Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sifting through some old magazines down on the floor in a dark and dusty corner, I spied a framed collection of old coin purses. The frame was a memorabilia-type frame, about 2 inches deep and hinged at the top. The coin purses were pressed between the filthy glass and a deeply-stained ancient piece of foam rubber. And what a collection! There were about a dozen little purses and bags, some as small as about an inch and a half wide and high. Some were elaborately embroidered evening-type bags. One looked like a child's marble sack. My favorite of all was a leather pouch stamped in gold foil with the words First Farmers Bank.
The collection was priced at $250, over my budget for sure. But I had my journal, so I was able to sketch a few of them, and I'll be back there next weekend to draw the rest of them!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Below is a picture of the back of the outside of this over-worked creature! Check out our Piece Work blog (where you can also order a wallet, should you want to) at www.weRpiecework.blogspot.com.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
So I had gotten the idea that if we climbed over the top of the north face and came stealthily down the south face we might be able to see the elusive marker as we approached from above. We had heard of hikers who had done that (the irate property owner complained about them to us as she chased us away). So we set out to find the trail, bringing along our adventure journal, which we've kept for several years to record things we do together. This time we made a map in the notebook as we walked off the familiar trail to help us find our way home. You can see that we found some beautiful clay, which we rubbed on the page while collecting some of it to make into paint.
This little unbeautiful notebook is a great treasure to both Jacob and me because we look back into it to remember adventures we've had and to find out information we would have otherwise forgotten (how DID we attach the penny to the railroad track that time?)