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  But when did we ever listen to our mothers ;-)!?! With a busy year of traveling with my art supplies now behind me, I thought it might be helpful to share some of the things I use and have found helpful when it comes to taking flight with your paints.  Feel free to share […]

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  • Mirian Gates - July 4, 2017 - 12:29 am

    How wonderful it will be!I can’t waite !!! Please keep me posted Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Williams - November 13, 2015 - 2:21 pm

    Hi, thank you for your wonderful tips. I will keep them in mind,ReplyCancel

  • Mary Valente Fine Art - April 28, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Thank you SO much. How lovely to share all this.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara Keiper - April 28, 2014 - 4:47 am

    Thanks for sharing! Would you also post your “Master List” as an idea starter ?ReplyCancel

  • Mary Valente Fine Art - April 28, 2014 - 4:33 am

    Thank you SO much. How lovely to share all this.ReplyCancel

  • Lana O'Myer - April 27, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    What great tips! Thanks Dreama…ReplyCancel

  • Susan Alsup - March 26, 2014 - 1:17 am

    I would like to be on a mailing list for future workshops. Thanks Susan

  • Roxanne Steed - December 5, 2013 - 11:50 pm

    Great list Dreama! I want to remind everyone (from something I learned the hard way even after flying with my supplies tons of times) don’t get forgetful on your way home from trip & accidently put your palette knives in your carry on! ugh. I had to leave my favorite knives in Ireland. I had them in my brush roll & was just trying to save that wee bit of space in my checked bag for some wonderful gizmo I bought….and stuck the thing in my carry-on. Haha, and my friends ditched me in security. Sketchy American with her suspicious “color spreaders”. Geez, don’t even use/speak the word ‘knives’ or ‘paint’! haha.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Meredith - December 5, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    Thanks for the advice. A couple of things I might add: I recently discovered Panel Paks, which are slim frames to hold two canvases, secured with large rubber bands. On a recent trip to Italy I took my 8×10 and that was enough for a day’s plein air jaunt. It fit easily in my carrying case, which was a rollerboard suitcase. So the only thing I carried over my shoulder was my easel and umbrella. For carrying several paintings home, I used 1″ balsa wood sticks in the corners and then taped the stack together. Those were sure to come home with me on carryon, as they couldn’t be replace.Instead of carrying turp, I usually go with an oil that I can use for a paint medium and cleanup. It also helps to lay out the paints on the palette beginning of day and leave the tubes back at the hotel to keep the gear lightweight.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta - December 5, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    Oh, this will come in so handy in a few months, when I go abroad! Thanks for taking the time to share all of this, Dreama! You are always helping other artists 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Kelly - December 5, 2013 - 6:27 pm
  • Dreama - December 5, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Terri! I do get paint on my clothes…as you know, eventually everything in our wardrobe becomes a painting outfit 😉 However, I do have a secret weapon for removing it. It’s a product called Sun Magic—here’s the link with the info on it!

  • Terri - December 5, 2013 - 9:44 am

    Great Post– whats your secret to wearing such nice clothes and not getting paint on them LOL!ReplyCancel

  • june - December 5, 2013 - 9:44 am

    Thanks for all the excellent tips and suggestions, Dreama. I plan to put them into effect when I one day experience the joy and fun of a Dreama workshop in Italy (or France…or both!). One day…one day…hopefully sooner rather than later.

    Those across-the-body satchels have been the perfect accessory for me for years now. I use it as an everyday handbag, and yes, you’re absolutely spot on about how cool it is to have your hands/arms free. I had a brilliant leather one for close to 15 years, but it gave up the ghost last year (after much use and wear and tear over those years) and am still searching for a suitable and acceptable replacement for it.

    Thanks again for all this useful and helpful info, Dreama. Is there no end to your generosity? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Suzy Powell - December 5, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Thanks for info
    I plan on saving the tips.
    My dream is to go to Italy someday!! I love your work. All the wonderful color.ReplyCancel

  • Jobi - December 5, 2013 - 7:54 am

    You are such a sweetheart to share all if this valuable info with us!! Thank you for all you do!! I simply cannot wait for my class with you next November! Feel free to write that on my calendar before you mail it out to me 😉 I will save this info forever!!! Really appreciate the time you took to put it all down. Have a wonderful day!!! XoReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Kelly - December 5, 2013 - 7:54 am

    Keep these words in mind while packing. “Every ounce counts.”ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Kelly - December 5, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Only thing I would add is the strap on your purse should be made of a woven material as they are harder to break off. I had a friend who traveled to Europe and her purse was knived off of her. I know that’s probably rare but it’s such a little thing which is so easily changedReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - December 5, 2013 - 3:49 am

    You are so-o-o nice to share all of this great advice.
    Thank you Dreama!!!

  • Dreama - December 4, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Lori…you are very welcome!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - December 4, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Thanks Christine :-)!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Quarton - December 4, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the very helpful, organized tips.ReplyCancel

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  • Dreama - December 4, 2013 - 8:43 pm

    Thanks Helen! I have wanted to do this and finally found the time to put it together 🙂 Glad you love it!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Shideler - December 4, 2013 - 8:35 pm

    Love this postReplyCancel