Daily Paper Prompt #18: Create an Art Travel Kit

“It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others...Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion's questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.”
Alain de Botton

a sucrets box decorated with washi tape holds tiny ephemera and calligraphy pen nibs

DPP #18 is to put together a kit to transport the core art materials you would take anywhere you might want to do some journaling. You might carry it along on an impromptu trip to a coffee shop or a weekend at the beach.

Here are some things that are in my travel kit:

black gellyroll, slicci pen, white sanford uniball, white gelly roll

ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, variety of pencils

watercolor travel pans*, brush, palette, frisket, frisket brush, waterbrush*

fiskars scissors, xacto, mini-stapler*

old gift card, washi tape

india ink, calligraphy pen, variety of nibs

mini self-healing cutting mat*

* not in the photo

I first made my art box to prepare for a 4-day artful journaling workshop I took in early 2012 and it has really come in handy! I started with an ipad box, a fabulous size for an art box, I might add. I decorated some papers and glued them to the inside of the box. I keep all of this stuff {except the watercolor pans} in this one box and remove the things I don't need. Another handy travel kit is a zip-lok baggie. It is absolutely perfect for carrying lots of markers. I take a baggie of gelly rolls and other pens or a baggie of colored pencils when I plan to work in color rather than black & white. 

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