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Violette : How to Make a Portable Creativity Kit

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How to Make a Portable Creativity Kit

With Back to School items all around us it's easy to pick up some fun supplies to create your own Creativity Kit. You can bring your kit with you to the coffee shop, restaurant or on your travels. Here is what you'll need:

  • A moleskin or coil bound book with blank pages
  • Watercolor pencil crayons
  • Sharpener
  • Sharpie felt pens or Micron pens
  • Pencils
  • Felt pens
  • Crayons
  • Glitter glue
  • A zippered pouch or plastic case
  • A small paint brush
  • Film canister with lid
  • An envelope
  • Glue stick

Tape the envelope to the back of your journal. This will hold your ephemera… things you gather such as stickers, ticket stubs, receipts, candy wrappers, words, etc. Now use your creativity kit to create collages of found objects… or document what is around you.

Learn to draw what you see in a Zen-like manner not worrying about whether or not it is perfect. You can draw your coffee cup or your lunch in a restaurant. Creating in this fashion helps you to be in the moment and to capture it in a unique way that only you are able to.

First outline your drawing with a black permanent pen, and then color in with your watercolor pencil crayons. Using your film canister as a water container, dip your paint brush into the water and voila… you can now turn your creation into a watercolor mini masterpiece quite painlessly!

Enjoy your Portable Creativity kit often and just watch your drawing ability improve dramatically! •

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VioletteViolette is a whimsical creative spirit living in BC, Canada. She can be found driving her Glittergirl van around White Rock and living in the Magic Cottage. More »

Updated 12/23/13