So, life sure gets in the way of creating our art, does it not? As you may have read, I was on the east coast for work. I had a blast and really took quite a lot away from the conference, but it sure didn’t leave a lot of time for journaling. I did, however, manage to start a couple of pages. They are nothing spectacular, but I got to use my art journal which made me happy! I also put my emotions down on paper. The pages I created don’t have layers upon layers or multiple techniques, but I did get a chance to use some of my supplies. The supplies I find easiest to take on the fly are usually dry water-based products. Everywhere you go, dry products are acceptable and water is usually readily available, so it makes perfect sense!
My travel pack consists of:
-Dry Watercolor Pallet
-White Uniball Signo Pen
-Silver Uniball Pen
-A few paintbrushes
-And, of course, my journal
I was able to take all of these products with me on the plane. I am not comfortable enough to watercolor in front of strangers, so I didn’t end up using anything on the plane, but the point here is that you CAN take them all through the security checkpoint without fear of having your precious supplies confiscated by TSA.
I only had one carry-on bag, and my wallet, various daily supplies, medications, art journal supplies, tablet computer with keyboard, and wallet all fit into my bag. The bag I had was a fairly average-sized messenger bag, or “murse” as my friends like to call it. Next time you go somewhere, I suggest you take your journal with you. I had a hard time adjusting to the east-coast time change, so I was up late at night with nothing to do, so I got a few pages done, a couple page backgrounds started, and minimal sleep!
For a really great all-inclusive travel journal tutorial with built-in supplies, go check out Jennibellie’s YouTube channel! She’s so very amazing!
P.S.-If my grammar or syntax is sub par, please just realize that it’s because I’ve had a whole whopping 2.5 hours of sleep.
Now, go create something and stop reading the internet!