A blank piece of paper, like a new destination, can be scary...but once you get started and make the first move, your creative brain is unlocked to new possibilities. I’m a budget-conscious artist, designer, and traveler, so I typically don’t invest in anything new for a trip. On my office bookshelf, there’s a collection of all the little promotional sketchbooks I’ve collected through work, and when I’m packing I just visit these freebies and find the perfect match. In case of travel difficulties, I’d rather not lose anything expensive, and each mismatched sketchbook adds a unique touch to the creative collection I curate.
I asked what other creatives like to bring on their travels and everyone has their own unique preferences...from watercolors and a good book to sewing supplies. Typically, my pencil pouch is packed light, with just a couple of my favorite pencils, a sharpener, and a few carefully selected markers to add a pop of color.
To get the most out of your creative travels, keep an open mind and open eyes--and let go of any pressure about what you *hope* to find…any inspiration you’re meant to gather will find you.