First off, I’m so not an artist, and have never been interested in painting. But before we took off on a recent trip, my friend gave me this portable watercolor postcard kit, and I figured we should bring it. I actually never expected to take it out of our suitcase—because even with the best intentions, these journal/art/activitity ideas I always plan can’t compete with whatever we’re doing on vacation. Well, not only did we use the kit (which has 4 tubes of watercolor paints, 2 brushes, and some blank postcards), we fell in love with watercoloring. It could have been because almost everything looks good in watercolor, but I think it was just doing something together, where we were just looking at the landscape, and living in the moment. And it beats buying postcards.