I am off to Paris in five days and need to organise what I want to pack. I won’t even start to bore you with my dilemma over what clothes to pack. How do you decide what to wear to the capital of style when you only have one suitcase. That is going to cause a full day of panicked staring at the wardrobe, then much flinging of articles around the room and even some last minute shopping. Oops I did bore you sorry.
The main issue I wanted to talk about is what art supplies will I take, and what art will I do while I am there. I always get excited about drawing and painting while I am on holidays, but the harsh reality is that I am not much of a sketcher. I admire greatly those that do and have just been looking at a great blog by doodlemum, who does these lovely free drawings. So like always I will start with good intentions and a new journal.
Every trip has to have a new sketch book, they may come back with only a couple of sketches in them, but each new trip must have a new book, there is something hopeful and optimistic about that. I have visions of sitting in Parisian cafes sketching the crowd around me while drinking my caffè or champagne. So I will need some quick portable supplies. Pencils and ink pens are a definite, perhaps some coloured pencils? They will work well with my new water brush I bought. (See Art supply post) It is a great thing with a brush and a water holder in the handle so you can have a wet brush where ever you go.
I was looking at the watercolour pencils as an options, which will mean another little purchase, I have just been recommended the Derwent Inktense by artshed70 so these may be the go. (See how I have the link thing figured out now, I am beginning to get a hang of this blogging). Any suggestions you have on artistic travel supplies will be greatly appreciated.So now that I have told you what I will take and do, I am going to have to produce something. I shall try to do a drawing a day. I admired those who are doing the 365 day projects, but know I would not have the energy for that, but perhaps I can do a short one. I will try to do fresh, loose and quick drawing for each of my 16 days in France.
Au revoir Karen