Friday, March 9, 2012

**UPDATED Repurposed Purse to Travel Sketch Kit

 When everything was said and done I realized that I needed another pocket for my Windsor & Newton travel watercolor case.  I cut some more denim fabric from the old pair of jeans I had. I boxed the bottom corners of the pocket to make the pocket very roomy.  I had to hand sew it to the base because I had already adhered the base to the purse. 

I decided to put my ink pen, water brush and stick eraser in the front pocket, they fit snug enough where they won't fall out.
Side view with the new pocket.
Alternate sideview with new pocket.
 This is my travel watercolor case that I had to accommodate with this new pocket.
I added a ribbon tie closure to the top of this new pocket to keep it shut.  Here it is now, finally finished.  Yeah!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Video for Travel Watercolor/Sketch Kit!

I know it's almost been a year since my last video, maybe it's been over a year.  I don't know, I'd have to look.  Anyway, I was inspired to turn this "sow's ear" into something useful.  The minute I saw this purse at a local thrift shop I knew I wanted to do this to it.  I've had the purse for about a year or so and now I'm excited to say that I'll be using it all the time now as I sketch and watercolor my daily life.  I love re-purposing and challenging myself to make something completely different than it's original purpose.   You should try it, it's so much fun!

Willowing's Lifebook 2012 Workshop

I started this workshop on January 1st.  I'm a little surprised that I've been able to keep up so far.  Really glad for that!  I have taken the projects and have made them my own by tweaking them a bit to fit my needs and beliefs.  Here's what I have so far.