A few people asked to see my journal bag. It's in the back of the photo. I bought it a couple of years ago at Artful Living in Ojai. Out of all of my journal bags I've had over the years, it is my most favorite and the one I always seem to grab. I'm still shocked that it's remained white all this time!
So, what's not in the bag? From left to right:
My BIG bag o' scraps. Anything that is a scrap (be it paper, transparency or anything small that most would toss, but I save, that can be glued or attached, goes in here). It is a $2 zip bag I bought at a small Mom and Pop art store in Atwater Village.
Playcolor2- I love these both for drawing, journaling and coloring. They are dual tipped and yummy! They are made by tombo and for some reason, I like these better than the tombo markers you find in most art stores.
Zebra Sarasa clip gel pens-I wasn't going to buy them (thinking how many gel pens does one need?) but I'm sure glad that I did! I love the colors and the way the ink flows. They come in a variety of tip sizes. Mine are 0.4.
Stabilo woody 3 in 1 watercolor pencil crayons. These are just fun (change the name). I love the assortment of colors (change the name). I love how silky, smooth they are (change the name). I love how affordable they are (change the name). My only complaint? (Not what you're thinking!) I wish they'd come out with MORE colors. Yes, I am a color nut and can never have enough color (as you can tell by my picture).
Tape, tape and more tape from Ginko Papers (http://www.Ginkopapers.com) and Washimatta (http://www.washimatta.ocnk.biz). Keeping these. Sorry. (Mine! Runs away and hides in the corner. I've shared some of these with my students. These are from my personal collection that I'm hoarding, I mean, saving.
Caran d'ache Neo Art Watersoluble Wax Pastels in a little tin (four of my favorite colors). My friend Tasha asked why I don't carry my set around if I love them so much. Honestly? I'm scared I'd lose them and have to replace all $300 of them (and 60 colors are heavy). I have my boy's braces to pay for, so none of that! ;)
More pens: Uni-style fit .28 Yeah, even more gel pens. I don't know if you need them ( I'm still deciding for myself if I need them).
All of the pens were bought at Kinobuyitall, I mean, Kinokuniya or JetPens.com (JetPens Love!!!)
Two envelopes of rub-ons. Why two? Why not? (My friend Kara decorated the cool looking envelope for me).
One big bag o' stickers (that I need to go through again and re-sort them).
My journal bag is always changing and evolving. I'll show you pictures sometime soon of what it looks like when I travel light. (I do too travel light at times! Stop laughing.)
By the way, I also use this bag at home. I work from what's in the bag. I'll go through and rotate stuff out (like I said) every now and then.
What's a must for your journal bag? What is your journal bag?