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New York, Part 2

As an artist who loves to travel, I tend to distill my trips down to what I consider to be the essentials: art, books and coffee. As long as I have those things in place, I know everything else about the trip will be icing on the cake – or gilding on the canvas, for a more artistic analogy. With that in mind, here are my top tips for travel to NYC if you’re an artist or just an art appreciator. Art: Kremer Pigments. I know I have mentioned this… Read more New York, Part 2

New York, Part 1

I’m leaving for a trip to NYC soon, and I can hardly wait! This destination is special, because not only is it full of wonderful things to experience, I also once lived there and go back every other year or so, so in a way it feels like going home. Because it’s such a busy city and action-packed trip, I know I won’t have much time to draw there. And that’s ok! Artist trips that soak up inspiration are great, too! One thing that I am really looking forward to… Read more New York, Part 1

Austin Art Travel Kit

Getting ready to pack up my Found Leather Goods art portfolio and hit the road again! This time, I’m heading just a few hours south, to Austin where I lived for many years and love from the bottom of my heart. What’s in the Bag: Because it’s a short weekend trip, and because it’s home to one of my favorite art stores and I know I will make a stop for more art supplies, I’m packing my artist travel bag pretty light. Just my charcoal sketching pencils, a few different… Read more Austin Art Travel Kit

Mary, Untier of Knots

Our drive southwest was supposed to happen last year. We reserved weekends twice, and hotels twice over the course of a few months. Each time, we were derailed by my father-in-law’s illness, which started out stressful but manageable, but steadily declined until he passed in July 2017. That seemed to kick off eight months of chaos, and when we finally planned our third attempt for travel, we did so holding our breath, afraid that this trip was just cursed, forever derailed by something confusing and awful that we could not… Read more Mary, Untier of Knots

New Mexico Palette

Custom Paint Palette: Shades of Santa Fe I recently began making my own paint with gouache binder medium and pigment powders. It’s very rewarding to see the medium and powder combine into the final result, and to be able to personalize the color exactly how I want for any given project. The ability to make my own custom paint palette inspired me to create specific colors for the places I visit. The mixing supplies are too cumbersome to take on the road with me, so I pack lightweight tools in… Read more New Mexico Palette