What’s In My Bag

I thought it would be fun to do a little blog post about the ever popular “What’s In My Bag” or “Everyday Carry” type posts. I hope you enjoy, if you have any questions about any of the things I carry, feel free to leave me a comment :)

The Bag:
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Nomadic WT-18 Wise-Walker Toto Bag (medium size)
I love, love, love this bag. One of the best messenger style bags I’ve owned. I’ve had this bag for almost a year now and it’s still going strong. There are so many pockets. I love pockets :) This bag holds so many things, I could probably carry more than what I have in it right now.

Inside the bag:
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Starting from top left:

  • Book, currently The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells (I usually read 2 books at a time, but I finished one of them recently)
  • Stillman & Birn Alpha Sketchbook
  • Levenger Circa SmartPlanner
  • Levenger Circa portable punch
  • Keys
  • Pencil Case, more info below
  • Wallet, nothing fancy, picked it up at TJ Maxx, typical wallet stuff, business cards, etc.
  • IndyGo Bus Pass
  • Licker Stickers, I always carry my band’s stickers for self promotion :)
  • Phone, Samsung Note 3
  • Umbrella, Indiana weather is unpredictable ;)
  • Eos lip balm in pomegranate
  • Revlon Colorstay
  • Flash drive
  • Earbuds
  • Sunglasses
  • Word Notebook: Adventure Log, because…Adventure! :)

Pencil case:
Nomadic PE-08 Easy Classification Pencil Case
Like the bag, this pencil case holds a lot!

Inside the pencil case:
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Clockwise from top left:

  • Black Sharpie, I’ve been carrying a black sharpie since I was 14
  • Pilot Frixion Markers, various colors that I interchange on the regular
  • Pilot Frixion Highlighters, always use these at work
  • Pilot Frixion 4 multi-pen, seriously a must have
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Tombow Pit Slide adhesive tape roller
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Pentel Ain eraser
  • Fountain Pens, these get changed out once a week:
    • Lamy Al-star (M) with Diamine Soft Mint
    • Hero 9018 (Fude) with Platinum Carbon Black
    • Pilot Metropolitan (F) with Private Reserve Ebony Black
    • TWSBI Mini (F) with Diamine Beau Blue
    • Pilot Prera (F) with Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro
    • Kaweco Skyline with De Atramentis Pigeon Blue
  • Tombow Mono100 2H
  • Derwent Graphic HB
  • Pentel GraphicGear 500 0.9 with HB
  • Prismacolor Verathin Blue/Red Pencil

Things that are not in my bag that I would like to include regularly:

  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Mini first aid kit
  • small flashlight
  • my Lomo camera

Most important thing in my bag:

  • Stillman & Birn Alpha Sketchbook
    Everything and anything goes in the sketchbook I carry everyday – sketches for projects, doodles, phone numbers, to do lists, autographs, ticket stubs, photos, etc. My sketchbooks are my journals and if something written in it updates to a more important priority, it get’s transferred to the Levenger Circa Smart Planner

Besides ID, credit cards, etc., what’s the most important item that you carry daily?

Thanks for reading/looking!

Disclaimer: This post is not a typical review post, but that was the closest category I had :)  I was not compensated for any of the products that I carry/show and all opinions are my own. Thanks again for checking out my site :)

Thank you so much for your support and for viewing this post!
xo-Jane

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  • Love this post! Thanks for sharing :) Love that GPC sticker I see! And love that you have soft mint inked up.

  • Thank you so much, Margaret! It was a fun post to make! I think every sketch book I own now has a GPC or InkDrop sticker :D and Soft Mind is one of my many favorites :) Hope you are well!