Thursday, April 19, 2007

EDM #3 - Wallet



This is a leather change purse that I bought on one of our trips to Puerto Vallarta. It was in a tiny shop on a busy corner near the beach. Every square inch was crammed with beautifully worked leather goods of all sorts. (It smelled luxurious in there.) We had promised not to buy anything that was large, or unpackable, or breakable, so this mini change purse seemed like the perfect purchase. I keep 3 pesos in it for luck. As long as I still have pesos, I must go back to Mexico to spend them, right? This side of the purse has two cacti and the Mayan calendar. On the other side, is a sombrero and a different cactus along with the word "Mexico". But the side I've shown here is the one that really reminds me of our vacation and that beautiful little shop and the busy street corner. There was even, oddly enough, a little burro on that street, right outside the restaurant where we drank icy cold Coronas. This is a photo of that corner (and burro). The shop is down the stree that is behind that green van.

11 comments:

Genine said...

The change purse is adorable and metal top looks great!!

Laura said...

Nice sketch for the challenge, great memory too by the sounds of it! Thanks for visiting =)

Lin said...

WONDERFULLY DONE purse!! And lovely writing as well!! Love the details you put on the painting too!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh I LOVE the smell of leather, I'd love that shop! Love the drawing! :)

Deborah said...

Great little change purse. Good job on the texture of the worked leather. I know what you mean about the smell in the shops.

artnewbie said...

Great memory, and I love the purse - you've shown the metal top and the look of the leather really well.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

CUTE!

bite your own tail said...

That's a really lovely drawing - has character.

phthaloblu said...

Cool little purse, and you did a wonderful job of rendering it.

Alina Chau said...

lovely drawings!!

Africantapestry said...

A beautiful little purse and I love the color! Yes, you'll have to go back to spend your fortune there! Great sketch
Ronell