My grandmother's 'pocketbook' contained everything a young girl thought was necessary: a sharp pencil, a small blank tablet of paper, chewing gum, and often a piece or two of peppermint.
The topic for IF this week is contained, so I did a small oil sketch of this old leather purse, which reminds me of Grandma's pocketbook. As a grandmother myself now, I try to contain things in my purse that will entertain my grandchildren when they are with me. As a child I was easily entertained. Fortunately, my grandchildren also love blank pages and drawing pencils. And they love occasional peppermints.
We are home from a night away in the mountains. Here is a sample of what we did there: