Creative environments are easily created when you go to places you love and you bring many of the tools you like to have at hand. Notebooks of projects, drawing supplies and paper, reading projects, yarn, projects in progress, and projects to start. I immediately establish my creative environments on arrival: on the desk, in the living room, a little something here and there. The printer is unpacked, and except for no wifi on Thursday, we are soon able to carry on nearly normally.
By the time I have packed into my suitcase all the items that I need for my creative environments I don’t have a lot of room for extras. I forgot my running shoes, but didn’t have time to run anyway. I brought limited clothing options, having learned that most people only see you once, so won’t notice if something gets repeated.
Much of this trip was built around getting together with friends, so I did my final watercolor pieces on Saturday morning before going to brunch; I got some knitting in Sunday while we watched the Obama portion of the Correspondents’ Dinner. I used the cool tiny tripod to make a video, and I worked on an assortment of paper-based projects as well. Even with unscheduled time, I never get to everything I think I will. Travel is no different than my usual days.
This morning after going down the street for coffee drinks I sorted through stitch patterns for my book project, and I worked on content for a class on Skillshare. I wrote a guest blog post, and answered emails. By lunch time I was ready to try out this month’s CreativeBug challenge and did my fork shadows. After lunch I added shadows to the shadow tracings. This looks like it will be fun. I don’t have any clothespins with me, so today’s exercise will have to wait until I get home. I still have a water color pencil coloring page I want to add gel pen to, so I will work on that instead of starting something new.