Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I really want to

I really want to draw.
I want to keep a journal.
I want to draw and do little paintings on my next holiday.
With this in mind I have done some classes and I know I have a long way to go.
I know, lots of practise and more classes.
But in the meantime I want to know what I should be using?
Which pens? That don't leak on planes and trains.
Which notebooks? That open flat?
I have made a couple you can see back here
but where to now?


  1. I have that interest too. I bought a moleskin journal on amazon that lies flat and some micron pens. A non photo blue erasable pencil is an indispensable tool for initial sketching and I have a small travel watercolor set that I take with me when out in the field. My husband is a nature photographer and we spend hours onsite and hiking so I need to be able to carry everything with me. I joined a facebook group called The Nature Journal Club. The founder is a California outdoor education teacher named John Muir Laws, he has tons of free YouTube video instructions that have really helped me in my drawing. He also recommends tools and sells some things very cheap to encourage drawing.

  2. I came across your blog through the blog of textile artist, Judy Martin (Judy's Journal). She has a few blog links and today I chose yours. Too bad I didn't know you wanted to journal!! I am just now finalizing the itinerary for my journaling trip to Umbria, Italy, taking place this August. I am of italian heritage and this summer I organized an authentic italian experience through journaling for textile artists and quilt makers! I am sorry I didn't know you beforehand as I could have sent you some info! I hope your sketching discoveries continue. You are correct. Practice is the key!