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A few days ago I came back from my trip to Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve kept a moleskine sketchbook with me throughout the trip and filled it with urban sketches, instax photos, doodles and notes about my adventures. I was able to work on my sketchbook almost each night back at the hotel, allowing me to complete 80% of it by the time I got home. Yesterday I added some stickers, washi tape and a few extra doodles and called it done.
Here are the pages from my trip:
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I’m so glad I’ve kept up my daily notes and remembered to take the instant polaroid photos. Little (and even not so little) details disappear so quickly and I really wanted to remember this awesome trip as vividly as I can. I will also be documenting these adventures through a Project Life 6″x8″ album, for which I’ll print photos from my iPhone and add some memorabilia that I saved while traveling. So if you’re interested in seeing an even more detailed travel album of this Denver + Phoenix trip, stay tuned 😉
xo

my travel sketchbook: Denver & Phoenix 
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15 thoughts on “my travel sketchbook: Denver & Phoenix 

  • October 7, 2015 at 8:42 pm
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    Olya, Your travel notebook is awesome. Love the starry night sky the best! But it’s all wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  • October 8, 2015 at 6:26 am
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    This is so cool! I want to travel around to make one of this!! And oh… The starred sky?!?! How did you make this! It’s SO beautiful… <3

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    • October 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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      thanks, Marta! I did it with watercolours and white gel pen 🙂

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  • October 13, 2015 at 11:14 am
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    THIS IS AMAZING!!! Seriously! So much fun to see this. And that starred sky is really beautiful. This is something you will treasure for a very long time.

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    • October 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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      thank you so much, Andrea 🙂 you’re right, that starry sky moment will forever be imprinted in my mind <3

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  • October 19, 2015 at 7:08 pm
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    Olya omg wow, girl this is amazing, you are amazing!

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    • March 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm
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      Kellie, you’re too sweet! thank you 🙂

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  • March 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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    Beautiful. I’m trying to get good enough to do some drawings around my town. May I ask what size moleskine did you use for this trip?, and is that the size you always use? Do you recommend the small or large landscape size? Thank you

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    • March 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm
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      hi hi,
      thank you for your sweet words 🙂
      this is a medium landscape watercolor moleskine (8.5″x5.5″ or something like that). It’s definitely my go-to sketchbook of all time as it holds the water and the paint nicely, as well as mixed media memorabilia that I throw in there while I travel. And it has a band that goes around it, which comes in handy when my sketchbook gets all nice and fat from the trip’s documentations 🙂

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  • August 17, 2016 at 9:12 am
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    Do you have a post where you list out what art supplies you travel with? i’m going to Spain in October and wanted to do a travel book like you do, however i wasn’t sure what tools were the best for traveling.

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  • February 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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    I just ran into this post and I loved it so much! Truly inspiration for the soul, thank you so much for sharing this!
    I am from Santiago, Chile, and I am currently on Miami. I bought an instax to capture great moments, and your journal is making my brain running so fast to make my journal!

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