Another sighting of 1001 Travel Journal #5387 – John Arbuckle

“Ysabel & Maman”

by John Arbuckle

The Caption above the envelope on the right reads:

Ysabel lifted the fold of the curtain inside the confessional. She felt the crispness of the paper tucked inside the hem. She let out a breath. For days she had been coming to the church hoping that something would be there. Carefully and quietly she opened the folded note and began to read……


lundi, 20 juillet 1942
You know with the receipt of this letter that I have had to disappear.
Remember I told you that I may not come home for a long time. That
time has come. I am safe, but I cannot contact you and you must do as
we have always planned. Take the postcard, you know the one, and go
to Paris. I know you remember the location as we talked about it every
night for weeks. The postcard will gain you entrance. Do not lose the
postcard, my dear. Soixante-sept is your lucky number. Be safe.
Gros bisous,

“New York Life”

by John Arbuckle 

John Arbuckle is a wonderful artist and friend up near Seattle, Washington graciously did two spreads for my 1001 Journal #5387. The first “Ysabel & Maman”and “New York Life”. John has a blog “artjuvenation” go take a look. I wonder where the journal will go next?

2018-05-03T13:39:57+00:00August 2nd, 2012|Art Journals|3 Comments


  1. Orly August 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Very cool John. I like the one ‘a la’ Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence. And the second one is super cool. We forget, well, I forget, how blues could be so refreshing to work with and look at too. Can’t wait to see both spreads in ‘true colors’ in Brian’s journal #5387

    • John August 3, 2012 at 4:21 am - Reply

      Thanks Orly. I was honored to be a part of 1001. Thanks Brian for the spread on your blog and thanks for asking me to participate.

  2. Monica August 4, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    WOW! these are amazing journal spreads and I second Orly on the “Griffin and Sabine” feel of the first spread =-) I will have to check out this art journal artist soon!

    I look forward to seeing more sightings Brian!

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