so here i am, waving goodbye... i know that i like to see what people take with them on their travels, so i took some pics of my new 'daily book' and most of the art supplies i'm taking. not all, mind you, but most... i'm also taking a bag of sari silk and muslin scraps for working in te's book and for making 'tree flags'; and my wood burning tool. i believe that i could do nothing but art for the entire month and i'd have plenty to do...
this time i'm going to try a quo vadis habana blank journal... at 4" x 6" it's a little bigger than most pocket sized journals (i like this). the paper is super smooth, and, i have a feeling, probably too thin for much heavy duty artwork, but i'll find out. it'll definitely be great for colored pencils and pogo prints. i really love that the paper is clairefontaine, which is made without chlorine and from trees grown in a PEFC forest. and, of course, the color... chartreuse!!
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top left is the one layer from my pelikan gouache set. the set has two layers, and the colors pop out easily so you can rearrange them. these are my favorite colors... on the right is my zecchi watercolor set with miscellaneous crayons/paints stuck in wherever i can fit them. on the bottom are the oil pastels i use the most. i'm also taking white casein paint... oh! and my colored pencils!
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herman hesse painting
“You, too, have mysteries of your own. I know that you must have dreams that you don’t tell me. I don’t want to know them. But I can tell you: live those dreams, play with them, build altars to them. It is not yet the ideal but it points in the right direction. Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world someday remains to be seen. But within ourselves we must renew it each day, otherwise we just aren’t serious. Don’t forget that!”
~Herman Hesse, 'Demian', via tumblr