Art Journal Ideas: Hobbies to Go

Although school has started I still go by the vernal equinox and won’t say fall has started until September 22. So we still have a few more weeks in the summer list challenge. For this week the list idea is to make a “packing list”

So today I am going to share with you some art journaling I did while I was on vacation. Now, I am notorious for forgetting things on vacation and then having to run and out and buy the essential (or often non-essential but somehow at the time seems completely necessary like I can’t live without it.. ) So for my “packing list” I made a list of things not to forget and many of these items I have forgotten to bring on various trips.

 Initial Layers

I started this spread before I left 
( you can see steps in Two for the Road
In my initial layers I used scrapbook papers, 
prints from my watercolors, patterned napkins 
and Tim Holtz tissue paper. Also, the night 
before I left I added bubble letters using 
my black signo pen quickly writing down 
my “essentials”




My List

If you look at my list, I do recognize that I could survive without any of these. In fact, besides the contacts and the makeup, pretty much everything on my list are my hobbies. You would think that I would remember my makeup but I remember one trip where I flew to relatives in Atlanta and had to buy a full face of cosmetics at Walmart since I had nothing.


Packing List:

Bathing Suits
Floats (surprising this is the first year my kids did not use these– now that they are older they like to laze around the beach and read)
Weights (for working out…these did not get used.)
DVD’s (I played one once… I call this “fantasy workout” it is when you pack all your workout clothes because you imagine yourself using the hotel gym but never do. When we go to Cape Cod I bring my DVD set and I was faithful when I was younger doing a tape each day… Now I just put on my sandals and walk around the block a few times.)
Journal (but of course)
Pens (don’t assume I would remember the pen bag just because I brought my journal. This is the kind of thing I forget– I will pack “half” of my hobby and then the whole project is useless.)
Knitting ( I thought I would knit, but I didn’t. Part of the problem was I really didn’t like the knitting project I started last year. Last night I went through my knitting books looking for a replacement pattern to use the same yarn for a different pattern.. although art journaling is a great hobby, I realized I missed the counting in knitting.)
Blow dryer (this never got used either!) 
Camera (a real one, not just the iphone)
Sunglasses (all my pairs of sunglasses I own I have purchased on vacation when I forgot to pack them)

Art Journal Supplies

For this art journal spread I used neon pens, pastel sharpie pens, signo black pen, signo white pen, washi tape and a white faber castel pen.

What about you, do you bring your hobbies when you go on vacation?



0 thoughts on “Art Journal Ideas: Hobbies to Go”

  1. Yes, I bring knitting, art projects and books but usually we're to busy doing things to ever get around to working on them. Cute journal entry…it looks like you are really having fun!


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