Wednesday, February 23, 2011
another kind of adventure journal
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!