Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Georgia Weather...

The weather here in the big peach is driving me crazy! Yesterday I had an appointment in Elberton, Georgia and when I came out of the meeting it was 76 degrees and sunny. By the time I got home it was freezing and pouring down rain. I have several coats in my car because I put one on in the morning and shed it by lunch. Winter is my least favorite season because it is so gray and dark. I'm a sunshine person. I crave sunshine and light. 

To perk me up I pulled out all my favorites and sketched them. 

From the top to the bottom... homemade leather pen roll. I saw a leather pencil roll on Pinterest that I loved but couldn't afford. Here is a picture of the pencil roll I couldn't afford...

I decided it couldn't be that hard to make my own. I looked at a few stores for leather and finally found a bag of leather scraps at Hobby Lobby for $4.00 and I had a 40% off coupon. After a little bit of digging in the bag I discovered the softest piece of leather which would be perfect!

I believe it cost a little over $2.00 to make a beautiful pen roll for my Sharpies! I also have a place inside for my little ruler, a drawing pencil and an eraser. The best part is it is soooo soft!

#2 my little ruler...I have several metal Westcott rulers. I keep a little one with me all the time.

#3 & 4 my favorite paint brushes...If I could only pick 2 brushes to keep it would be these two. They are small bristle Princeton Snap brushes. I am very rough with them and they have held their own despite my abuse!

#5 a sketching pencil...I believe this pencil has an HB lead and it is light enough to watercolor over. I really like dark graphite pencils because of the way they feel when you pull them over the paper, but they are messy and don't work well with watercolors so I travel with a good ole' HB.

#6 my all time favorite pen...This is absolutely my all time favorite pen, the Uni-Ball Gel Impact 207 medium point pen! I will not let anyone use my pen. It has a wonderfully thick bold line. The gel ink makes a beautiful mark on the paper.
#7 my Exacto knife...Who can't live without an Exacto knife! 
#8 Sharpies...I think I have had a Sharpie in my purse since I entered high school! I love them. My favorite is ultra fine point permanent marker.

But...did you know you can order personalized Sharpies? Go to and check it out. 

Thank you for letting me share with you...I hope the weather where you are is better than here!

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