When I'm away from home, as I have been for the past few weeks, I purposely bring with me simple art tools: a couple of pencils, a few colored markers and some small books of art paper. I then find a local art supply shop and purchase some 'souvenir' pens in colors I don't own. I buy a design or fashion magazine, which not only provides possible inspiration, but is then torn up and used to create small collages cards.
These 'traveling meditations' help me keep my creative mind supple........
.....and provide design information which may be incorporated into something else (a large textile piece?) somewhere down the road.
In the meantime, I just like how they've joined in the journey.