What to pack for a weekend away

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post…these have been busy times and are ongoing stressful times for everyone. I send my well-wishes to everyone reading this.

I have decided to change the way I write my blog posts. I still want to share other pattern designers, illustrators and artists’s work but have decided to make the blog posts shorter, focussed on one tip or tutorial and therefore, easier for you to read.

I’m going to start this new look blog with a post on packing art materials for a weekend away. We have just returned from a very enjoyable camping trip to Hay-on-Wye and these are the materials I packed for sketching and painting:

I think I actually got it right this time and packed the right amount of materials. I would normally take far too many things and not use even a third of them. With a smaller bag I found that I used everything.

So, to get to the point…here is my list of items:

  • Watercolour pad (A5 size).
  • Small sketch book.
  • Watercolour postcard pad.
  • Travel set of watercolour paints. Available here.
  • Small water spray bottle.
  • Pencil case containing mechanical pencils, rubber, micro pigment ink pens. I buy my Sakura Pigma Micron pens from Jackson’s Art supplies.
  • I also like to take Draw Every Little Thing by Flora Waycott which has some sketching and painting exercises. I got my copy here.
  • My Android phone and accompanying stylus to use on Adobe Illustrator Draw. (I’m going to write a seperate blog post on using this free app.)

What do you like to pack to continue to be creative whilst travelling? Let me know in the comments.

Please note: this post is not sponsored by any of the above suppliers…they’re just some of my favourite art supplies.

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