It’s that time again… time to start sketching trip prep pages. I really don’t have the time this year to do much, but I can’t resist doing a sketch to work out what clothes to take. It’s quick and rough this time but still effective. It’s really the best way IMHO to sort out what to take.
Just for the record, when I scanned this sketch I hadn’t made my final decision… and if you are wondering, sadly, no new sewn items and no dresses this trip. I do hope that somehow I can squeeze some sewing time in when I get back from Europe so I have a new dress for Chicago (Urban Sketchers Symposium in July).
A ‘Trip Prep’ series used to be such an important part of any trip, but now that I travel more, and travel to teach, the workshop prep takes away most of my sketching time. Not complaining, as I love all the workshop prep and I really have gotten a few systems in place now so the packing etc is a lot easier.
If you are interested, full collection of trip prep articles is here but here are a few highlights:
So, how do you decide what clothes to take? Just make decisions the night before or are you more strategic?