Imagine landing in a fabled land, a land you have dreamed of visiting, to find that your camera had been crushed in the overhead compartment and does not work! What to do? Improvise!
To improvise for my visuals – where I normally use a camera – I started out with ticket stubs, boarding passes, business cards and progressed to tape, glue and smidgeons of paint. Once I started the improvising engine rolling I couldn’t stop! I found a rubber circular piece of junk in the car park at the airport -the red circles and then used a toilet paper roll (skinny circle) Voilá – stamps! At least this got me started. Postcards came next to save my patoot. Using the extensive (almost anal) driving instructions and abjurations handed out by the car rental company for a bit of color I made an insert of pages, cleverly folding the brochures and taping in the postcards.
Lastly, I began begging my man to take certain pictures to fill in and prove that I was actually there. Said pictures are still not printed and will be added to the pages when and if I ever return to a place (home) with a reliable printer.
So if you ever find yourself without a main component for your art journaling – particularly when traveling – improvise.