Time to think VACATION Simple Sketching Supplies

Those of us who are creative HAVE to pack some art supplies. You just never know when the inspiration may strike! And we know that can be ANYTIME, especially on trips!! So here are a few of my favorite things… add a bag to fit it all and just grab and go.

This selection can even fit into ziplock bag if needed!

  1. Handbook Journal- the square 6 x 6 or this one in 8.5 x 5. ( or any easy to carry size sketchbook)
  2. mechanical pencil of your choice
  3. Micron pigma pen .01 in black (its waterproof and acidfree)
  4. This would be my BARE MINIMUM. BUT, as an art supplies hoarder I add a few more goodies in.
  5. Watercolor pencils and/or compact watercolor set
  6. a T
  7. dager style paint brush, point paint brush and a waterbrush
  8. Acidfree glue stick
  9. washi tape to tape stuff in sketchbook with
  10. Folding sicissors (find in the camping section)
  11. a few other sizes of Micron Pigma pens for fun.

Trick to sketching more is to have your supplies ready to grab and go or in the car all the time. Secret nobody tells you is to buy double supplies if you need to. love that pencil? get two. One for everyday use and one in your kit. It is worth the doubles to have a drawing supplies all together instead of looking for this pen, pencil , brush as you get ready to go somewhere. it was the best thing I ever did,having duplicates of my favorites pens and p brushes. Even a small watercolor set. Then i knew my kit was complete and cold spend more time sketching and recording! What I wanted to really be doing…not trying to remember when I last had that brush. What are your favorite supplies and tips to spend more time drawing? C Love to hae a new excuse to go get a new tool! Share in the comments below. hope you found this helpful too! happy travels and sketching!

Meditation w/Essential Oils

July 20 6-7:30 pm

Let the fragrance of Lavender guide you as you are instructed by Linda Despines,RN, Holistic Life Strategies Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Akashic Record Consultant/Teacher, and Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner during this meditation journey. Lavender & other essential oils discussed with an opening on 101 uses & safety. A special gift for everyone & of course we will have tea!!!!You will be calm & grounded for the long Memorial Day week-end!

Cost $20 RSVP at 724-368-1100 text or leave message. Thank you!

 
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Daffodil Watercolor Sketch

Do what you can with the moments you have….you too could be pleasantly surprised! 💙 Sketchbook page all ready with some snippets of paper.I began sketching in the car. On the way out of studio a little early to bus I wanted to squeeze in a bit if sketching. I grab a daffodil. Something other than people while I’m waiting somewhere. Which seems to be my recent theme lately to sketches. In my car now,I found I left my pencil case behind. I routed around in my console finding a stray brush,used a capful of water and my watercolors…I pushed on determined to create! It’s not a typical ink drawing I would of done if I had my case…but  I’m pleased even more! I’m pleased even more!

Jump over to my sketchbook to see more pages!

Did you DRAW in that Bible?!

Bible Journaling ? Sermon Sketching

HEREI never would of imagined I would be one of THOSE. My early years of catholic school are still are with me in that I would never dream of writing in a book let alone a BIBLE! But her I am doing it, LOVING IT! Growing closer to God.

I was slow to start. First Sunday Sketching and note taking of the sermon during service. That now I have grown very comfortable doing it. The church I attend already encouraged note taking. For me as an artist I take notes with images. I couldn’t’ help myself. But at first with no intention.

Jump to the last few years…I now have a designated sermon sketchbook. (the blue one above) I have intentions with the little doodles and drawings. They relate back to the sermon or activities around me at the time. Little by little I have “upped” the materials I use in church. Even using my watercolors in church but more. Though mostly adding color after when I return home or in the evening. It gives me a time to reflect on what I heard, what I wrote. Fill in the notes before I forget and just tidy it up.

To now I am applying my drawings and notes to my Bible. My classroom roommate at school is a Pastor. I teach skills for living and he teaches Living the Bible. Different class times of coarse …his Bible is full of notes, underlines, highlights. Pages just warn and some falling out. But the character of this Bible I JUST LOVE! When I asked about it he told me how it has helped him to mark subjects and specifics places of topics. Which then in turn helps him to refer back when needed. Aided in his ability to learn scripture and specific topics in books. So I finally took the leap and yes I now draw and write in my Bible! I am just so excited to see where God is going to take me with using my love of art and color into His word.

Bible Journaling Psalms 57
Psalms 57: 1 Have Mercy y on me, my God, have mercy on me. For I will take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

Join me for my next post where I will share with you what I have discovered about particular Bibles that work well for creating in.

Want in person guidance? Join me Feb 10, $20. for Intro To Bible Journaling Workshop. Sign up HERE

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Free Artful Lent Follow along HERE you can do from your favorite chair!

I would encourage you to search the internet for samples and seeing others, and realize just how popular it is and Okay to do.

Jacob’s Blue Soup Mug

 

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Childs

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Jacob’s Soup Bowl

Second in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. I have decided to do sketches. This is watercolor. I use a dagger brush I just love and a little set of watercolors I travel with.

I hope you travel this journey with me too!