Friday, April 10, 2015

London and Paris Sketchbook

One of the best parts of travel is coming home and unpacking all the little treasures picked up along the way. Little memories like a new cup for the morning espresso from a afternoon spent wandering through Liberty London, or a blue and white vase picked up at the Marche aux Puces before a leisurely long lunch with a friend...

But my favorite souvenir from London and Paris is the sketchbook I kept during our trip.

If you've been following along, you know I've been posting a painting a day to Instagram, and that I'm attempting continue the practice all year. I actually wasn't sure if I could keep it up while on the road but between sketching on planes and trains, and the fact that I tend to be too excited to sleep when we travel, I managed. And how fun to know that years from now I'll be able to look back at the sketch of magnolias blooming in London and remember painting it while listening to the birds of South Kensington sing their morning song...

What kinds of souvenirs do you like to keep from your travels?

Hope you have a lovely weekend! XOXO


  1. Jeanne, your Instagram is SO LOVELY. I tried it once, but had no time or any thing of greatness to share, but some peoples' shares are just outstanding, and what a great way to showcase your talents!

    I would love to see you paint some grape hyacinths....Anita

  2. I can assure you my souvenirs are not nearly as beautiful as yours...WOW!!!! Those are exquisite Jeanne and screaming to be put in a book of some kind! I would be the first to buy it.......what an amazing keepsake of your travels! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Friend, Tina is right. It is really time to be making a book (if you aren't doing so already). What you do is so beautiful and uniquely yours. I love every single one of these paintings. And thank you again, for the very kind mention on instagram. I appreciated it so much!!

    As for me? I have my notebooks from our travels. All of those scribbled quotes and observations still will transport me right back to where I was when I first wrote them down...yes, all of these years later. And your sketchbooks will do the same.

  4. What a lovely sketch book Jeanne! I hope you are feeling better and settling in after such a whirlwind trip:) Happy Friday!

  5. Wow...what an amazing sketch book...your London sketches are my favourites ;)
    My photographs are always my souvenirs...Happy Weekend, Jeanne xx

  6. It seems that the things we tap into the most after a trip are the memories... It's hard to capture everything in pictures (or paintings!) so as long as we still have our memories, we're good. Have a great weekend, Jeanne.
    C + C

  7. Applause. Go back soon! (Take me with you!)

  8. I wish I had an ounce of your talent!! Every one of these is stunning...what a perfect way to remember your trip!! Have a fabulous weekend, sweet Jeanne!! xoxo

  9. What a fabulous way to remember your trip. These are lovely

  10. LOVE it , have a lovely weekend my creative friend!!

  11. YOU are so amazingly talented ! I love these little sketchbooks! I'm sending you an email.
    Look forward to your post on BIO on Tuesday !!!



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