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« on: September 28, 2008 02:53:00 AM »

For just over 2 weeks I have been travelling around the USA with my bloke, we arrived home on Friday. When Rackycoo sent me this wonderful bingo card journal, I knew it would be perfect for all the nick-nacks and paper things I would collect along the way. The pages contain a mix of found objects, collected items and a few things from my stash. I painted the pages before I left so things wouldn't get too messy, but pretty much all of the collaging was done whilst I was away, when I was sat having coffee, in the hotel or train Cheesy

Front of book:

The gubbins inside, some of which was hard to scan since it's about 4 inches thick now!

Title page. We live in Spain, but had to travel to London for our flight.

San Francisco

Our hotel, the pier, lunch at Hard Rock, old fortune telling machines, tour of the submarine, picked up a copy of The Onion

The Pier, Cartoon Art Museum, Book Arts exhibition at the library, strawberry melon juice drink, lunch in China Town.

Napa Valley wine tasting

Walking around Yosemite National Park

We camped in Yosemite for 2 nights. I cried so much walking around here, it was just stunning.

Death Valley

Camping! Vist to manzanar Historic Site. It says 'Resort' but it was a small motel, campground and restaurant. There was nothing around for miles but earth and mountains. It was so hot in our tent we had to have the windows and roof open, and it was beutiful to see the stars and moon from there. My favourite memory from the entire holiday was watching the moon rise up over the mountains.

Las Vegas

We were upgraded to a suite in Bills...it was awesome! Met up with fellow craftster Babbetto for a great night! I'll have a tag from her in that space on the right soon.

Atlanta: Tag made by the wonderful Rackycoo who I met up with for an awesome visit!

Art Fair I went to with Rackycoo and Reese52

Train from Atlanta to NYC (we had bunk-beds on the train in our little room, so much fun!)

Gig on my birthday!


Found objects from Central Park (sun & label) where we had a picnic, and American Museum of Natural History.

Empire State Building, Pearl River Store, St Patrick's Cathedral. Lots of walking!

Rockerfeller Centre. The target is there because there's a funny interactive light room at the top that kept us amused for ages! I much prefered this to going up the Empire.

Museum of Modern Art

It was awesome to see work by some of my favourite artists in there.

Phew, that's it, holiday over, thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 02:58:56 AM »

This is awesome!
So beautifully done and so personal.
Thanks a bunch for sharing

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 03:08:02 AM »

That is just so cool Phizzy  Grin Looks like you had a great time and saw lots of inteesing things. Nice.

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 03:08:35 AM »

oh, I love it. I am leaving for a 17 days trip to japan this week and I wish I could do something as beautiful  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 03:15:46 AM »

Thank you! I just need to do the same thing with my hundreds of photo's now! Cheesy

oh, I love it. I am leaving for a 17 days trip to japan this week and I wish I could do something as beautiful  Smiley
Ooh, that sounds like a great trip! You'd be surprised how easy it becomes when you keep picking up great things to use to remind you of where you've been. Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 04:27:57 AM »

You book is absolutely beautiful!!!  I love it!

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008 04:44:04 AM »

Wow, I love it!
I'm going abroad during Christmas break, I'm inspired to do something like this  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008 06:21:23 AM »

Beautiful work, it makes for a very memorable keepsake!

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008 06:31:21 AM »

It looks fantastic! This is such a great souvenir of your trip.

I was lucky enough to see the first few pages, so I can assure everyone that this is even more incredible in person. There is no way the photos can show the details and all the colors and textures.

Beautiful, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. And come back and see us any time!!  Grin

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