Painted Moleskine Journals Should Be Your Next Travel DIY Project

An American artist named Missy H. Dunaway has captured her favourite travel memories not on film or on Instagram (ahem, like us), but in a creative way that has other artists and wanderlusters buzzing. Dunaway creates painted moleskine journals with acrylic ink.  Each page is a painting of a landscape or memory embellished with handwritten descriptions.

Her journals span over two years of her travels from Istanbul for a year, to several months spent in villages in central Turkey and Morocco. The artwork as she puts it, “explores broader themes of memory, nostalgia, and the blending of one’s inner world with the external world.”

She says, “My medium is portable, so I was able to pack up my art supplies and continue travelling.” Two of her most recent moleskine journals have been combined into one book  entitled Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York. 

Here’s to getting inspired and trying out new things…. you might discover a secret talent.

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painted moleskine journals

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Photo credits: Main and Missy H. Dunaway

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Diandra Soliano

Our resident Wander Woman with a passion for languages, big cities and bronzer. When she's not listening to The Smiths a little too loudly at the office (after hours!), she can be found singing along to the soundtrack of Les Miserables with her two cats for an audience.

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