Monday, September 9, 2013

inspiration monday


when you're heading out for errands and appointments,  do you have some favorite supplies you like to add to your "in case i have to wait" bag?  i usually grab my houndstooth glasses, small moleskine journal, pencil, waterbrush, microns.....but when it comes to packing favorite watercolors, how can you possibly choose between all those delicious rainbow colors without adding 50 pounds to your bag?  here's an easy way to create a lightweight, transportable, very convenient paint palette that tucks easily inside your journal:




 first, choose your favorite watercolor pencils and color a very dark splotch with each one
on a small piece of watercolor paper (i used an extra page in my watercolor journal)....





then label each color, and when you find yourself waiting during an appointment,
all you have to do is activate one of those yummy dollops of color with your waterbrush.....





and block the world out while you pass the time in a wonderfully creative way!





and before you know it, your patience will be rewarded and
you'll be well on your way to crossing all those errands off your to-do list!



{small moleskine journal, derwent inktense and watercolor pencils, micron pens, waterbrush, 2B pencil}






27 comments:

fran pascazio said...

What a wonderful idea Lori! Thank you so much for sharing - I will be doing this today as I always have at least a small sketchbook and pencil in my bag.

angela said...

So clever! What a great idea! Lori, you're the best! :)

Laurie said...

now that is very clever, I'm using this tip for sure!!!!!!

Rita A. said...

Great idea and I love your results!

Janie Husband said...

A great idea, Lori.......heading to my desk to do this with my intense pencils........ Thanks for sharing

Consie @ AtopSerenityHill.com said...

What a great idea!! Now I need the pencils! Lol! Have a fabulous week!

Colleen said...

Really terrific idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

Cher said...

So obvious, and so brilliant. Am going into studio right now to make some travel sheets. Most definitely one of those "why didn't I think of that??" ideas!

eSeN said...

I echo Cher's comment! Who needs expensive Peerless watercolor sheets?! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! You're seriously my hero, Lori :)

Caryl said...

I love that little water colour pad, it looks like one could tear the pages off and use them for cards or something. Lovely

Colleayn said...

This is a great idea. I love what you created.

Sandi Keene said...

So smart!!

ellie said...

were you born a creative genius or did you grow into it??? that is such a fantastic idea! thanks, lori!

btw, you are the one you introduced me to derwent inktense pencils and i love them. and you!

Linda said...

Lori you never cease to amaze me with your ideas and your artwork. Thank you so much for being so generous in your sharing with us. Linda E.

Kelly Larson said...

SMART!!!!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Spot on, Miss Elvie. Thanks.

Michellem said...

What an amazing idea!! LOVE your work!

Createology said...

Oh My Goodness Lori Dear...Genius! I hate how much room and bulk carrying all those supplies...just in case I use them. This is truly brilliant. You are the most creative inspiration on any day of the week dear...

Linda Kittmer said...

What a brilliant idea Lori! It's like making your own version of Peerless watercolours with what you have on hand! Love it!

Annika Sylte said...

Oh what a great idea Lori!! I always carry a ton of stuff with me! Thank you for sharing! I love your beautiful creations :)

Jeanette said...

Perfect, Lori!!! You are an endless resource of cleverness and wonderful ideas & suggestions!! PLUS, a super-cute page to follow. Yes, I'll be adding this to my travel goodies. Love it!
Hugs!!!
XooX.
Jeanette

danella said...

hi lori! i 'found' you via pinterest... and now... I'm SO hooked! lOve all your art... and i'm starting my very own Art Book! it's something i've wanted to do for a long time... and YOU, my friend, are my inpiration! This cute little post... just TOPS it. Thank you so much for all your sharing.

Alice said...

great idea, lori! i do need to do this, thanks for sharing with us. i hope your week is wonderful :)

cathy said...

I l♥ve your work sooooo much !!!!

Meghna Patel said...

Brilliant idea!! Thanks for sharing

Summer said...

I absolutely love this idea to save space in my work bag! I do have a question though...How do you keep from getting the color into the barrel of the water pen? And how would you switch to another color if you were in a waiting room or something (i.e. how would you rinse the brush out?) Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas with us, Lori!

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