Thursday, March 18, 2010

belongings / possessions


L- Nikon / T - Nikon - collaborative

Today we did collaborate on our post. I was inspired by Relyn's post who was inspired by another blogger and thought it sounded like something Taylor would enjoy doing so I asked her. She gave me an enthusiastic yes. So here you have it: The things we carry around.
Right now my bag is a mess with lots of receipts and printed pages from the computer but here is a good representation of the common contents within. iphone, Canon PowerShot 780 (for the quick shot), a little Life is Good purse (carries my phone charger), small holder for license and cards, chapstick, mascara (in case I forget to put it on at home - however, I don't apply it in the car - promise), pack of raisins (quick snack if needed), pill box (with aspirin for repeated headaches), reading glasses (because it's getting harder to see my phone messages), CVS coupon receipt (often with an expired date), hand lotion, Starbucks card (I bought it today for myself because it was pretty), computer printouts (for Taylor - order for film from B&H, order for print paper from Adorama, an application form from Quinlan Art Center for the Bird Nest exhibit she entered, and an etsy order of hers I took care of mailing for her), plus an illustration catalog (I got in the mail today and brought it home for Taylor). There's a receipt there from Borders - usually there is book I'm reading in there (especially now that the weather is turning warm enough to eat outdoors), and of course keys (but they are generally in my hand, in the car, or in the ceramic dish inside my door) / these are things i constantly have to have in my possession: my various rings, which i sometimes change throughout the day, my ipod to keep me company in the darkroom, bobby pins to keep my mane of a hair in check, and a roll of film so i'm always prepared, oh and of course my phone.

10 comments:

Joy said...

What a great project this is. I saw Relyn's post and was inspired, as well (although I've yet to do anything with it!) Such a cool exercise - especially on YOUR blog with you collaborating.

giftsofthejourney said...

I love this post. I read every word twice. Call me nosey, but this just reminded me of of how I need to sure to put details like these in a story I am working on right now.

Thanks for sharing.

maz said...

What a great idea! Very interesting and enlightening! Thanks for your kind words BTW, it was lovely to hear from you and revisit your wonderful blog:)

.kat. said...

I LOVE this! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that buys Starbucks gift cards simply because they are pretty! Ha! Truly enjoy seeing the "contrasts" in both your bag contents. Totally dig mentos. :O)

Gayle said...

I saw this on Relyn's site and think it is so fun!

I tried to comment on your last post yesterday and couldn't. I kept getting an error message. I'll go and try again now.

S. Etole said...

what we carry and why we carry it ... often a mystery

beth said...

how fun !
I have to have mentos and chapstick with me ALWAYS...everything else is just extra :)

ELK said...

ohh you two are brave .mine is chaos!

peachey said...

i've been thinking lately of doing this too. i've seen many, and it makes me smile every time.

Relyn said...

I just love seeing what's in other people's bags. Such fun. You keep yours so nice and neat.

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.