Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oaxaca Journal--Part 2

Cover of my journal---portrait is one I did from a photo I found online and can't find again to give photo credit.  I'm sorry!

I always try to incorporate a map of where I traveled into my travel journal.  I love maps and any excuse to use one is leaped on.

Detail of a painting my Miguel Covarrubias is in the bottom right corner in the above photo.  One of our painting assignments was to do a painting of our own based on Sr. Covarubias' work.


The very graphic Day of the Dead lady in the above photo was from a free handout that was everywhere in Oaxaca.  I loved this graphic and was thrilled when I discovered that inside the booklet was a big, fold-out poster with both Frida Kahlo and Coco Channel by artist Bradley Theodore.   I love this poster!

I didn't post photos of the pages where I just inserted printouts from the trip and other written material I wanted to keep.  Not very interesting to look at, but good reading and things I want to keep for reference.

This journal was fun to do!  Since I started shooting with a Nikon D7100 I can no longer use my little travel-friendly Zinc printers, as the Nikon digital files are too large for these small printers to use.  Sad, but I just pick the photos I want to insert later and make note of them in the journal as I am working on it on the trip and add the printed-at-home-after-returning photos later.  Cumbersome maybe, but effective.


Judy Wise said...

I lingered pensively over each page, reliving the adventure. And you've given me a brilliant idea; leaving space for the photos for when I get home. Mine are ususally out of sequence so this will really help my journaling. Besos y abrazos!

Kathie Vezzani said...

I love the picture of Dory looking through the garbage can. Great capture of all of us. Besos.

john said...

Well, I got to hold the journal and ponder each page yesterday. It is totally amazing and awesome at the same time! Good show, Michele!

By the way, I have never met Judy Wise, but her photo here and your photos and in person.....could you be sisters?

Michele R. Unger said...

I would be honored to be Judy's sister, but alas....no. We are not. I love her like one, however!

rivergardenstudio said...

Love these pages, Michele!