Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mini Pastel Travel Case

In the spirit of sharing info, today I want to share My Little Travel Buddy.

Small Survivor Dry Box:
It's a sturdy watertight dry box (I found it on Amazon for $16.).  I think it will really fit the bill while traveling light and for kayaking trips.  It measures approx. 6.5x9.75 inches...5x8 inside.

The box has sturdy closures and four holes on the top and sides for adding a lock, lanyard, carabiner or shoulder strap.  It even had a metallic sticker on the bottom for signaling (or maybe starting a fire...I don't know) and a small compass on the topside (should I get lost while plein air painting). Hmmm, I don't plan on getting lost.

The following are items I have been able to fit inside:

  • 48 half sticks of soft pastels (I repurposed foam from my Rembrandt pastel box and cut them to size, then glued the foam to heavy mat boards for support)
  • 33 partial pieces of Nupastels (inside a 12 piece Nupastel box)
  • Foam core and several pastel papers cut to various sizes (up to 5x8) inside a clear bag
  • A clear bag for storing finished paintings
  • A few business cards
  • View finder
  • Inside the BandAid box are a couple wet wipes (I'll replace this with wet wipe packets when I get a chance)
  • Doggy bags to hold trash (more than I need...but they fit so nicely I threw the whole roll in)
  • A red cylinder that once housed a pair of reading glasses.  Inside the cylinder I placed 8-10 finger cots, a small pencil, eraser and sharpener (I was quite tickled finding this little storage item in my hall closet).

In any event, I hope you enjoy my little travel buddy...just in time for a quick trip to try it out!!!