|What secrets are held within?|
Ed. Note: My darling Marsi has come up with one of my favorite subjects: What's in a woman's purse? I find the contents therein tell us so much -- from her organizational skills to her secret pleasures and much, much more. You are going to love this post.
Marsi begins. . .
By far, the oldest bookmark I have in my web browser is for a 2001 New York Times interview with a watercolorist whose work has always fascinated me.
Nathalie Lecroc ("Miss Lecroc") is a Paris-based artist who creates small watercolor "portraits" of the contents of a woman's handbag.
Each painting is assigned a number. She calls each rendering a Petit Anthologie des Sacs et Sacs a Main. Don't you love it?
this interview from early 2012, Miss Lecroc's goal is to paint 1,001 handbag portraits, at which point she plans to showcase each painting in a coffeetable book (and retire from painting handbag ephemera).
What makes this project so intriguing is the opportunity it affords us to peek into another woman's private world ... to see what she loves, needs, values, uses. A woman's beloved everyday items reveal so much about who she is.
But I'd still like to play. Will you show me yours if I show you mine?
(left to right) sunglasses, nitroglycerin tabs, a pre-flight incantation I never travel without, a slew of lip balms, two vintage Creed perfume decants, Chanel eyeshadow compact, two Sharpies, my billfold, an Italian hard candy, two old Métro tickets (still loaded), and a handful of European coinage that I like to believe will come in handy.
I tossed a couple of old receipts. Otherwise, I emptied my bag and neither added nor subtracted anything from the contents before taking this picture.
What's in your bag? You can describe the contents in a comment below, or -- even better -- why not blog about it yourself?