My autumn watercolor palette has joined forces with a
- Platinum #3776 fountain pen
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
- Autopoint Twinpoint 0.9mm mechanical pencil (Two grades of lead are better than one.)
- Kuretake Waterbrush
- Stillman & Birn Epsilon Sketchbook (5.5″ x 8.5″)
- Lamy pen holder
- Two small binder clips
- Paper towel
- Staples Arc notebook band
to form a compact kit for writing and doodling any time space is limited or travel is necessary. The notebook band holds everything securely so I can grab the kit on the go. It also keeps the journal closed so the pages do not get damaged and bits I’ve tucked between pages stay put. However, if I want to play things extra safe, a clear, plastic zipper bag that formerly held a pair of new pillowcases, is the perfect size for the whole caboodle. Another option is to place the waterbrush in a zip lock bag so that even under pressure, no water leaks where it isn’t welcome.
The beauty of this kit is that it holds enough tools for a variety of activities from writing to drawing to painting and all sorts of doodles in between. I do like to be prepared. Do you carry a kit and, if so, what goes in it?