Whats In My Bag?
I thought this would be a helpful post for some.
When I first began art journaling the last thing I wanted to do was stop. Ever. I wanted to have my hands messy all the time.
So one of my life's goals became to create a small art journal kit I could take on the road with me.
The problem was I brought EVERYTHING.
Needless to say it was a pain in the ass lugging that thing around. And I would often end up too overwhelmed with the packing and unpacking of my art bag to create anything.
Fast forward a few years later and I think I've figured out what works for me. In order to successfully accomplish this I had to figure out 3 things:
1. What were the supplies that were the most diverse in use?
2. Which ones did I turn to often?
3. What type of "art on the go" did I want to create?
The first two questions were relatively easy to figure out.
The third question was a bit harder.
As a self taught artist, I relied heavily on stamps, paper, stencils and collage. I was scared to draw.
But I wanted to create art I loved with simple supplies. And that requires pushing myself to draw.
So I decided to keep it simple.
By the time I attempted to put together another "art journal travel kit" I had already figured out I can't live without water soluble crayons, my stabilo marks all, and my pens. I decided to build from there.
- 3 journals...midori and 2 moleskine sketch books
- My pen roll...white gel pen, white Pitt paint marker, black Pitt pen, black fude ball pen, water brush, stabilo pencil, pencil sharpener
- water soluble crayons
- water color pencils
- sketching pencils/blender
- pouch of acrylic/water colors
- pre-cut book pages
- assorted stickers
- baby wipes
I try to pack supplies things that are versatile and small. For now it seems to be working.
I will keep you guys updated as to how this works continues to workout for me!