Thursday, November 16, 2017


I promised to show you the bare essentials I carry everywhere with me. These are the things I cannot seem to live without, and use on a daily basis. The first pic shows what fits in my well worn tiny polka dot purse.... small supplies for a small purse. 

💭permanent black Sharpie
💭White Uniball signo pen 
💭non permanent black marker (to paint over with water and let the black bleed out a bit)
💭tiny spray bottle of water (I spray the paint to help activate it before painting, and I use it to clean my brush as I go) this is a new one, mine usually looks pretty dirty 
💭leather journal from redwoodwillow (I have also gotten an even smaller version from Amazon) 
💭Altoid tin filled with: 
            💜half pans from  imlothmelui that are handcrafted and came with a magnet affixed to the back so they stay put
            💜half pans from redwoodwillow that did not come with magnets attached so they are held in with sticky tac 
            💜 a small pencil with an eraser 
            💜 a small brush (I broke it then sharpened the end till it was small enough to fit. I use the sharp end to scratch into wet watercolor for  an interesting effect)
            💜 a folded up paper napkin to wipe my brush on

This all fits because the only other things I carry are cash, cards, stamps, BurtsBees chapstick, Mr. Rogers "encouragemints", hair band, pen, comb and a pocket talisman or two.
Here's some pages I haven't shared before .... 

Then when I know I will have time to paint I carry a bigger bag that will fit the following extras:
💭strathmore visual journal
💭Jane Davenport bright watercolor set
💭a bigger brush

So, now to the giveaway part....!!!!!!

last night on instagram I just hit 1000 followers so as a thank you I am hosting a Giveaway there.... just go to my 
instagram account to sign up. If you don't have an instagram account and you really want a chance to win, then leave a comment here that you want to be entered into the giveaway too. 

Here's what I am giving away:
💭Shutterfly writing notebook (the cover is made with my rainbow rice art)
💭a writing pen
💭a 5x7 print of the same rainbow rice piece
💭an empty altoid tin to make your own travel kit 
💭 4 empty half pans to add your own tube watercolor to 
💭a new spray bottle
💭a postcard of a painting of mine 
💭a magnet of a painting of mine
💭a roll of glitter washi tape 
(A total value of $50!)

Good luck and hope to see you over on Instagram! 


  1. thanks for sharing your go to travel kit which is a perfectly convenient size! Beautiful art- the let your ideas bloom one reminds me so much of JoAnne Sharpe's style. Happy PPF!

  2. Such a colorful and informative post! Thank you! Happy PPF

  3. thanks for sharing your travel kit, mine is similar, great art

  4. Beautiful art, love your travel kit too!

  5. oh I loved this post!! I have made a travel kit very much like this,, your work is always so beautiful and so abundant, you are a busy woman!!!

  6. You are so talented that you can create anywhere you go.

  7. Thanks so much for your comments on what/how you painted the cards. I am following on Instagram. Blessings,Janet