Friday, July 25, 2014

Santa Clause, AZ and some random thoughts on travelling


Does anyone keep a travel journal and print out photos anymore? I have so many pics on my computer,never viewed or edited. Simply forgotten. I regret not writing down where some of the photos were taken. My goal is to self publish a book of pics for my own personal enjoyment. I have no desire to monetize my work. I feel as though it is not good enough and is so singular, for my eyes and perhaps a few other interested parties. Just do not want to compete with anyone, do my own thing. Spent the evening looking at Louisiana DPO's (dead post offices). Sometimes, I will plan a trip based on old, abandoned places and travel there to see what is left. Been a while since I have been one one of these excursions. I went out to see what was left of Ged, Lucas, and Lunita in the western part of Calcasieu Parish. The idea to travel to these places came from a few books at the local Genealogy library.Louisiana Place Names and Louisiana Post offices. Also, various newspaper articles in the stacks. The Ged post office is no more. There is a church in Lunita. No clue where Lucas is/was. Researching is one of the best parts about travel.

Monday, December 30, 2013

New 12x12 Scrapbook Pages

     A few nights back, Johnny took me to get some art supplies in town and I saw a 3lb pack of random paper and had to have it. I like working with random colors, especially ones I would normally never choose such as purple or orange. I enjoy the challenge. To make these pages, I got the wild hair up my ass to just paint shit out my gut. No thinking, just doing. Puffy paint, glitter, pencil color, acrylic paint and oil pastel. I do not care if the pictures do not go with the artwork, they were added today after all the paint was dried, then journalling in pencil. I picked up each photo and knew exactly what I wanted to write. My goal is to have a nice, thick scrapbook from my travels, past adventures with Danryu, and everyday  hanging out with Johnny. The whole point is to get it all down before I forget.

Here are the pages with accompanying text:


"Me and my '92 Camaro. Easter, 2009. Hecker, LA north of LeBleu, Calcasieu Parish. I took Johnny to look for prairie seeds. I spotted the flowers on a callout when I was a dogcatcher, I got this outfit for 50 cents from CARC and the shoes were of of many from my Doc Marten collection. The "skank chain" was from high school. -Jac 2013 "






" Me and Elizabeth LeBlanc hanging out on the gravel road past Lorrain Bridge in 2010. Went of a road trip down hwy 14 to Hayes and up 101 to i-10."





"Me and Johnny standing in front of the 'Blue Balls' as we call em. Located in New Orleans. 2012 on the way to Wizard World New Orleans. We stop and take pics here every time we go to a convention. -Jac 2013"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

CB's Videaux and Pizza Inn Express, Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana 2008

Taken during one of my random road trips in 2008. I believe I ate at the Subway inside. Was full of old 70s/80s wood paneling. Love that stuff. I do not remember if they were still renting videos or not. Would like to go back and take some more pics. Gotta love that spelling LOL

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ged and Lunita, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 2009, travel journal

Pages from a 2009 Journal 

How I plan trips: posts from my art journals

Thanks to a friend's suggestion, I will be scanning pages from my journals that have documented my travels, or musings about places I want to see/have seen. Some pages will be lists, others will have google maps I have printed and written on, and pages with photos and stories (does anyone print their pictures anymore???). Enjoy!