Sunday, May 17, 2009

12 Painting Things to Take to Peru

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Ink and watercolour pencil, annotated page in 4”x 6” Opus Archival Drawing pad, from an Elderhostel Intergenerational trip with our eldest grandson in 2004.

I'm setting out tomorrow with our 10-year-old grandson on an expedition to the Andes. We've assembled what I hope will be the perfect (comprehensive but compact) array of art supplies for the trip. Here's the list:

1. coil bound watercolour sketch book with map and archaeology notes about the Incas
2. watercolour postcards
3. pencils, sharpener, and eraser
4. pens (fine and extra fine, permanent ink)
5. crayons
6. markers
7. tubes of watercolour paint in closed plastic tub, nested in tub for water
8. paint brushes in plastic holder
9. palette in a Ziploc bag
10. glue stick for collage
11. Camera with extra batteries or charger and South America adapter plug
12. Kleenex

I’m hoping my grandson will paint too, so there are two sketchbooks, water tubs, and sets of brushes, and we’ll share most of the rest of the stuff.