This journal page was created for Illustration Friday's and TGIF's weekly challenges and it's also tthe first in a series of blank journal pages that I'm making to take on our trip to New York. Mr. Al and I will hit the road early Sunday morning and drive to New York City. We're such rubes; neither of us has ever been, although both of our sons have been there. We plan to try to get at least as far as Richmond, VA the first night of our trip and drive to the city the next day to spend four days there. We are so thrilled to finally be going to the New York that we are practically beside ourselves. If you have any suggestions about where to eat, what to do, where to go,(especially flea markets, vintage shops, museums, or best NY attractions), please leave your ideas in a comment here for me. When we leave the city, we'll drive to upstate NY, where my dear sister-and-brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Don, have a cabin on Lake Eerie. We'll stay there three days before we return to Georgia. I hope to have 5 or 6 journal pages in various states of completion to work on while we're traveling, so tonight I'm painting backgrounds and assembling supplies in ziplock bags. Mary Ann is very artistic, and last Christmas, she gave me a beautiful handmade book, which I'm using strictly as a travel journal to record my memories of this trip and hopefully many others. I don't know about Internet access along the way; well, I know our hotel has it, but I don't know about the cabin, so I may be out of pocket for 7 or 8 days. I do plan to post all my pages and photographs when I get back, though. It will be really weird to go so long without blogging, but I'm too excited to think about that right now. Please don't forget to share your travel suggestions with me before I go because Mr. Al and I like to explore fly by the seat of our pants when we travel and would love some of your ideas. I'll miss you all tons, but I'll talk to you when I get back.
Some of you have let me know that you had trouble posting the badge I made for you, so, if you want to, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send you the flickr code. If I post it here, the image posts instread of the code. I'm sorry I'm not more technically savvy. Feel free to save the image to you photo editing program and adjust the size as you need to.