Monday, 31 October 2011

Challenge 5: Use A Found Object. Istanbul Travel Journal

So on my Istanbul trip I kept a travel journal. So did my friend. So each night around nine found us in the same cafe, reclining on sofas, drink Turkish tea by the glassload and writing furiously. We packed a lot in.

But, being a scrapbooker, I didn't jsut want words, I wanted pictures and stuff. Tricky on holiday with the pictures still very much inside the camera. And no pretty paper to be fitted in the backpack. Sad face!

So I took a roll of washi tape, a pen and an exercise book and taped anything I could find into my exercise book: business cards, postcards, receipts, maps, tickets...even little packets that used to contain wet wipes (don't ask) and sugar (to go in the tea).

And so I bring you: My Travels in Istanbul: A Travel Journal by Kirsty M. Smith. Interspersed with some of the pictures that I I now intend to get scrapbooking :D














Book pinched without kind permission from maths department.

Which is what it says on the back of my travel journal. Technically, another found object.

P.S. I think this qualifies as using a found object! So that's Challenge 5 sorted! The tenth of November is not far away at all now, and I've completed all but a couple of them now. Look out for more posts soon, and details of a roundup to link them all together on the tenth!

P.P.S. I'm really enjoying it actually :D

14 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I love the mix of writing and brochures and drawings .., so atmospheric.

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  2. The colours are awesome and I can almost smell those spices!
    Alison xx

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  3. Do you know this wonderful Istanbul journal by Mary Ann Moss of http://dispatchfromla.typepad.com/?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dispatchfromla/sets/72157625767828787/

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  4. LOVED this post!!! It has so much eye candy!!! Between your gorgeous photos and your awesome travel journal I had a great time taking it all in!

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  5. There are some wicked photos there - can't wait to see the LOs. And that self portrait made me smile - you look so surprised. Did the photographer catch you unawares?

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  6. wow Kirsty a fabulous journal.....you wrote so much, a real treasure. Fantastic photos love the pomegranate one!!

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  7. Great photos and journal - on more recent holidays I have kept one and the are great for when you get to scrapping the photos.

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  8. fabulous! A wonderful mix of photos and journalling. It's a diary and a scrapbook all in one!

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  9. This is just fab! It really gives a flavour for your trip - and you now have something to help you remember those details for ever (believe me, you do forget the "where" "why" "what" "who" and "when"...)
    I love the exercise book you pinched from the maths dept. I'm sure they would approve, when they saw what it was used for!
    Great idea to use the tape to fix stuff into the journal - still detachable, in case you want to take it all apart and use it to make a "posh" version (though I don't think I would, if it was me - the "real thing" is so fab!).

    Thanks for your comment on my post about the Bloggers' Weekend. I have thought about another - perhaps in the early Spring - maybe March time? E-mail me about when you might be available, if you like - no-one else has specifically asked about it yet, so why don't we fix the date ourselves? (Lizziemade at aol dot com)

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  10. I LOVE this idea, and really wish that I had done it too on one of my holidays to Crete. Your photos are amazing :-)

    Also, I am really enjoying your '10 Challenges' posts, and have played along with a couple of them on my blog. Of course, I have linked back to you! (Not that anyone reads my little blog anyway, ha!) If you're interested in taking a look, my blog is HERE. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  11. Fab photos - and I love your journal. Your writing seems much neater than mine would have been - I think mine would have ended up much scruffier!

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  12. Wow, wow and wow. A brilliant set of photos and I love the journal, I am definitely going to make and keep a journal when I start my travelling (which I am definitely going to do, you've tempted me with all of these amazing photos and places far too much!!)

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  13. Istanbul!!!! Glad to hear you had an amazing time there - how could you not?

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  14. Fab photos, I like the one with your faces in the mirrors :)

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