Monday, February 4, 2008

Crusade #17





I'm finally posting an entry for Crusade #17! This challenge was to create a portable visual journaling kit. I actually keep a very small one in an oversized tin that I've used when traveling. Very simple - a couple of art pens, a pencil, mini tape, glue stick and stapler, a small ink pad, and a couple of stamps. For this year's Disney trip I added a couple more pens and a zip tote with watercolor pencils and a water brush. The pages above were done in October 2007.

BUT, seeing Michelle's kit inspired me to take a second look at the art bins. Matt had two for art school, and I've pulled supplies from them, but never really organized them for myself (now that I've stolen them!) I chose the small bin, took out the drafting and modeling supplies, and filled it with chalks, oil pastels, watercolor crayons, and lots of other fun things! I was inspired by Michelle's stash of magazine text to add my own. It makes perfect sense, because I always use found text in my artwork; why not journal pages? Thanks for the inspiration, Michelle!
(My new kit inspired me to actually do these journal pages for the IMT challenge!)

22 comments:

  1. Casey - so glad to have you join in the Crusade! Thanks for sharing your journal kits. You've got all the right tools and more. Love hearing that you travel with a kit! Bravo!

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  2. Hi Casey! Your space looks like mine! Ink pads in shelves, paper tablets...right down to the boxes of stuff too! Fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. this is so awsome casey... i need to create one..

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  4. love the 'pop-up' feature on your bin...definitely need that!

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  5. oh yes - caran d'ache is a must. I'm window shopping for ideas and am excited to work on my box soon!

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  6. Casy, I wanted to thank you for your comment! I'm just now getting brave enough to put my Blogspot out there to the public and am realizing that I just love the comments!...This is FUN!

    Your art kit looks great!

    Have a great hair day! Becci

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  7. This is a greqat kit! What a useful container you have it in too... look slike it travels really well!

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  8. whoa....excuse my typos! Time to turn the light on!

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  9. Casey - Love the kit! I stole art supplies from my college-aged daughter when she went from majoring in graphic design to business. - Nicki

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  10. Some lovely stuff in there! What do you use the big scrubbing brush for?

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  11. Fiona, it's a drafting brush for sweeping off eraser bits from your paper and generally cleaning up your table.

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  12. Love the art bin and how nicely organized it keeps your supplies. And fun journal pages too that you created :o)

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  13. I love how organized everything is! You make me want to go clean up my space! :)

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  14. I am getting so inspired to go grab some nifty container and pack it up!!

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  15. Great to see how other people store their stuff, thanks for sharing!

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  16. awesome kit. so cool that is is layered. and your journal pages are very nice. i gotta stop saying awesome but i have seen some really awesome kits tonight.

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  17. wow, this IS cool and so organized. wonder whether it would be sturdy enough for me?

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  18. Ah ha! I LIKE the art bin idea!!! GREAT inspiration! Thanks!

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  19. Casey,
    4ever buying mags to cut them up...it's addicting...particularly if you love the collaboration of art and words. Your kits are perfect. Wish I could play in the second one for a day.
    Foremost...your blog banner is phoenomenal and reflects well your art and spirit.
    jodi

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  20. Great box, it's like a tool box for artists! How fun that you were inspired to create and organize by this team challenge! Happy march!

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  21. Oil pastels? Yes :-) Good on you - I think they are just magic. Love your kit.

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