The Travel Journal continues….Montana Part 4

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After leaving western South Dakota, and enjoying lots of novel scenery en route, we finally made it to Bozeman, Montana, where my daughter and her husband were living for the summer.  After the long hours of driving, we were so anxious to see them!  But since they hadn’t gotten off of work yet, we had to wait a bit in the driveway of the condo they were staying in….affording me the time to make a primitive painting of the scene.  Day 3 of our trip under our belt!

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The next several days we enjoyed in this fun town, and beautiful surrounding area.  I made a page of our favorite shops and restaurants that we found while exploring Bozeman.  I worked on my journal at the dining room table early in the morning before everyone else had gotten up.

In progress…


Finished page using old book pages (from a lovely old book purchased at The Trading Post…) and just two colors of paint and a black marker.  The tab is made from an old Monopoly game card, part of the stash of treasures that I brought with me.

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One of our favorite places was Sola Café, just around the corner from my daughter’s place.  After I loaded photos from my camera to my laptop, I sat at Sola and ordered pictures that would be ready when I got home.  I knew exactly what I would have to add into my journal at home so that I could leave places for them.


Another favorite stop was the Emerson Art Center.  Besides loads of great local artwork, I was enthralled with this old cigarette vending machine that had been turned into an artist trading card vending machine (sorry about the poor photo).  I would love for someone to set up one of these in my area!



Next time I will share pages on the beautiful area surrounding Bozeman!

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  1. Your pages are fantastic. I love the idea of an ATC machine. Every town should have one.

  2. Kathy Hunter

    Kayann, great entry. In Monte Vista, Colorado, there is an old cigarette vending machine that is retooled to dispense cigarette package-sized abstract artwork that utilizes particle board as the base. The selections carry catchy titles to entice the buyer and each row has different paint color combinations from the others. At $1.25 per painting, I’ve started collecting them for my Colorado art studio and currently own three, which makes me smile, every time that I look at them. A very simple pleasure, indeed. Let me know, if you locate an old vending machine and put it to use. You are the perfect art genius to do this.

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