Monday, July 21, 2008

Project Black's Last Gasp


Anna Carson's Project Black is wrapping up today. (Well yesterday actually, but it's today here in Israel. Go figure.) I haven't had to look very far for my other project black entries but I have to admit that today's is scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit. It's been a great project though - both shooting my own photos and seeing everyone else's. I'm really looking forward to seeing what she's got for us in September.

This shot shows a common scene in my house - the strap of my ginormous and somewhat battered black bag hanging haphazardly over a dining room chair. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this bag. It's gorgeous, and was a very special gift from a dear friend who put quite a lot of thought into getting me the perfect bag, but it's HUGE. Don't get me wrong, I love big bags, and I love this bag. It's terrific when I've got a lactation consult and have all sorts of things to shlep but for everyday use it ventures over to the dark side (the "dark" side, for project "black". Get it? I crack myself up sometimes.) and becomes The Black Hole of All Bags. I can put something in there and not find it again for weeks. Months even. Still, it's a great bag, especially when I'm shlepping all of my own crap plus all of the kids crap. Unfortunately though it's starting to show some pretty serious wear. It's going to make one last trip to the States, where I will hopefully be able to find a replacement I can love, and then it's off to that great closet in the sky. Unless I can't find/afford a really great new one, in which case it may limp along for a while longer. You just never know...

8 comments:

Janet said...

I have a black leather backpack that I bought when I lived in Japan...it's going on 15 years and I love it as much now as I did then :-)

Irene said...

You are doing so great with all your photos! I need to participate in more projects like you just did. What a great learning experience!

YellowRose said...

I'm a big bag gal myself, so I fully understand!!! Great shot, your photos are wonderful!!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Ok I am just noticing this boob picture on the sidebar...how funny!

We were recently on a road trip and I was thinking about all the items I would call absolutely necessary...like when your daughter pukes in the middle of nowhere...another post, but the point is the mom needs a really big bag!

Alice Wills Gold said...

P.S. I am somewhat taking a blog vacation....I will be back and you to my RSS feed when I do...it may be a couple of weeks.

And I am loving the around the island reference...did I already tell you that?

Laurie of the Seven Stories said...

How big of you- when I retire my purses I still have a hard time getting rid of them. As I speak I can see several out of commision, yet still in my closet.
Anyway, happy purse shopping- I hope you find the perfect one, and that it fits perfectly in your budget.

Robin said...

Janet - if it didn't look so beat up I'd definitely keep it.

Irene and Yellow Rose - thanks! This is all still so new to me that I'm always a bit in awe when one of my shots turns out really well.

Alice - Glad you're liking what you've found here. Enjoy your blog vacation and I'll look forward to seeing you around more when you get back.

Laurie - if it was in decent shape that's where mine would end up too, but since it isn't I'll probably donate it to Goodwill or something. I'm sure there's someone out there who could use it.

Damselfly said...

Dark side ... black ... heh heh!

I think almost every woman has a black bag like that at some point!