I don’t really do holidays. When you grow up on a small farm, you really don’t get into the habit of going away regularly. And these days, it’s not so easy finding someone to look after the ratties. And, to be honest, we’re both homebodies… So going away isn’t something that happens often, about the only thing I do with any sort of regularity is go see my mum for a few days and I don’t take any art supplies with me when I do that.
What I do always have with me are a notebook and pen. And that’s true no matter how long I’m out of the house for.
I love technology and use it for so many things, but I just cannot scribble ideas on the phone’s screen. So a traditional paper notepad (suited to whichever size bag I’m carrying — I have several bags and many more notepads) and a pen or pencil is perfect for those “just had an idea” moments.
Where the phone does come in handy is for taking photos of interesting patterns and textures and colour combinations for later inspiration.
So, pretty much all of my creating is done at home — that is where all my stuff is — but my ideas can be captured anywhere.
GESSO: Primed Creatives – Going away? How do you take your creativity away with you?