Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Monday, August 1, 2011

Counting Down the Days

It's time. The weeks of waiting for my trip to Washington to visit my grandsons is finally down to days - four to be exact. With the countdown has come the lists of things to do, errands to run, things to pack and deadlines to meet.

One of the priorities is getting a Moleskine sketchbook ready to keep track of the journey.
This is my book for this year. I found the great pencil bag at Walmart. It loops right over the journal and carries the pencils, pens and eraser I use the most.

There are Pitt pens, drawing pencils, charcoal pencils, black and white gel pens,
highlighters and a blending stump.

This is an inside page in the journal with some pictures I've cut out of magazines along with one of my lists. The pencil pouch can also go on the plane - it has watercolor pencils, an empty water brush that I can fill after passing through security and a tape runner.

This page has a pocket for Flat Stanley who always travels with us on major trips; and sometimes here int ow. This little bag will go in the checked suitcase. It has a small jar of gesso, scissors, glue stick, stamp pad and stamps, and various other items to add marks, color and texture to the pages of my journal.

One thing off the list.
Another to-do has been sprucing up the garden. We've had storms with lots of rain the last couple of nights and the garden is really blooming. This okra plant is almost as tall as I am and full of okra. The blooms are really pretty.

As I continue the countdown and begin my journey I will try to keep up with posts. (If you missed the 200th post you might want to go back and take a look for a special drawing that will take place tomorrow.)

Until then have a Great Week.