Every time I travel I give a lot of thought to my art supplies and not nearly as much thought to how many t shirts I will need! Clean shirts, jeans and a nice scarf. Clothes done. Art supplies need way more thought.
What will I be able to do? How big do I want my sketchbook? What paper is in it? Wet media or dry? Will I be able to use watercolors or acrylic paints? How about water-soluble pencils?
Some things always travel with me, my mini Moleskine Art Plus sketchbook, a Micron pen or three and my trusty Pentel Pocket Brush pen with a spare ink cartridge. For this trip to New York City, I have added some Derwent Inktense pencils in a few favorite colors and a water soluble graphite pencil. In fact as I write this, I have remembered that if I want to use water soluble pencils, I am going to need a water brush, so in that goes!
The Field Notes book is for jotting down ideas and anything interesting I hear or read. I always need my ideas book on hand.
I am lucky enough to be participating in a workshop taught by Amy Maricle of Mindful Art Studio while I am in the Big Apple, so some supplies are specifically for that. The paintbrushes with no paint in sight are because I plan to do a spot of art supply shopping while I am there for this class.
I like the mini Moleskine because it is the ideal ‘in your bag’ size and the paper is nice and thick. I treated myself to a Fabriano Venezia book because the paper in these is so nice and just look at that cover!
So I am all set and this little lot should entertain me nicely, and I have some clean clothes too!
What are your must haves when you travel? Nice skincare products? A soft scarf? Comfy leggings? Or as many art supplies as you can carry?
Happy Tuesday x
How many coloured pencils do you take travelling at any one time? I have a Derwent Studio 36 set which I keep in a pencil roll. I wonder if I can cut it down a bit
I only take a few (about 3-5) and always water soluble so I can use them to create a watercolor effect if I want to.