Back from holiday!

Hiking in Wales

It’s been a bit quiet around here as I’ve been away walking on The Glyndwr’s Way; a 135 mile National Trail through mid-Wales, from Knighton to Welshpool.

It was lovely… the weather was sunny almost every day, it didn’t rain once, and we had days without seeing a single person. The remoteness was pretty incredible!

When backpacking obviously you have to travel light. But I wanted to take some bits and pieces to be doodling on should the creative urge strike… so here’s what I decided to take:

Backpacking art supplies

  • A pencil case with some pens, graphite pencils and coloured pencils
  • A small watercolour moleskine notebook
  • A small journal mainly for writing in
  • A plastic case which contained a small knife (for sharpening pencils if necessary), a travel watercolour kit, a bottle of turquoise fluid acrylic, and some bits and bobs like Stickles glitter glue, some tape, an ink stamp and an eraser
  • A copy of The Artists’ Way by Julia Cameron, for reading (not shown)

I was wondered what to do about water but then I realised I could just squeeze a bit out of my Camelback water thingy that fits into my rucksack.

In the picture, on the page that is showing, I had no idea what to do so I just smudged a bit of acrylic colour onto the page and then drew over the shapes. It kind of looked like dancers so that’s what I drew.

Kind of reminds me a bit of the illustrations in the Good News Bible…

All the quietness and time to think gave me plenty of time to come with some interesting arty/crafty ideas.

Now the challenge is to implement them now I’m back at work. Hmmm…

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