Artist Travel Essentials


Next week, I will be taking a workshop with talented textile artist, India Flint, who is considered to be the original discoverer of the eucalyptus ecoprint. I’m excited to delve deeper into the art of natural dying and to bring what I learn back to my encaustic practice in the studio.

Because I will be traveling away from the studio, I have my standard travel art supplies. For the last couple of years, I have used the spiral bound Canson XL Mix Media series journals.  With all the water color and mixed media I do in my journals, I find that  it works best.  I also find that the 7 x 10 inch works as the perfect travel size for me and use the 9 x 12 when I’m home. I’m thinking about getting a wee sketch book to bring to the workshop but we will see.

My Field Essentials:

  • Canson XL 7 x 10 journal
  • Bag o’ pens (pitt pens, sharpies, favorite, prismacolor fine line markers, and aqua pencils, sakura gelly pens (which my oldest loves), basic pencils, pencil sharpeners, palette knife.
  • Other stuff:
    • scissors (kid ones so they can come on plane)
    • small jar of gesso,
    • glue stick
    • washi tape
    • small inkpads
    • a couple stamps
    • some small stencils.
  • And probably the most important thing next to my black pens is my Koi Water Color Field Sketch Box.  I have used it for a couple years and love it.

Ok so I think I’m ready, set, go!


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