Monday, 20 April 2009

Journal Keeping: the supply kit


I'm heading off to Colorado on Wednesday to visit my uncle. I get back and move the next day! Kind of bad timing, but the trip was planned before the move decision. All this craziness leads to this week's blog posting being poorly planned, sorry it's just been so busy.

As a result, when I stopped packing up my apartment long enough to realize I had no journal to take with me, all my bookbinding supplies were long packed. Now, I'm picky about these things, I'm a bookbinder! I can't just go to a mall and buy a mass produced one. (The Horror!) So, I decided to take one that's been in my shop for ages, one that has the kind of inside pages I most prefer and is also a binding that I can easily rebind when I get home to have a cover that says more Colorado and less Christmas.

Today I packed up my journal and gear. Here is my supply kit. Most everything here can be found in any art supply store. Small watercolor kit, some watercolor pencils, colored pencils, glue stick, water resistant pens, water soluble pens, brushes that I can fill with water.

I'll be taking next week off to move, but I'll be back in two weeks refreshed and with some great new journal keeping ideas! Happy Journaling!

7 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

I like your little art kit--it looks like a lunch box, only filled with better treats! Another great post!

Kristin said...

What's funny is, it also clips and can be worn as a fanny pack!

CinderLisa said...

That is a fantastic kit! Makes me wish I were more of a painter/drawer/whatever!

AmethystBee said...

I love the bottle with the water! What a great idea! I made something somewhat similar.. i love your ideas.

traveling watercolor journal

vishae said...

What's the case that you're using to hold your brushes and stuff?

I'm constantly on the look out for something to carry my kit!

Molly Alexander said...

I realize that this post is 5 years old, but do you remember where you got your zip-up case? I have been searching for something like this forEVER! :) Molly

chel said...

The bag is part of the Winsor & Newton/Cotman travel art kit. I don't see that he bag is not sold separate. You will find it here: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/watercolor-paints-and-mediums/winsor-and-newton-water-colours-and-mediums/winsor-and-newton-cotman-water-colour-sets.htm