Wednesday, March 30, 2011


next to last page in hand book journal

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!!

this is huge if you click

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



  1. have a safe trip my friend and may the
    creative gods smile on you .

  2. We're heading out for a short trip as well - St. Augustine and salt water marshes and the ocean - yippee! Safe and creative travels dear one. Can't wait to see what's next from your magical mind. xxoo

  3. Best wishes for a great journey, Lynne! You are taking such a nice array of mark-makers with you - such fun companions. Be safe, love, sus

  4. Wow you are going to have a wonderful time with that bag full of treasures.

    best wishes for safe travel

  5. Enjoy your time away Lynne and happy dabbling in your chartreuse journal.

  6. How could a trip not be fabulous with that chartreuse journal! And you offer us such a tantalizing tidbit in your "next to last page" It is gorgeous, love the do and how the beauty is wrapped around the botanical.

    Happy trails to you!

  7. safe travels Lynnie...your work keeps getting better and better..the last page in your book is just stunning xxo

  8. Have a wonderful exciting taking all of your art goodies with you. I cant wait to see your journal when you return!
    Loooove seeing your little stash of art goodies you are taking with you...treasured art goodies.
    Love the quote too, another one to write up in my journal (you feature regularly in my jounal pages my friend.
    Safe and happy trip.

    Jacky xox

  9. nice goodies. can't wait to see what u create. have a wonderful trip. x

  10. LOVE your image Lynne! etherial, sweet, tender...
    safe joyous travels.

  11. Happy journey! Love how you pack for travels! Can't wait to see what you create. You will be missed :)

  12. safe travel dear one, and I love your header!! looking forward to your new creations... xox

  13. Enjoy your time away Lynne. Safe travels!

  14. gosh, such a wonderful quote, dreamy wonderful advice.
    I love your art, absolutely wonderful.
    And yes, I love seeing what artists choose to take on vacation. Thank you and wonderful journey to you.

  15. Oh I adore that top painting, really gorgeous!!!
    Have fun

  16. It's a darn good thing you showed your gouache set, Lynne!

    Be safe and see everything!!

  17. Have a wonderfully creative and fulfilling journey Lynne and look forward to seeing what you make with all those fab materials!

  18. Dear Lynne,
    hoping this journey fills you
    with loving moments and new adventures
    walks through new forests and creeks
    and the sounds of spring
    sending love,

  19. travel well and have deserved it and come back refreshedx will be thinking of youxxlynda
    waving from Londonxx

  20. I hope you are having a lovely time away. Filling every corner of yourself with art and beauty and calm.

    A few weeks ago I finally had the opportunity to see the Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary you mentioned in an earlier post. Oh my! It was fabulous!

    Love and hugs,


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