If you have ever stared at a blank journal page and wondered how on earth to ever BEGIN, this is the answer to your prayers.
Step by step, page by page, Irene candidly discusses with upbeat humor how she created each page of this unique travel sketch journal across Oregon: the initial despair over how to record a rain-drenched vacation trip (and finding answers), collecting roadside specimens, techniques for adding color with watercolor pencils, what to do when you can't finish sketches at the scene, how a digital camera becomes an indispensible tool, and just how much of a journal may be completed AFTER the trip ~ plus a great deal more.
Each sketch page is shown in its original form as it looked at the end of the first sketching session. Then you can examine photos and details of added details and ephemera (an obsidian chip and ponderosa bark piece, for instance), the addition of color, ideas for fancy titling and section dividers, valuable insights and approaches to page design, then the full size journal page all dressed up for the party.
This travel journal WITH TUTORIAL is in the form of a PDF which you can download with Adobe Acrobat, save to your computer, and print out immediately on 8½ x 11 paper (heavy paper is recommended). It is priced at $9.95.
If you want JUST THE TUTORIAL without the finished sketch pages, that is available for $4.00 (this gives you the option of buying
just the sketch journal without the tutorial if you want, then adding the tutorial later if you change your mind.)