Ever since my trip to New York, I've been noticing a lot of comments on my 'man-bag' or is it 'man-purse'?.......yeaaa, we're gonna call it a man bag. And once we get past the whole "oooh how did you get a bag from Korea??", the question comes up "why is it so heavy, do you really need all that crap in there?". Response: Le Yes!
I saw a post on theessentialman and was inspired to do my own version of it.
Honestly, you never know when you might see something that you might want to record, a thought you might find inspiring. And you never know when you might need to get your hustle on with a postcard or zine. Also, proper dental and nail hygiene are always important. A lot of what you find in my 'man bag' could appear pretty unnecessary...but it's pretty much essential for me on my travels.
Here's the full rundown:
-Kunst & Papier Sketchbook (bought in NYC, for bigger drawings, and nice paper)
-Writersblok Dotted Sketchbook (my favourite and most accessible sketchbook for drawings writing, anything)
-2 Moleskine Journals (in case I finish my Writersblok)
-Black Planner/'Moleskine look-a-like' (this is more for writing, and deadline up keep)
-Chapters Sketchbook (it's almost done, but I still keep it because it reminds me of a time long past)
-On the Road by Jack Kerouac (my current read and thoughtful gift from a friend)
-Purell (shit happens...and it makes for cool drawings effects)
-A zip lock back full of Zines and misc items (interesting things to inspire me, from cool people * * *)
-Hand-stitched bandana (Because my Gucci Bandana is in the wash, and cause it was made by my boy Jermaine)
-Postcards + Jasmine Tea Zine
-Silver Band-aids (yea...believe it!)
-SKB SB-1000 0.5mm black ballpoint pen
-Papermate Black ballpoint pen
-Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (yellow and grey)
-Brush Pen (ink and water)
-Bodyshop nail grooming kit (a christmas gift from the oh so thoughtful Ryan Christiani and + blackberry owners will agree, its soo much easier to type with properly maintained nails)
and of course
Note: Blackberry, X-acto Knife, Business cards and Nikon D80 were not included in the picture because there were currently in use....and I thought it would be rude to take a photo of my knife.
On another note, I'm driving back to Ottawa today. All packed and ready to roll.
It might take me a few days to get back to full speed, so I apologize if there is a delay with any emails.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who was able to make the time to see me before I left, and sorry to everyone who I wasn't able to see.
Be well. Do good. And see you soon.