I absolutely love the outdoors and one of my favorite activities is hiking. I enjoy walking along a trail next to a creek or hiking to a waterfall. When I travel, I take my handmade journal with me. Because the journal is created with a variety of papers, the journal is suitable for collage, watercolor, color pencils, charcoal, and mixed media. I often use my pocket size journal to capture a composition in nature or mimic the colors and textures I observe along the hike. Once I return from the hike, I apply what I observed along my journey and use it to refine my landscape drawings at home.