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-- 20 February, 2005 --

Everyday Matters Handbag Challenge

handbag.jpg This week's sketching challenge on the Everyday Matters discussion list is to draw your favourite purse or bag. I have chosen to use pencil in my new moleskin 19cm X 25cm sketchbook.

This is my magic bag. It doesn't matter how much stuff I put into it, it still seems able to take more. Things disappear into the bottom of this bag only to suddenly reappear months later. I had a really great sharpener for my pastel pencils. After giving it up for lost and buying a new one, the original sharpener turned up in the bottom of this bag. Wallet, two pairs of glasses, sketchbook, pens, pencils, headache tablets, mobile phone, organiser ... there is nothing that this bag won't swallow. Strangely, magically it never seems to get any heavier.

It is made of soft black leather and hangs from two straps making it into a backpack. It has a zippered pocket on the front were I usually put my car keys because if I drop them inside I can't find them again. The zippered pocket on the side is supposed to be for the phone but I don't use it. Inside, there is another pocket where all of my pens, pencils and erasers live so that they don't drift to the bottom.

I don't know what I would do without this bag.

Posted by robynls at February 20, 2005 10:11 PM

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Oh I want a magic bag, too! Especially the part where it doesn't get any heavier. Your drawing is very cool... Aren't we quite the go getters this week? lol

Posted by: Patsy at February 21, 2005 4:35 AM

hi robyn! thanks for checking out my drawing =) i lose things inside my bag, too, haha! your bag looks like it has spent a whole lot of time with you =)

Posted by: ian at February 21, 2005 8:08 PM

Now that's the sort of bag I could use too. Do you think the magic is transferable?

Posted by: Michael Nobbs [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 22, 2005 5:50 PM

I love your sketching and the bag is divine.

Posted by: mz. em at February 23, 2005 11:34 AM

Don't you just love Moleskine? I am about half way through my first one and it is really fun to use. Very nice redition of your handbag! I've been watercoloring in my moleskine, maybe I'll try some graphite too.

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2005 2:11 PM

I need a magic bag! I spend so much time scrabbling around for things, and my bag never holds enough... This looks magical too, as though it's laughing.

Posted by: Nancy at February 27, 2005 2:32 PM

Two thumbs up!!! , when cosmos loose gnome percieve

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 31, 2006 12:08 AM

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