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27 Responses to “Costa Rica Travel Journal”

  1. June 14, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Fantastic! Love the colors, the looseness, everything. Sounds like a wonderful trip too.

  2. 2 shizumi
    July 4, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    I have been enjoying your journal very much. Your sketches are very good…..I can see clearly your talent for drawing so many things in such a
    limited times and what you drew are so beautiful even the journals themselves are good with the creative background. I’ll save your journal forever
    not only they are my favorite also helps me to remember where we went and what we did on the trip. It is also interesing to know how you thought of
    certain things we saw…..sometimes, I felt the same way as you. Thank you again for sharing it with me.

  3. July 7, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Very inspiring. I love sketch journals. It’s inspiring me to pull out my watercolors right now……

  4. August 5, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Wonderful stuff journal! Aren’t the coatamundis adorable creatures? One place I stayed in Costa Rica on the Carribean side had a pet one that hung out with the owner. I spent a couple weeks in CR a few years ago and made a little self-published illustrated book out of my adventures. Unfortunately the files are in a very old version of Pagemaker and I haven’t been able to open them but maybe somebody could convert them to InDesign or PDF for me. But that’s just the kind of art business that takes time away from painting and doesn’t get done!

  5. 5 paperseedblog
    August 25, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    This is so neat. Thanks for posting it!

  6. September 29, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Hey I love your coatimundi. They are so cute! And you really captured its joyful spirit. It’s great to see your sketch book. Thanks for sharing your work. We’ll be back…

  7. 7 Lilly Flinchum
    December 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Very nice journal, I live in Costa Rica and the volcano paint is very good, hope tp see you here very soon.

  8. 8 Bill Sharp
    December 3, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a note. I loved Costa Rica. My only regret is that we were kept so busy cycling, rafting and hiking that I didn’t get as much time as I wanted to sketch. Everywhere I looked was another beautiful sight. I’d love to spend a lot more time there.


  9. 9 bec
    February 9, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Beautiful journal.

    By the way–I was “tagged” recently- which means I need to tag 5 other bloggers –And I’m tagging YOU! Information will be up on my blog sometime tomorrow. Hope you don’t mind being tagged… I really like your work!

  10. 11 Bill Sharp
    March 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    David, Thanks very much. I’m glad you dropped by.

    Thanks, Don. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  11. 12 Akiko
    April 26, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I loved peeking into your journal, Bill! Sketchbook journals are so much better than photos; you put in what’s important to you and you remember the event like it just happened. Bravo for your creative books and sharing with all! Don’t stop.

  12. 13 Bill Sharp
    April 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for visiting, Aikiko

  13. July 21, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Fabulous Bill! The book has a delightful immediacy, you write well as it’s so difficult with limited time etc. to capture the essence of travel completely as so much is going on. Thoughtful, generous, funny and gentle.

  14. 15 Bill Sharp
    July 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Robert, Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the journal.

  15. August 1, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    hey..there..i love ur journal sketch..really i would love to share ur works in our blog .i hope u dun mind i link u up so that i can always go back to ur web everynow n then for further updates :o) Thanks for sharing ur art with the world….they’re really very inspiring…


  16. 17 Bill Sharp
    August 3, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Hi MFY. I’m glad you enjoyed the sketches. I don’t mind if you link to them. Thanks for your kind words.

  17. 18 Annie
    August 21, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I absolutely LOVED looking at your journal. Ok…now tell you travel with a small set of watercolors or do you add the color later? What kind do you prefer when traveling? LOVE IT… LOVE IT…. plus you seem to get a “kick” out of life in general. Love and Smudges….AnnieAnnieboBannie….

  18. October 4, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Loved the way you made the journal and was just curious what you brought along when you travel. Been to costa rica recently and do try to make drawings myself when on holiday. But usely don’t find the time. Only later when I’m home again. greetings…..

  19. 20 artjourneyer
    December 9, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Hi , thanks for sharing your sketches
    with us .I really love those watercolour
    sketches .I’m new in the blog business
    but I managed to open an account with
    wordpress .I hope that my blog will
    motivate me to paint and draw like you

  20. September 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Wow! I am so glad I found your travel journal. Absolutely beautiful work. I especially love the coatimundi. Thank you for sharing your journal.

  21. November 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    This is so beautiful. I also enjoyed reading about Costa Rica. My husband and I plan to go there sometime. Beautiful paintings!

  22. 23 Ricky Hursey
    February 22, 2010 at 6:22 am

    The journal is beautiful. If I had artistic talent like yours then I wouldn’t need to use photo’s in the place of drawings in mine.

  23. October 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Do you layer the colors in after you use the pen and ink?


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