What makes travel journals so important is the fact that we can’t possibly remember all the interesting details of our beautiful journey. Jotting the details down makes us remember and cherish those moments forever. By now, you probably have a fair idea of my love for journals. Here is a link to my Europe travel journal in case you missed it out. I have also shared my Genealogy Journal on this blog on this link. Following is a video link to this journal.
Inspired by the green town Nathia Gali and its beautiful trees, I decided to make a travel journal on leaves. I had no diary in hand and thought it’s the perfect opportunity to write and draw on them. It was a difficult project as leaves wither. To prevent that, I had to press them first (leaving them in a newspaper under carpet), then apply white glue (alternative of Mod Podge) on both sides. After they were dry, I had to protect them in plastic covers and bound them in the shape of a book. I was very happy with the end result and thought it was an exciting project to have my holiday documented in ‘Leaves of Nathia’.
While packing I didn’t take my note book/journal as I never planned to keep a diary for this trip. Once we were there, our cousin started working on her travel journal. I was happy to write and draw in her journal when she asked me to.
Thats when I thought, oh this place and company is lovely so why don’t I start making a journal too so I can remember the details of this trip later. The only problem was that I didn’t have any paper to write on.
I was sitting outside in the beautiful garden with spellbinding plants all around me when suddenly it stuck me. Why don’t i write on leaves just like primitive times we hear about. So I collected a few gorgeous ones and started writing and drawing on them.