Looks like I’ll be traveling in less than a day. And we’re not talking about a road trip or a short flight down south – this is traveling across the planet and staying there for nearly a month!
So what does someone like me take along to create with on my travels?
Well, learning from my other lengthy trip a few years back, I’m definitely taking along my watercolor set. Last trip, while fun, had me go a little nuts that I didn’t have much to color with.
Sure, there are plenty of places where I can grab some colorful pens and neat pencils, but – as I’ve mentioned earlier – I’m trying VERY hard to use up what I have.
On to what I’m packing – keeping in mind, that I’m staying with family and that I’m sure I’ll have a lot of down-time. Still, I try to stay as minimal as possible, I’m still traveling, right?
I’ll need a lightbox, right?! That’s portable.
The no brainers, of course – pencils, pens, refills, eraser, ruler. And, have I mentioned how much I love this watercolor set? I’m so happy to take this with me this time around.
A watercolor pad and…an out-dated datebook?!
Oh eff yeah, Star Wars…
…wait. 2015, what?
No biggie – this is all for doodles and sketches. I’ve been making use of ruled notebooks like these I’ve acquired (usually as gifts, freebies) this way. I say, when it comes to sketching, paper is paper! And this is a Star Wars Moleskine – I’m definitely not complaining.
And, with downtime, artist blocks are inevitable. So I’m taking a few more reinforcements with me.
It’s dangerous to go uninspired…take this!
I think I’m all set for the next few weeks. Other than the obvious sketchbook and pencils/pens, what do you take on your travels?
As always – my doodles and musings will be posted on my Twitter and Instagram!