This trip to Barcelona involves some tricky packing. For one thing, it's spring, and I know that today's warm weather can snap into chilly windy and drenching rain in a flash. So layers are important as well as a few sweaters and socks. Most difficult for light packing is the need to bring along supplies for teaching a workshop as well as books to exhibit and possibly sell, and a wallet for someone who ordered it, plus a couple of extras. I am hoping this bag will be empty when I pack to go home, and I can fill it with things I've acquired while there!
In the process of drawing, I curated out about a third of the duplicates, thus reducing the weight considerably. Drawing made me think several times about whether I needed clothing choices or easy travel. I definitely needed to be free of the aggravation of bag checking/loss, especially on a three-legged flight.
The second page shows my everyday bag, which I will tuck into the big orange market bag for boarding the plane. This bag will carry two sketchbooks, pens, one waterbrush, a wallet with my credit cards and debit cards, my passport, sunglasses, two boxes of gum, my phone, and a few blank checks.
I may or may not post over the next two weeks, but in either case I'll be drawing every day and will do catch-ups when we get home. If I can get good photographs with P's iPad I can post from there.