Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What the Size of My Purse Says About My Art

I dislike huge purses. They weigh a ton, pull my posture off kilter (undoing all my yoga work), and let whatever I want to find vanish into the abyss. However...

They do allow for carrying the sketchbook, watercolor pencils, and markers everywhere. Yes, I take the supplies with me when traveling and when I'm going to be sitting a while waiting on something. I just never realized how often I would pull them out for a few minutes here and there, and how that could add up.

Now I'm looking forward to a few minutes wait wherever I am, because I've got something to get down on paper.

And somehow, if I draw it, I seem to make it.

So I think I'm becoming attached to this huge leather tote I acquired to carry things to Italy. 

If carrying a big bag leads to more sketching, and sketches get turned into real beads and jewelry, then I can conclude that 

Bigger Purse = More Art

Why on earth did I carry a small to medium purse for all these years?

1 comment:

  1. I have been carrying art supplies with me for years, but it seems I never have a moment to actually use them.
    I am glad you do, and I will be looking forward to the caterpillar/butterfly bead. You could also do it the other way around, paint the caterpillar and carve the butterfly. In fact, little carved butterflies all around would be cool too.
    Good luck, I hope you really do get everything made that you sketch :)