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EDM Challenge #78: A Souvenir


I don't collect anything specific and my "souvenirs" are almost always a piece of fabric or a new journal when we travel.  The exception is Italy!  I love to survey all of the leather carts and shops in Florence.  I bought this very small, wonderful leather pouch several years ago at the Leather Factory inside Santa Croce.  It was on sale and a fun inexpensive purchase.  I had no idea that it is the perfect size (7.5 x 4.5 inches) and shape for me to carry my digital camera in the main section and an extra battery and photo card in the zipper pocket.  The lightweight cord is long enough for it to be carried very comfortably around my neck/across my chest and when we're out exploring I forget that I even have it on.  The small piece of fabric that I bought during that trip at Fortuny in Venice and the journals that I bought in Florence and Venice are still in my fabric stash and empty on my shelf respectively!


PERFECT, SHIRLEY!! Love the softness you achieved here! and yet all the detailing and shading to show such depth and bulk! BRAVA!!

Beautiful purse and beautiful job on this Shirley! I can almost feel the softness.

I love the bag and Italy.. what a great souvenir and a nice rendition of it.

I love how you captured the texture of the bag. it's perfect! great painting. Rachel

Shirley - that purse is beautifully done - and it looks SOooo useful. I coudl do with one of those as a change purse for my errands at weekends! Hmmm!

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