Happy Friday everyone. It is a gorgeous morning here, slightly crisp but blue skies. My kind of morning. And a great morning to have taken a long walk too.
So I have another Dakota travel journal post today, my second to last. And some photos to go along with it.
I will warn you this is a longer post.
First of all here is a spread from North Dakota. I sewed a brown paper bag into my book for holding maps or brochures. You can see that on the left. I stamped some dinosaurs (yes I love dinos more as an adult than I did as a kid), finally found a use for the T. rex fabric patch I've had forever, as well as this sticker I picked up at the Dickinson Dinosaur Museum. (Which even the hubby said he liked-amazing.) And on the right I used a man cut out of a shopping bag from Duluth Trading Post. We wanted to see what the store is like since we see the ads for it on TV, and the 2 here that I know of aren't particulary close to us. I also added a freebie sticker I found (citizen science is a big thing right now), a white pelican cut out of an old bird book because who knew they reproduced in North Dakota?
And here's another envelope pocket page in my journal. I added another map because here in New England very little is as far off as places are when you go out west, which I of course always forget.
North Dakota is not my last state to visit (10 more to go), butI stilled liked the sticker so I added it.
And here's a few exhibits from the dinosaur museum.
And the next 3 pages are just to show you my mini-flip pages.
I painted the Mandan Indian home. Here's some photos including one I showed you earlier in the summer.
Then when we were in South Dakota one of the places we visited was the Crazy Horse Memorial. This is the Native American response to Mount Rushmore that has all the presidents. It is not yet finished, but the carving is still very impressive.
They also have an attached museum with some fabulous Native American pieces which are really art in my eyes.
(I will say I am not a great photographer inside museums.)
The cool thing about this statue is that they have no idea what Crazy Horse looked like as is there no photo of him. The carving is a composite of many faces. Crazy Horse was a Lakota Warrior who resisted the US military in the late 1800's when they went to take over the Dakotas, which had been signed in a treaty to remain as Lakota land. You can read about him and the memorial here Crazy Horse.
And here is the spread I created for it in my book. It is a mixture of stamping, a cut up brochure, our entrance ticket, and some various art supplies, as well as a bit of cloth scrap.
And my final 2 pages for today are these. Above on the left is some wildlife into that I cut out of the newspaper we received at Custer State Park, as well as some stamping. I stamped the burros are they brought back god memories of visiting her when my daughter was a child, and the coyote because we had one rub across the road in front of our car, which was a cool moment for us. And on the right is a postcard because we stopped at the visitor's center for the Titan Missile Site NAtional Historic Park. (We were too late in the day to visit the remote sites). We watched a movie and visited the museum, and I picked up this postcard specifically to put in my book.
And lastly for today another small page where I attached another paper bag for bits and pieces that I wanted to keep but didn't put into the book. So there's one more post I want to share with you, but it will have to wait for another day.
Wishing you all a fantastic start to your weekend! (Hoping also Florida doesn't get hit too badly from the Hurricane coming its way .) And if you are here in the US, enjoy the extra long holiday if you can.