I added the title by painting acrylic paint through French stencils. And sewed down the woven straps with random lines. I got out my translucent pencil bag and selected brush markers, a gel pen, a Micron pen, a pencil, eraser, rounded-end scissors, and a glue stick to fit inside.
All set. I didn't end up doing much drawing this trip. I copied logos and the symbol for whatever train we took. Made a few origami envelope pockets to hold business cards. Highlights of the trip were a visit to The Cloisters in the rain, and to see the poet/visual artist Marcel Broodthaers exhibit at MoMA.
Next time I would add to the travel kit: photo corners and a length of self-adhesive linen tape.
By mistake, I had woven over the date I had stenciled on the back. But I liked it even better with the window torn out, and I would consider making this mistake intentionally next time.
More posts about Travel Journals, Crossed-Structure Binding, and Origami Envelope Pocket:
Travel Journals and Travel Writing
That Travel Journal Again
Lighter Travel, More Journal Options
Make No Mistakes
Found Paper Cover for Journal
Origami Envelope Pocket