it seems i’m zipping back up the coast for a few more days and i’m taking my new roadtrip art bag slash tote with me. usually i toss everything into market bags, but then i saw this orla kiely tall flower weekender cosmetic bag at target. it fits 2 extra small sketchbooks, 1 medium sized sketchbook, my writing journal, and my smaller sized fabriano eco qua. also lots of brushes, pens, scissors, gouache palette, watercolor palette, 3 pairs of underpants, and a bra.
nah just kidding.
about the watercolor palette.
it would hold plenty of other art supplies like paper & tubes of gouache etc., if you didn’t store your books inside too. i’m trying to corral everything into one place though, and for a few days this is all i need.
i wouldn’t take this on a long distance trip to another continent, because i don’t travel with this many art supplies, but for a quick getaway, say, here for example…
this painting is from the small exhibit i went to yesterday. i present it to you because in 24 hours this will be me daintily stepping out of the frigid shark-infested pacific. in case i don’t have someone photograph me from shore i want you to have a visual image to reference. of course with an extra long telescoping selfie stick i could just do it myself.
swim costume is packed in case i muster up my courage for a dawn or sunset swim.
here are the french melamine plates i brought back as a souvenir from sweden.
but they’re so cute!
i gathered my writing journals from various corners of moss cottage and put them in this lovely canvas box that no one will ever see because it’s in storage deep inside a dark closet. with a label. in case there is any question who the narrator is. there’s a note on the back of the tag. i can’t tell you what it says. nothing sappy i can assure you.
in order to make room for the box-o-journals, i had to get rid of my very heavy wooden ammo box where some of the journals were living. here at moss cottage there is simply no room to accumulate crap.
in keeping with the totally random nature of this post, here are some photos from a weekend walk.
zippity do dah!