But seriously--I had been needing a way to transport my precious Wacom tablet from point A to point B. This need has actually been present for quite a while (I bought the silly thing a year ago, for goodness' sake), but once I found out that I could use my Wacom in Photoshop class I was spurred into action.
I always look around to see what other people have done to satisfy their needs, be it clothing, bags, training horses, etc, and this time was no different. I looked around at a few different websites (notably www.etsy.com and www.deviantart.com) to get some ideas, and once the creative juices were flowing I went about collecting materials.
I was given 2 1/2 trash bags of old jeans about a week ago by a well-meaning friend (she heard that I was making a denim quilt and needed blocks), so my medium was rather fixed. It's a good thing I like working with denim.
At one point I may or may not have dumped out the entire button jar in search of other matching choices.
(I actually don't know if it's really THAT much more reinforced. I just thought it looked cool. XD)
Because I don't like doing things by halves if I can help it I went around the edges with a scissors and snipped them for speedy fraying. In a couple of washes' time they should look a bit more worn.
I've taken my Wacom to class every chance I get (we're working on a digital painting that's taken about 4 hours of blending so far. Eeesh.) and the sleeve is VERY handy. I can just slip it in my backpack and not worry about being too gentle (it's usually on top of a stack of larger books, so there's no chance of it getting broken by the backpack bending). Now that I can take my Wacom pretty much anywhere my little heart desires, that makes classes and painting in Photoshop that much enjoyable. :D
Speaking of painting in Photoshop: I'm working on another digital painting. This one is over a photograph (NOT as easy as it sounds, believe you me) and turning out to be LOTS of fun. I just did the eyes last night...I love eyes...but not a peek shall you get until it's done. Mwahahaha.