Like so many artsy types, I carry a teeny little travel palette like this with me almost everywhere, and a Niji brush pen that you can fill with water and take anywhere. Let's face it, all the paraphernalia that's associated with watercolors is just fun. Somehow, having such a tiny little portable palette makes me smile. It's instant entertainment you can rely on.
I must have five palettes in different sizes and styles. That's not counting the pretty white plates I often use as palettes, when I'm home, or the butcher's tray that suits me quite well on occasion. I don't care for plastic palettes--I'm addicted to nice metal ones and ceramic plates--I just like the feel of them, or something.
Right now, none of them are getting much of a workout, though...
Yes...It's been trip-planning time again. Can you believe it? It doesn't seem possible to me that it's almost time to head out all over creation again. I've watched our hydrangeas get much smaller as they send out new growth, and I always know that that's about when all of this insanity starts up once more. Much as I love the hydrangeas, they're kind of my bell-wether for what's ahead.
I've been busy putting together an itinerary:
This year, I'm heading not primarily to the west coast, but to the northeast corridor--my old stomping grounds. I'm really looking forward to it: it's been ages since I've been up that way, although I am dreading lugging things all around cities and navigating with all my "stuff" in tow, in New York and Boston. Looks like I'll be in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, DC, Michigan, Chicago, Minnesota and Texas! (So far...)
Interesting mix this year. Don't we need some students from Hawaii? or Southern France and Venice? I'm just saying...
So, this Road Warrior is getting primed. Wish me luck, and I'll get to some new sketching as soon as I can.
"I am definitely going to take a course on time management...just as soon as I can work it into my schedule." (--Louis Boone)
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