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Have Art Supplies, will Travel.

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


  1. 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

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