If I had a nickel for every time my Dad took out his 20X pocket magnifier ... I'm pretty sure I'd have a whole bunch of nickels. He would pull out this glass and hold it real close to his eye (presumably the good eye that was not kicked by a mule) until the focal length was just right and the subject was crystal clear. 20X clear. The subject of which he was passionate was bugs and he was enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with any one who would listen. Since I don't always wear pockets, I strung up this well loved tool into a necklace for a better chance of safe keeping.
This magnifying power will be perfect for
fabric reconnaissances. And bugs.
Like many of my creative friends, finding time for personal projects is a constant challenge. But with an upcoming trip requiring airline travel, I carved out a few hours to cobble up this carry-on container. Part of the puzzle was using only materials I had on hand, including leather remnants and parts from what I call the "weird projects graveyard".
Back Pack or Shoulder Bag
This last photo is my favorite because my reflection is captured in the shiny snap. A great metaphor for pouring heart and soul into work . I can't wait to try this design in my travels and think about the next iteration.
What are you designing that reflects your life?