Postcard: Sketch Journal from Montreal

My husband and I marked our 21st anniversary earlier this month while he was away on a work trip. We finally got a chance to celebrate the occasion this past weekend, with a quick excursion to Montreal, Quebec. I made a few sketches of our journey. Enjoy!

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I took photos, too: architecture, streets, people, and eye-catching details here and there. But it was fun to use the sketchbook and add to these pages in a scrapbook sort of way to document certain things on our trip that I wouldn’t necessarily have photographed. I think it caught an entirely different experience than my photos—more personal, perhaps!

I used a 5.5″ square “hand•book” journal and a Pitt medium pen. I added the color later with a small set of watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. These tools were perfectly portable and I will definitely take them along on the next journey!

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19 thoughts on “Postcard: Sketch Journal from Montreal

    1. littlepostcards Post author

      It really worked out well. I tried to be as quick as possible so as not to have him waiting for me. But it was a good time-filler when I would have been waiting for him or when we were both relaxing – For example, at the art gallery, he spent more time looking all around, so I stood and sketched some of my favorites. He did get to start eating before me! :) It’s a good way to learn to sketch quickly!

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  1. stirandstitch

    i sure love your sketched journals! sometimes pictures capture so much more than words can. coincidentally, we had a trip planned to montreal for our anniversary, too, but had to cancel last minute due to a sick dog :( . we hope to get there some day soon!

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      1. stirandstitch

        of course he started to improve as soon as we cancelled the trip! we were just grateful at the time that he was ok, though honestly we were a little sad about not spending our weekend eating and drinking and walking our way through old montreal. someday… :)

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  2. Laura

    Your Montreal sketches are really fun… I love that city, too! This is my first visit to your charming blog and I enjoyed it very much. You do a LOT of creative things, don’t you!

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    1. littlepostcards Post author

      Jack of all trades, master of none, isn’t that how the phrase goes? :) I suppose if I focused on just one activity I’d really become accomplished, but I honestly like doing so many different things and get enjoyment out of all of them at different times.

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    1. littlepostcards Post author

      Oh, you’re too kind! I am inspired to do more sketching these days, so I’m open to wherever it takes me. Thanks for looking!

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