Just the coolest gift

I am going to have to play catch up on my 30 paintings in 30 days. I’m travelling at the moment with an intense schedule and there has just been no time for my brushes.

My trip has brought me to South Africa and I have managed to visit my family for the weekend on the way to my final destination. It’s always great to get some unexpected family time, and this time my sister managed to surprise me with an amazing gift.

Having designed the fabulous Running With Brushes logo in the first place, she managed to top that by producing a leather bag with the logo and my name engraved on it. It’s a drawing board bad and is perfect for transporting palettes and paper (as well as a fair amount of other art materials). Now I have no excuse to get my plein air painting up to scratch

Running with Brushes leather bag
My Running With Brushes leather bag

She couldn’t reproduce the colours in the RWB banner so she used words to represent it. In case you can’t read it on my phone-generated photo, it says: “Running with brushes and paper and pencils and pencils and paints and palettes and colour and inspiration and laughter and connection and fun” – which just encapsulates the project perfectly.

Bag pocket detail
Bag pocket detail

I feel so incredibly spoiled to have received such an awesome gift. It’s going to make me smile every time I use it.

5 thoughts on “Just the coolest gift

  1. It is a GORGEOUS gift!! I bed she could sell those too. I’d be pleased as punch to get such a gift. Glad you had time to stop and visit with your family, Vandy.

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