Last weekend I worked on the layout for a flap on a messenger bag for Karen. This is what I have come up with so far. My friend, Frank, who was an Entomologist in the Navy, gave me 3 wonderful books with lots of drawings so I tried to incorporate a few of the details of different flies.
It will definitely be a most unusual bag. I'm not sure that she will be able to use it everywhere (bugs are not something you would normally see over someones shoulder) but at least it will be a memory for her...something she can take with her "off in the sunset".
September is shaping up to be a really big month. Lots of parties, lots of weekend trips, lots of celebrations. In general, lots of changes. And, September signals the beginning of Fall...my absolute favorite season. Salmon fishing on the Smith River might be in the works, camping trips to the ocean (the Fall is by far the best time to be at the ocean...no fog and less crowds), a weekend at Donner Lake with friends painting,... so many fun things to do.