Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Sunday Favorites"

Welcome to the 53rd "Sunday Favorites"
I am joining in the Sunday Favorites with Happy to Design.
This is a post from over a year ago! But I still carry my "Art bag". I've added to it and should take photos again soon!
Enjoy your Sunday! (I apologize for the crazy spacing in this post, but the more I work with it...the worse it gets! lol)
"My Art Bag"

Otherwise known as my 'busy bag'!

You find inspiration everywhere .....
in your every day life!

I bought this beautiful MUDD bag during the 'back to school' sales

last Fall and thought it would be perfect to carry my art supplies when we travel.
Then a couple of weeks ago, Tiffany was checking me out at the local grocery store
and she saw that I was buying a puzzle book. She said she keeps a puzzle book
in her backpack along with paper, markers, coloring books, crayons...etc...
everywhere she goes. If she is with friends playing video games
(she is a young lady!) and she's not interested in what they are playing,

she takes something out of her bag to keep her busy!

So this is one of my New Year's Resolutions!
Keep my 'busy bag' full of FUN stuff ready to go at a moment's notice!

We travel a lot so this will be perfect!
But it would also be great to have while
waiting for a doctor's appointment
or to peruse while your car is being serviced!

And what do I doodle when I find some 'doodle time'?!

Now when a serious trip is in the making......all of this
( plus a lot more...that includes the kitchen sink... must go!)
My organizer, an address book (up to date, of course), my IPOD
and ear phones (in the little blue bag) and a book of poetry
and whatever book I am reading at the time....they can all go in the bag!

For Christmas a girlfriend gave me this red travel bag that has
compartments for passport, ID's money, etc and that will fit, too!

This is my journal....
and I will save that for another post.
I have kept a journal since the 1970s!

So I will show you some things
inside my organizer later.

And last but not least......important for a road trip! heeheehee!

I love being organized and having books and art supplies handy and ready to go!
I also have a file folder for loose papers, stickers and cards and I NEED
a pencil box or pouch....I'm on the look out now!
And I next I want to get a sewing bag ready!
Stay tuned!



Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Oh you are really smart dear!I love how you doodle. I cant doodle and draw.*Sigh. And how I wish I am as organized as you.Better take some lessons with you on that area, what do you think?LOL! TC.

TiLT said...

Great bag idea!
I have one for art...need to get one for sewing - don't think the machine will fit :P maybe for embroidery & just the sketchbook for sewing designs.

Q said...

Wonderful ideas!
Makes it easy to stop and go!
I too love to travel and I have a few book bags.

M.Kate said... have kept a journal for such a long time..I am just starting one and bought one today..

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I keep a similar bag. They are lifesavers!

Cathy said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!


Madame Samm said...

great inspiration, and I am sure ready to create...anything but trouble I say wink...blessings, missed you.madame samm

Cheryl said...

Such a lovely idea. Travelling is wonderful but there are always periods when you have time on your hands.
The flower motif on the bag is very pretty and detailed.

BTW I love your little mother reads doodles, I am sure she would have fun with that one......

Jerri said...

Oh, I love this idea. I feel a trip to the store coming on.......I must say I am addicted to puzzle books, the word search ones. It has been said they keep your mind sharp. Time will tell....


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, great ideas. I love how organized you are....amazing!

Thank you for your sweet comment to truly made my day.

Blessings this Sunday!

Barb ♥

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love the idea of a fun bag for warding off boredom. I love your Mudd bag.

M.Kate said...

My kids love that twistable colours..and I tried for many times keeping a journal - all unsuccessful. My blog will be the longest living so called journal of my life :) Happy week ahead my friend. Love/M

Jacqueline said...

Monday has arrived and you have dished out a great dose of inspiration. I'm leaving on a little trip on Wed night and I need to stuff the bag "just in case" it Diane! Are you coming over to be a Groovy Girl...I know you already are one!
~hugging you from here to there~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

What a great idea, my friend! A fun travel bag filled with all kinds of fun things to do is a great idea for traveling! Certainly a great idea when you do quite a bit of traveling too!!!

I wanted to let you know that I visited your last post with your sweet little girls...Penny and Calla Lily! They are just adorable, Diane!!! Ohhh...and I love your new pretty pastel plaid tennis too! Too cute, my friend!!!

Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous post with us for Sunday Favorites this week! So sorry that I'm just now getting by for a visit...I was out of town yesterday!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful idea, Diane! The "Backseat Driver's Manual" cracked me!

I am in the process of making up a bag of little goodies that will help to occupy my grandson, as I will be flying with him soon. I'm sure it will be an adventure as he is an active toddler.

Kaila said...

I also have a bag of fun "diversions." As I do not travel much, I confess I take the bag when I am scheduled to be with my family. lol

I have kept a journal most of my adult life. Now I keep it online.

My doodling looks as if it were done by a three-year old. Yours looks like art.