Being the illustrator I am, it's always strange for me to not be drawing, painting or printing in my spare time so the idea of a two week holiday away from what I love doing was a bit daunting. To balance it out, and not put any pressure on myself to work on certain projects or ideas I simply packed up my watercolour travel kit with the idea that I'd paint a few postcards.
It's great because you don't have to bring anything extra back with you - simply pop them in the post to send to friends and family!
I take my watercolour travel kit pretty much everywhere with me. It's fab, and I add to it or keep it minimal depending on the journey. I love it so much that I've put together a kit that you can purchase through my online shops - hurrah! It includes a book of blank watercolour postcards, watercolour travel paints + mini brush, mechanical pencil, jar for your water and all comes in a lovely case sewed by myself and my Mum. Fab.
You can find this in my Etsy shop : www.charlottevallance.etsy.com
Do you love to send postcards too? Do you paint your own or seek out lovely ones from local shops?