Just finished sewing, then loading, my new art bag. It holds all the color pencils I’ll need when I start to draw at the Rio Grande Zoo: a full range of color pencils (watercolor pencils not available yet), two paint brushes, a small bottle of rubbing alcohol, another for water to blend colors, and a sketch book. I have to pick up a small pencil sharpener and toss that in. My wallet will go in the top zipper pouch. Incidentals and business cards will go in the “patch pockets” I put on the front highlighting the Cheetah and Kucaberra (sp?) I drew in 1998. Now on to a tripod I can carry over my shoulder and sit on comfortably.