Hello, I'm Rebecca. Born in the USA, I've lived in Brazil most my life and I'm a Visual Arts student at the Federal University in Natal, RN. I'll be attending my first Urban Sketching activity in Paraty soon.
Here in Brazil it's somewhat difficult to find quality and variety of sketching and art supplies, because there isn't a lot of demand for fancy things, so usually we only have access to a very limited array of brands (I'm not even going into how expensive they are when they do become available). So how I get my interesting materials is that every time a friend of mine goes abroad, I ask them to bring me a little this or that, so I can collect up! (pencils, sketchbooks, ink, that kind of thing)
So here's my idea: since a lot of people are coming from other places, and probably won't be coming with heavy luggage (a problem I have when asking people to bring me stuff is that often their bags are already too full of purchases), maybe someone could offer some of their luggage space to sneak in a few art supplies for a Brazilian artist?
I have a few things in mind I want, and if anyone is willing to help me, that would be really amazing. I thought I'd share this here because there might be other Brazilians, like me, interested as well. Let's see if this ship sails.
Can't wait to meet you all; cheers!