Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ready to go: but not packed!

When it comes to packing for a trip, I've never gotten it right:  always too many of one thing and not enough of another (yes, it's fun to shop for a missing piece on holiday, but often that means missing too much other fun!)
 On my last trip, I started to emulate other journal keepers who start a trip journal by illustrating a trip journal with all the packed contents.  I shortly learned why I never went to fashion design school! Determined to find a better way than to draw each and every piece of clothing, I did a black and white cartoon drawing of basic wardrobe shapes.  Then I made copies and cut out pieces and colored them!
I arranged outfits for each day, coloring multiple copies of pieces I planned to use more than once.   Then I copied the finished page and tucked it into my suitcase.  Voila!  The most successful packing I've managed to date!


  1. Love your funny icons
    Just take BLACK
    black pants and a few black tops
    et VOILA! yr set
    After all you don't want to look like a tourist do you?

  2. This implies you were leaving the country for 9 months or a year. But where did you go? Is that too invasive a question?

  3. I was going to add I agree with the 1st commentor but I see it was me! I'm still in the all-black camp for travel. The problem comes when you decide to stay on and have nothing else to wear...grumble...grumble