What do you take on your vacation?

Ok, I’m already on vacation, but I ran out of time to write this before I left.  There’s one more recipe coming, too, maybe tomorrow, that I made before I left.

Because this year is dedicated to pursuing my writing/artistic work, plus rest, relaxation and fun, I wanted to have all my essentials with e on my 6 week trip.  My computer, of course, is essential, but I also wanted to bring some art supplies and some spinning/handwork supplies.

on the carder
on the carder

So, I carded some wool/sari silk fiber/firefox fiber on my drumcarder.  I’m still not sure i I’m using it right, but what comes out the other side is fine, so I guess it’s good enough.

one batt ready to travel
one batt ready to travel
batts, hook and spindle
batts, hook and spindle
and it all fits in this little(ish) bag--app. 9 oz of fiber
and it all fits in this little(ish) bag–app. 9 oz of fiber

I also wanted to bring some art supplies, but not too much, since I have to carry it all, on a plane, a bus and a ferry, for sure.  So I brought my sweet little set of travel watercolors, given to me by a friend many years ago, along with some gouache to add more colors, a pen, extra cartridges (I prefer my dip pen, but didn’t want to travel with bottles of ink), a few brushes, a pencil and eraser.  And a camera.  It all fit in a nice little package (except the sketchbook/journal and watercolor paper), so I was quite pleased with myself.

art supplies for my trip
art supplies for my trip
art supplies ready to pack
art supplies ready to pack

Oh, and I did pack a few clothes, toiletries, medicine, etc.  I didn’t bring enough wool to make a new wardrobe and watercolor paint wouldn’t provide enough coverage, especially in the rainy season.

Oh, and I also finished the yarn that had been on my wheel for a few weeks before I left, so I was happy about that, too. (This is an excuse to put in a photo of the new yarn)

off the wheel and drying on the sink
off the wheel and drying on the sink

That’s it for now.  I have homework to do!

Thanks for stopping by!

wool before carding
wool before carding
firefox fiber and sari silk before carding
firefox fiber and sari silk before carding

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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