Bike Touring Journal

bicycle touring journal
day one, orcas island tour

Last week we took a four-day bicycle tour to Orcas island. I'll spend the next few weeks adding more photos, drawings, and collaged pages. Above is the page I finished today.

Orcas Island is the hilliest and largest island of the San Juan Islands in Washington state. You can find my photos and blog about the trip on my photography blog.

orcas island journal
orcas island journal cover

I wanted to keep a journal devoted to this trip. So the week before we left, I gutted a thin old book and added some pages and collaged the cover. I used my birch trees collage as the focal point on the front cover. (above image)

trees and notes, orcas island journal page
trees and notes, orcas island journal page

Each morning of the trip, I wrote notes on what had happened the day before and did some simple sketches.

My muscles are still recuperating but I am already planning another trip! I hope everyone had a good week.

joining sunday sketches


  1. It's a wonderful idea to keep your memories in this way! I like the collages and the trees so much!

  2. I was riding my bike this morning..its great to have freedom..great collage

  3. Wonderful creations love the bike collage ~ Happy SS!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  4. VERY exciting to see--and look forward to more! Did you take art supplies with you on the trip, or just simple sketch tools? On trips I always think I'll pack more "supplies", but usually it's just journal/book and pens, brush-pens, etc... LOL! Simple while on the road, then bust out the studio room when back home. ;o) LOVE your birch tree pieces... Happy Days, Juana ((HUGS)) P.S. Thanks so much for your MANY kind comments on my August posts. :o)

  5. Sounds like a great trip - look at all of the fantastic work you did! Wow! Always inspiring us! xx

  6. Hello,

    it sounds as though you had a great time. I love how you made your journal out of a book, it looks fabulous.

  7. Thanks everyone for your lovely visits! The trip was a lot of fun and the art journalling worked out well.

    Tracy, I agree that simple is best. Like you I packed limited for the journalling on this trip.


Post a Comment

I very much appreciate your visit and comments.

Popular Posts