Friday, April 2, 2010

Back from the Depths!

Wow! I just want to thank all of those who commented on my last post. You are all terrific and supportive and just great people! Your ideas have helped so much. In fact, I've decided that in order to prevent myself from feeling uninspired again, I'm going to pick a theme for each month. This month's theme has already been decided, since it is International Fake Journal Month; but some of the others might be self-portraits, dogs, colors, architecture, Halloween characters, package labeling, books, and possibly a comic strip diary. The important thing is that the ideas are finally popping! Especially for the current one...my fake journal will be written from the point of view of my cat, Ollie. I have so many ideas that I actually had to start writing them down so I wouldn't forget!

Also, I wanted to tell you something that recently happened. A neighbor gave me five internet cams/video cameras. They're outdated but new and still in the box. The cameras are okay for the internet cams, but for regular pictures and movies, my digital camera is better. So, it was really nice of him to give me these, but do you know what I liked most?

The bags! They make great travel/urban sketching bags! Inside holds three waterbrushes, a pencil, a fountain pen, a 5"x5" sketchbook (a 5"x6" book max), my paints, a spray bottle, and a paper towel. It is approximately 6"x7"x3".


It also has loops on the back making it possible to convert to a fanny pack. The only con I see is that I don't like to use small sketchbooks. Yesterday, I took the sketchbook out, added a small bottle of water, a cellphone, a camera, and a debit card. Then I carried my sketchbook. Either way, I really like the convenience. And it is nice to be able to get the weight off my shoulders and around my hips...my neck thanks me!

8 comments:

  1. Good to see you back with brand new ideas and a brand nex bag !

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  2. Yes, wonderful find. Now you are a better road warrior. Great way to get those sketches.

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  3. I can just feel your excitement!!! I like your theme idea- very creative. Cool bags too.

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  4. YAY! =) Raena's back with a bang! Love them bags too Raena, but what are you going to do with those cameras? Have you hooked them up yet? I've been hooking up security cameras for the Iceman and he's now able to see and work with his cameras from anywhere as long as he's got internet access. If you haven't already done that, you should because everything is free(except for electricity bill going a few cents higher maybe). And if you need any advice let me know ;) be glad to help!

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  5. What nifty little bags! Lucky you. I'm so glad you're full of ideas again it's a great feeling, isn't it!

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  6. Glad you're back Raena. Cool bag!

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  7. Yay! Sounds like fun projects, to have a monthly theme, and what a great "steal" on the bags.

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