Thursday, October 8, 2009

I figured out a new plan....

And it makes me very happy.

I was struggling to find time to paint, and simultaneously going to the mountains most days...

SO..

(what a stroke of genius...honestly, pathetic how long it took me to think of this, like NO ONE else has ever done this....duh)

On the days when I am walking the dog alone in the hills, which is once or twice a week, I am going to take this specially pre-packed bag of art stuff with me...walk a little faster for the majority of the route, and find a half hour, or even a quarter hour when I can do a little painting of what I see out there....


Here's what I take....

Pencil case with art pencils, decent pencil sharpener and decent erasers.
Tin box with chalk pencils, blessedly cased in wood so I don't get filthy.
Two different sketch books,
Small water colour kit (Windsor Newton no less!!!)
Travel size contact fluid container filled with water....

and other weird accumulations at the bottom of the bag, like a French brand knife I adore, a hair tie, bandaids, allergy meds...etc etc etc....

Should be good for taking to BCN and keeping kids happy in museums!

4 comments:

Beth said...

Brilliant - but why does it often take us so long to figure out the obvious? Too busy figuring out how to make the lives of everyone else run smoothly and efficiently?
Enjoy!

Beth said...

FANTASTIC IDEA!!!!! I can't wait to see what you produce.....

Anonymous said...

Way to go! Sounds promising. GM

oreneta said...

Beth...that's a nice spin on it...

Beth, nothing worth showing so far, but we'll see...

GM, thanks!