Monday, 24 March 2008

Be Prepared


One of my older sketch books had a piece of elastic ribbon sewn into the cover, which kept my pencils handy and secure from rolling round in my bag. When that sketch book was full, I decided to sew myself a pencil roll. Over the weeks I've widened some of the sections to fit a small retractable knife, and a glue stick. Now it includes the following;

watercolour pencils in red, blue, yellow and black
6B graphite stick
narrow rolled paper smudger
fine and medium watercolour brushes with chopped-off drinking straws protecting the bristles
retractable knife
6B graphite stick
B, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B pencils
fine and medium Indian Ink pens
black brush pen
blue and black ballpoint pens
black Parker ink pen with refillable cartridge
glue stick

In my bag, apart from various sketch books, I also keep a box of charcoal sticks in various thicknesses, a small aerosol can of fixative and my compact digital camera.

2 comments:

Bill of Ballaugh said...

Like mother, like daughter! You don't have a handbag, you have a sack.

Yellow said...

Yup. Everything fits into a huge canvas bag TJ chose for me in Durham.

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