Summer is a popular time for vacations, obviously, and I am actually on a flight returning from one right now!
So as nature journalers and artistic nature connectors, what do you pack to creatively connect with nature while you travel?
I compiled a list of my fave 5 things to bring and made a little PDF packing list printable for you!
My 5 Fave Art Tools for Travel
A Little Watercolor Set
I’ve had this 12 color Windsor & Newton set since college, and I’m sure I’ve gone on about it before, but I do really love it for travel or for on the go around home. It is so perfect and compact it;s the size of my hand! And doesn’t leak if I close it up wet. Plus the colors can be easily replaced if needed. It’s great!
This is a really simple thing, but I find it invaluable. This little dropper bottle, repurposed from an herbal tincture, let’s me easily control how much water I am putting on my page or in my palette. It seals up tight so no spills in my bag if I choose to bring water rather than fill on the spot, and when painting, smallish round brushes fit inside perfectly!
Brush Carrying Case
I’ve had this thing forever, and I have no idea what brand it is. I know it’s nothing special really, but I find it invaluable and infinitely practical because: it adjusts to 2 height sizes so I can bring smaller brushes and not have then rattling and smashing around in the case and the circumference is wide enough to fit a 1 inch flat should I choose to bring one along.
You know I love them! Light weight, the perfect size line for outlining or writing, water based, and inexpensive incase they gets lost. I never leave home without one in my bag, ever!
Regular Pencil, Sharpener, & Eraser
I know, it’s boring, but it’s a necessity for me! I always sketch my paintings in pencil first and I love to draw in pencil. That’s just me, but a pencil or two with an eraser, either on top or separate, is a key staple in my art pouch!
And of course The Pouch and Paper
I know this is #6, but I figured I better mention it. I have to carry all this in something right? So a good pouch is key. As far as the paper, that changes with whatever sketch book I have going or journal I have created for the adventure!
Download your fun Art Travel Packing List Printable!
Click here for your PDF: Art Tools Packing List PDF
What are your fave art tools for travel?
Share in the comments below!
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More on my travel nature journal adventures soon, and check @wingswormsandwonder on IG for pics of Scandinavia!!