Michelle Clark Graphic Design

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What's in the Bag 04/05/09

This is a somewhat peculiar introduction. I figure that anyone stumbling across my blog will get some sort of idea of who I am and what I do just based on whatever they read or see. So, instead of going on and on about myself, what it is I do, why I’m posting this blog, etc. right away, I’m going to show you me in a bag. Just add water and my persona springs out. Lets take a look inside and get to know me a little. Starting in the upper left hand corner and working somewhat clockwise from there:

  • The Essentials-Wallet and keys, complete with a Grateful Dead keyring.
  • Bad Monkey pouch. You can really put anything in here, I choose Excedrin Tension Headache.
  • Japanese Cherry Blossom hand lotion.
  • Red emergency scrunchie.
  • Studded costume bracelet
  • Half-eaten bag of chocolate covered Espresso beans.
  • Sketchbook made by Nepalese craftspeople in the Himalayas, paper made from the bark of the Daphne bush. Obtained at a Native American trade show. Pressed pansy courtesy of my dear friend Michael.
  • Inc. brand R-2 black gel rollerball pen. Always.
  • Motorola Rockr mp3 phone and earbud headphones.
  • Need a Tic-Tac?
  • Dollar Store sunglasses.
  • Harmony Honey Beeswax lip balm. Vanilla flavored and made with Vitamin E, Almond Oil, and Beeswax. Phenomenal stuff, I prefer it over Burt’s Bees. Works great on hands and rough skin patches too. You can find it at Saturday Market here in Portland.

I believe a purse is one of the biggest pieces of self-expression a woman can have. The choice of style reflects how that individual perceives themselves or wants to be perceived. Maybe they’re soft and sophisticated, bright and colorful, natural and earthy, simple and clean, chaotic and crazy, decorative and elegant, or bold and brash. Maybe they are flexible and have multiple personalities, or maybe they tend to stick with one style. Now in the bag is where it’s really at – you can truly get a sense about a person based on the items they carry with them every day. These are items showcase a person’s lifestyle, interests, habits, and talents (maybe even some hidden ones).

So lets see what did we learn? In retrospect, I’m an artist, I love music, I’m a caffeine junkie, I’m sentimental and nostalgic because I hold onto silly things like dried flowers, I like local and hand crafted products, I’m pretty much flat broke, and I’m always prepared for an impromptu kiss.

What do your items say about you? Do you have any that are unique and special?