Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Traveling Artist Essentials
After years of lugging around a computer and shoulder bag filled with much too much stuff, I finally whittled down my traveling paraphernalia to just the bare essentials. Whether I am getting on a plane or just heading to meet a friend at a local coffee shop, this is all I need. The bag is a small Fossil brand leather case that really only holds the iPad and Sketchbook, making me less likely to fill it up with un-necessaries. The new Wacom Stylus for the iPad is the nicest one to date and actually make it possible to draw on the iPad without feeling like you are either finger painting or using an eye liner brush. As for pens, it is guaranteed that the moment I fall in love with a pen the company that produces it will discontinue it. This is true of both the Berol Felt Pen and the Pentel Fountain, both of which I am nearly hitting the bottom of my hoard supply. I live in the desperate hope that something I like better will come along, but so far nothing has. Technically the coffee doesn’t actually fit in the bag, but since it is usually part of any destination, and I very likely will have one in my hand, it qualifies as a Traveling Essential as well.
I am happy to say that this is pretty much all I need to be fully functional, whether the trip is business or pleasure, and I am near gleeful when I march onto a plane will little more then this as my carry-on.