Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Holiday Essentials for the Uninspired

Good evening everyone! It's not new to me to be very uninspired and negative towards my artistic attempts sometimes, so I often surround myself with inspiration to keep it flowing.
I'll be going for a week to the same village on the mountains where I've been last year, and I like to think of the time I'll spend there, as art therapy of some sort.
To help myself in finding inspiration again, I'm bringing some stuff with me:
1. "The Pocket Scavenger" by Keri Smith, described as: Within the pages of The Pocket Scavenger, you’ll be instructed to go on an unusual scavenger hunt, collecting a spectrum of random items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, a used envelope, and more. Once your quarry is in hand, you’ll apply an alteration dictated solely by chance: create a funny character, make it into a building, conceal it, add polkadots, remove a section, add stripes, scribble on top, fold, turn into an article of clothing, make it “pretty,” and so on. The results: you’ll be forced out of habitual ways of thinking or acting, discover new connections, and try things you might not have done on your own, creating a version of The Pocket Scavenger that is unique, dependent on time, place, experience, and you.
I'm so looking forward to flip through the pages and collect, and create little treasures!
2. My Traveler's Notebook: I like writing, mostly random short sentences that pops in my mind randomly, and then connect them afterwards to create a bigger picture; and that's my notebook of choice!
3. Address book: You'll never know when you'll feel like sending a letter or a postcard, right?!
4. A marker: mostly to symbolize my intention to scribble everywhere, whenever.
5. Sunglass: again, to symbolize relax and you know, just being able to free your mind for whatever clouds it back home.

What are you taking on holiday with you, instead?
Have a great day,


  1. Perfect! Inspiration will certainly strike you with the pocket scavenger! All books by Keri Smith allow you to really let your creativity burst, right? I usually take some books with me to read, because inspiration often hits me while reading!

  2. The pocket scavenger sounds very interesting, I might need to get my hands on it ! :) My holiday essentials are: An ipod (Oh, that feeling when the perfect song comes on the right time, Instantly inspiring!), a book and a journal for jotting down random thoughts, notes and drawings.
    Have a wonderful holiday fab! :)

  3. oh I didn't see your post for A REALLY LONG TIME.. all because changing from google reader to bloglovin!! some blogs are lost and I don't have them on my reading list!
    well, I'm happy I'm back again! :)

    This Pocket Scavenger looks very VERY interesting! Can't wait to see the interior of it when you'll start collecting everything!! :))