While getting to know some of my new Get Messy friends, I came across this post by Lauren. I liked seeing what she decided to bring in her Project Life travel kit. Since I’m in the process of moving, I thought I’d show you some of my documenting essentials.
Now since I am moving from Asia back to North America, I didn’t keep my heavy and extensive Project Life supplies. They are packed into our container and will get to Canada by sea. I am however working on a few projects and have been keeping supplies for all of them.
First set : my watercolor essentials. I love to watercolor and sketch when I’m on vacation. Especially in the car and on the beach. Below are my favorite tools. Top left, my Moleskine travel sketchbook. It has watercolor paper in it. At first I didn’t like the landscape orientation. But I’ve grown accustomed to it and am putting 2 or 3 small images per page instead of feeling I have to comply with the orientation. Next to it, some Neocolor II pencils. Love these, just draw and then run your waterbrush through to transform the colored pencils into vibrant watercolor tones.
In terms of pens, I keep two sharpie pens in my pouch on the bottom right. They are waterproof and thin enough for detailed images. As for the waterbrush, I use the one that came with my Koi Sakura travel watercolor set, that you see on the bottom left. This set is the bigger of the two available sizes and it suits me perfectly.