I had a discussion on facebook last night regarding journal bag contents. I thought I would post the contents of my bag today:
-Inside the bag (in the center) an Eagle Creek Pack-It system cube holding my collage ephemera. The pack-it bag opens on two sides. One side has focal images and the other has background papers and transparencies.
-The journal bag has odd side pockets that contain my journal (about 8 1/2 x 11"), a ziploc bag full of stickers and another full of rub-ons.
Outside of the bag (but it all fits neatly inside) are:
-Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube holding my pens (Kohinoor rapidosketch .35 and .50 (I put black ink only in the .35 and other inks in the .50. You can see the ink refill in the ziploc bag near the Sta-on pad.) Other pens in the bag are Pilot pocket brush pen, Zebra Sarasas, Uniball Signos, Sharpie waterbased paint markers, Pentel Metallic Brush markers, a small metal ruler and bone folders.)
-Other pens in the photo are Pudding pens (made in Korea), Pilot Latte and Sweets (in the small pink cigarette case which I bought in Japantown, SF for $.99) and a pink butterfly case filled with Sakura Glaze snd Shuffle pens. (My favorite go to pens are rapidosketch .35 in black, Sakura Glaze, Souffle and Aqualip, Pilot Sweets and Lattes.)
-A small tin filled with Caran d'ache Neo Art Watersoluble Wax Pastel Crayons
-Tape (love the printed transparent tape from Tapeswell, O-check and Prima Marketing) as well as various MT and Marks washi paper tapes (usually bought from Washimatta and Ginko Papers)
-Coccoina glue stick (40 grams)
-Metal Ruler (for tearing paper)
-Staz-on ink pad
-Tim Holtz tiny attacher and staples
-Rag (for burnishing and wiping off excess glue)
The only thing not in the photo is an old magazine or catalog that I usually use as a glue surface and then I toss it in the recycle bin. I also usually have a small container of baby wipes for sticky fingers.
I work from this bag regardless as to whether or not I'm home or traveling. I bought it a couple of years ago at Artful Living in Ojai. It's been my favorite journal bag since!
What's in your journal bag?