It has been another busy week. I believe I have my supplies nailed down for my upcoming trip to Australia.
Two Stillman & Birn sketchbooks. Both are Alpha paper for mixed media. A hardcover 9 x 6 and softcover 8 x 10. The softcover will be for the Liz Steel workshop. The hardcover landscape for everyday use. The hard cover will give me added support when sketching. I am staying with the same paper so there will be no adjustment when moving from one sketchbook to the other. I may take a third just in case. The “C” indicates the front of the sketchbook. Both sketchbooks have envelopes glued in the back so I can collect items for collage in my travels.
I am taking two palettes which are both very similar and mostly Daniel Smith I am sorry I have not labeled the colors in the sketch. The second sketch is of my pens and pencils I will be taking. A selection of Lamy , Sailor and Carbon fountain pens. Mechanical, water-soluble graphite and water-soluble colored pencils. I will also be taking a sharpener and glue stick.
This is the front page of the 9 x 6 sketchbook.
I will be taking a backpack on the plane. Not everything in the backpack will relate to sketching supplies. When I am not on a plane I will be carrying my supplies in this bag.
I am not sure what they are called. Something relating to sports. They normally cost around $9.00. It will carry my sketchbook and supplies contained in pencil cases in the bag. It converts to a backpack and you can take everything out of it and spread on the ground to sit on while you sketch.
I will be taking two pencil cases. Experience has taught me to stay with bright colors so I can easily find things! This first one is lime green and the second one will be neon orange.I may end up taking the three Staedtler pigment liners in this case – an .3, .05, .7. Most of my pencil cases come from Jetpens!
No week is complete without a trip to Starbucks!