Thursday, March 13, 2008
Typically I have left everything to the last minute and have now started to panic - we leave tomorrow. As the blog won't be updated for a while I'll leave you with a photo of art supplies, they always go down well! It's amazing how quickly I can sketch if time is limited, I hope I can do that next week - I'm still dithering over which pads to take and needed to try out the Albrecht Durer pencils on the Green & Stone pad. I've decided I'll take this little pad, I love the paper and it's a great size for sketching without being noticed. I'd love to take the Cretacolors but the weight of them means I can't even consider it, so a few Albrecht Durers have replaced them. The mechanical pencil I mentioned earlier did in fact have a B lead (it seems harder) so I now have one with a 2B lead also. The little sharpener in the cap is actually very good so I'm even more impressed with these - if it had a little eraser like my Mars Steadtler, it would be just perfect! I'm taking my square format Winsor & Newton pad but as it's quite large (for me) I suspect it may not be used so much, but we shall see. I can't promise a lot of sketching will be done as the trip is pretty hectic, but I'll do my best! See you soon!