I recently took a trip to one of my favorite places in the WHOLE world - Northern New Mexico. (Insert SIGH here) But that's another post all together. Today, I wanted to tell you about this nifty "Sketch Folio" that my friend, Eve, gave me a while back that I used on the trip.
It is designed to help you travel light and have all your sketching supplies at the ready for those quick sketches. This thing was great! It holds all the essentials, it weighs next to nothing, is pretty inconspicuous, and it made me feel more organized. Thanks Eve!
And, tip number two, I'm usually pretty frugal, but I PAID to send all my art supplies via FedEx to the hotel where we stayed our first night. This was really a life-saver for me instead of lugging art supplies or, even worse, CHECKING art supplies on a flight. I called the hotel before I sent them to myself and gave them a heads-up. I can't say enough about Hotel St. Francis's staff and, of course, FedEx. Customer service is not a thing of the past with these folks on your team. Then, when our trip was over, we stopped off at FedEx on our way to the airport and sent the art supplies on their way back home to me. Everything arrived in great shape. Not even a crease on a piece of paper; and no lifting. Worth every penny.