move from Texas to Maryland (with calligraphy & illuminations) http://web.mac.com/evwardjr2005/Site/Calligraphy.html

    The Clear Fork, Adventures on a Small Stream (2011 Sketchbook Project) http://web.me.com/evwardjr2005/Drawn_To_Nature/Sketchbook_Project.html

    Select journal entries from our 2-month Magical Mystery Adventure in Europe (click on individual countries in the menu bar) http://web.mac.com/evwardjr2005/Site/Earnest_Ward.html

    Select journal entries and stand-alone sketches from my spring 2011 North Cascades National Park A-i-R residency (I’m headed back as fall A-i-R in late Sept.) http://web.me.com/evwardjr2005/NCNP/North_Cascades_NP.html

    All the best,
    Earnest

  13. Danny, Your travel journals are at the top of my favorite , and I also love Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen (rightside) and Tommy Kane and others listed here. Personally I have to also list
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93526285@N00/ (Sketchalina) she has some fabulous travel journals and text to include us all. Gay is another favorite traveling the california coast primarily

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaykraeger/

    And you must know Liz Steel (australia)
    http://www.lizsteel.com/ she travels a ton and her architect’s background brings a solidness to her sketches I love. this list is awesome and if a “keeping an illustrated travel journal” is something the world Needs!
    I sure wish my travel journals could be contenders! I’m trying!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58482042@N00/ check out his Italy journals, there are a few that still blow my mind.

  14. Danny,
    I took a watercolor travel journaling workshop from Scottsdale Artists’ School. The instructor was Lew Lehrman. His travel journals from abroad are amazing. I think he would be a great person to consider including in your new book. You should check out his work. Thanks, Kay

    http://www.lewisblehrman.com

  15. I’ve been travel journaling since 1978, and have been teaching classes and workshops at The Scottsdale Artists’ School and elsewhere since around 1992. During these years, I have produced 18 journals of trips including Europe, Israel (2), China, Vietnam (workshop) Peru, Spain, Thailand (3) Tuscany and Venice (workshop)You can see some of my pages at http://www.LewisBLehrman.com/journals.htm. Would like to participate.

  16. I’m not sure if this is what you might be looking for, or if this link has enough information…
    I spent some time in Israel 2 years ago and kept a watercolor travel journal while there. Many from our tour group pleaded with me to make copies…this journal was the result of their requests. Thank you for your consideration, Danny. I enjoy your work.

  17. Hi Danny…
    Two comments I wish to share… The first, I loved your “An Illustrated Life” book. I use it in my illustration and design courses to inspire students to sketch every day. The second comment… I hope you plan to use the submissions from the artists that are offering their travel s journals in a new book because if you do, I’ll certainly add it to my library.

    Here is my URL to my travel journals http://artfulescapades.com

    I am currently planning a diving and sketching trip to south east Asia and you can bet the first items packed will be my journaling goodies…

    All the best, Rick…

  18. I just came back from a little trip, inspired by this blog post to do as much sketching as possible. It was fantastic and enriched those few days of vacation – thanks :-)

  19. Hi Danny, I just discovered recently your work. I live in Barcelona and am just a beginner with journaling. I very much admire your stuff, I ordered two of your books and can’t wait to receive them. Maybe you’d be interested in the work of a friend and colleague architect living between Chile-Belgium. He is a very talented sketcher, check him out;

    Mariana, Brazil - 1986

  20. Danny,
    Here’s a link to some pages on Flickr from my 2002 journal that started with my trip to Oaxaca. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66128845@N05/
    Roz S. told me you were interested in travel journals. There are 32 pages of travel stuff with another page of photos from the trip a bit later on. You can see the cover of the journal, Pocomas, on my website: http://home.earthlink.net/~worldbridger/id19.html plus some more images from it.

    wendy

  21. This woman’s sketches combine daily interactions, conversations, and historical information about the places she visits along with beautiful watercolor sketches which she creates on location. Here is a link to one of her books (so you can preview her sketches through Amazon’s Reader), a link to a video she made using Sakura Koi Watercolors, and her website:

    Very California Book: http://www.amazon.com/Very-California-Travels-Through-Golden/dp/1565122852/ref=pd_sim_b_3

    Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB-gZhxiyag

    Website: http://dianagessler.com/index.html

    Good luck in your quest :)

  22. I LOVE seeing all the interest in painting/journals/etc. I teach and most of my blogs are aimed at students and interested others. Many of them address keeping a journal. If you’d like to take a peek, here is the address:

    Watercolor Musings judy_schroeder.blogspot.com

  23. Hi Danny — I’m excited about your new travel book because I’ve just about worn out The Illustrated Life. Here are two suggestions that you might want to consider. Definitely you want to look at Pete Scully’s work at http://petescully.com. He lives in Davis, California and is from England and travels back and forth. He is very approachable, organizes sketch crawls and has wonderful pen and watercolor drawings. Many are travel related. He just returned from the Lisbon International sketch crawl.

    There’s another one to consider that no one seems to know about except me. Her pages are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/98657307@N00/ and are sometimes travel related. Her Moleskines have a unique look – you’d recognize her work a mile off – and are often intriguing. Most of her pages would have been appropriate in your earlier book, but she does travel sometimes and you might want to consider her. Her name is Kathrin… something – it’s on the site – and she lives in Germany. I wish more people knew about her.

    Those are my two votes. I look forward to the book when it is published – hurry though, I will be waiting! – Barbara

  24. Hey danny!

    I don’t know if you’re still looking for artist danny, but I’d love to be a part! Like others have said, it feels egotistical suggesting myself, but then we all dream of sharing drawings in printed form with the world, so I’m going to do it anyway :)

    but first I’m going to suggest another artist that really inspires me. His name is will freeborn, he’s a scottish artist who works mostly in moleskines. his work can be found here in flickr… http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghostschool/

    You can find my work here… http://www.flickr.com/photos/58482042@N00/
    Here’s some from a journey to italy I took… http://www.flickr.com/photos/58482042@N00/sets/72157606981036922/
    Here’s from travels here in the DR… http://www.flickr.com/photos/58482042@N00/sets/72157622723156035/
    this one is a sketchbook done in 2 days while i visited the beach… http://www.flickr.com/photos/58482042@N00/sets/72157624798492826/
    Here’s from even disney world… http://www.flickr.com/photos/58482042@N00/sets/72157612561963764/

    anyhow, I’m not even sure If you’re still looking for submissions. But either way it’s nice to get in touch with you!

    keep in touch,
    chris buchholz
    sketchbuch@yahoo.com

  25. Hi Danny! I’d love to be included in your new book! Please have a look at my New Zealand sketches (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150201747530238.331897.547060237&type=1),
    and quick sketches ( http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150275637955238.353318.547060237&type=1) .
    I backpacked around NZ from april to july this year with stayed in a 1984 car for a month collectively. I kept a moleskine watercolour sketchbook and another for quick sketches and for recording more private thoughts throughout my journey.
    Would love to know what you think. Thanks!

  26. I just found a post about your new book, Danny, and am sorry I didn’t know about it sooner. Thought I’d send you some links to my work, hoping it’s not too late to be considered.

    Colorado sketchbook from June 2011, on my blog:

    http://www.lesliefehling.com/search/label/Colorado

    Lots of other sketches to be found on my blog under the “Watercolors” label.

    I have sketchbooks from Maine and Alaska, but they aren’t gathered online anywhere at this point. Here are a couple of sample pages:

    And soon I’ll be posting pages from a 40 page sketchbook that I kept during a 2-week trip to Ireland in September 2011 – on my Everyday Artist blog (www.lesliefehling.com). Watch for it in a week or so.

    I was recently interviewed on a local TV show about my sketchbooks – you could see samples of them there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO_VYRk2mrU&feature=player_embedded

    Your books have been a huge inspiration to me. Reading An Illustrated Life is what got me started with sketching. Can’t wait for the new book to come out!

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