Slowly and steadily I’ve been getting better about organizing my art stuff for traveling. One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was this great leather wrap that holds all my micron pens, 4H pencils, erasers and sharpies. Have a look:
This wrap was made by my wife and it’s steeped in memory. The leather came from my grandpa’s farm, from a batch that was tanned years ago when I was just a wee lad. The material on top is raw silk that Anna and I picked up at a festival when we were newlyweds. I dyed the raw silk with a home brewed walnut dye that I made in our first apartment (with Walnuts gathered from Christendom College). The owl, Anna tells me, is for wisdom. Something I’m still chasing after.
And to think, I used to just toss all my micron pens, 4H pencils, erasers and sharpies into my bag, willy-nilly.
I know I've posted this picture before, but here’s the wrap in action: