I knew that Denyse had been taking a portable art kit out and about with her, and I liked the idea. Instead of waiting for her to blog hers (which she has shared here), I got impatient (as I do) when I knew I had a day full of waiting around in hospitals, I ducked out to Kmart early in the morning and made myself one!
$9 Portable Art Kit
Kmart is a real winner for this stuff. I don’t need anything fancy. Especially as I’m uncomfortable with art and drawing. Of course you could spend more and elsewhere. And if that’s your thing, totally do it.
This only cost me $9 all up:
- A5 Notebook $2
- Gel pens $2
- Star pencil case $5
I wanted a case to keep them together so it’s tidier and easier to find in a big bag. Most of the standard pencil cases in Kmart (at least in the one I went to) were the same size as the notepad and couldn’t actually fit the notepad inside it. Then there was literally one that fitted it. Woo!
As you can see below, the term art is something that can barely be applied to what my hands can do with pens, but it’s way less about the outcome and way more about the trying and doing. I did try adult colouring in for a time (and writing “adult colouring in” just made the phrase syphilitic penis pop into my head which is why you should never take advice from me on anything). Anyway, art and I will always have a strange relationship but that doesn’t stop me from trying. And it’s always good to have something to do with idle hands that doesn’t involve picking up a phone.
Have you ever created a portable art kit? What would you put in yours? How SHINY is that pencil case!?
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