Scrapjournal: Pacific Crossing / sketches & annotations (2017)

Pacific Crossing: map and conditions to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska (unable to port due to weather so head to Japan)

This scrapjournal is an “accordion-style” book (think that’s what you’d call it… though doesn’t create the dulcet tones of the musical instrument)  anyhow the paper unfolds in one long swath in vaguely Japanese-style.

Appropriately, the book is laden with sketches sketched in Japan whilst traveling by ship and stopping in a various ports of call from Hokkaido to Kyushu. First in pencil, then pen, then coloured with watercolours (sometimes pencils), and decorated with ephemeral bits. 

Pacific Crossing: annotations and observations re: ship life and operations (pen only)

What follows are a few sample hastily-snapped pages for archival amusement as not all are photographed and, as life goes, i no longer have this book, alas. If this situation changes, i’ll diligently update.

Pacific Crossing: annotations and observations re: ship life and operations (colour)

Pacific Crossing: scenes of life in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan including post offices, stationery, sashimi and shrine
Pacific Crossing: scenes of life in Shimizu featuring Rodin museum (pen only)
Pacific Crossing: scenes of life in Shimizu featuring Rodin museum and matcha tea / with partial view of Tokyo / Yokohama page (colour)
Pacific Crossing: scenes of life in Tokyo and Yokohama including Hachiko, Shibuya, subways, various food and drink, and Naval Fleet Activities (in progress)
Pacific Crossing: scenes of life in Osaka including a coffee café scene, takoyaki (friend octopus fritters), absinthe, knife, hugs and girls
Pacific Crossing: brief dossier about me, sequestered
Pacific Crossing: back cover with insta-photo