Here is the first page of my new travel journal. I really wanted to try it out because it is a new one for me–Stillman & Birn Alpha Series. I am just one page in, but it seems fine. This is my pared down sketching kit, which I hope is light enough to tote everywhere. The eraser is my favourite, my sons bought it in Prague for me in 2005, and the pencil sharpener, (yes that is what it is!) is a great stainless steel one from Germany. I’ve added some new colours in a second smaller palette, Indigo, Aureleon, Lemon, Potter’s Pink, Indian Red and Cobalt Violet.
I am leaving today for Switzerland for a visit three-day to the ancient city of Chur and then for a week cycling in Austria. I hope to sketch everyday and blog when I can. Hope you will check in along the way.