Blogtoberfest ~ day 25
Creativity on the road.
I am not sure about you, but I like to have my art supplies with me at all times.What better time to paint and play then when on vacation.
My husband has had a few issues with this over the years. My sewing machine has travelled with us cross country on many excursions.Large canvases have been brought onto airlines. Shoes and clothing have been sacrificed for needed space for supplies, all in the name of art. My paint has only exploded in our suitcase once. I am still apologizing for that one…
I now have my own pretty flower covered suitcase.
My husbands only payback is the joy he receives as he watches my scissors get confiscated every time I go through security. For your interest, this rule also applies to exacto knives. I will learn eventually…
- black fine line markers
- assortment of papers/watercolor papers for journaling
- matte medium for collage and paint
- stabilo woody in black and white
- favorite Lamy roller and calligraphy pen
- assortment of pencils, eraser and sharpener
- white paint sharpie
- exacto knife and scissors
- pencil crayons
- 1oz bottles of acrylic paint. I refill these as needed. Store in heavy duty ziplock!
- watercolor paints
- assortment of brushes and mark makers
- stabilo pastel pencils
- empty squeeze bottles – not sure why I put them in here? I use them with nibs and Indian ink – definitely NOT going in my suitcase!
My new favorite find! Plastic pill boxes. These are great for small amounts of watercolor or acrylic paint.I also picked up a small spray bottle. All found at the dollar store.
A little portfolio to carry it all. Also found at the dollar store.
Other useful items I have found come in handy
- ziplock bags for storage, organization and general tidiness
- a carry all bag to keep supplies together and for transport from house to beach
- wax paper for use as a palette for paints, as an underlay for work, to protect not so dry pages …(also good for texture..more on that later)
- small yogurt containors with lids for water or mixing paint.
- a small water bottle for water – for paints
- a chilled bottle of Corona with a lime also does the trick.
I would love to hear what your favorite go to art supplies are for creativity on the go.. Any tips or tricks you have discovered? Compact products you love for storage and transport? Anything that makes art accessible all the time:)