The subject of this "Everyday Matters" sketch was a creative project that I completed just a few days before I did the drawing. I made this bag out of the sleeve from an old sweatshirt, and a zipper from an old cycling jersey. It was the first time I'd ever sewn a zipper into anything, and I was pretty pleased that it fit as well as it did. The zipper was not part of the original plan. Frankly, I had no idea what kind of a closure I was going to use when I started.
I use the bag for my Moleskine, a box of 12 Derwent watercolor pencils (which you can see peeking out from inside the bag in the sketch, and assorted pens and pencils.
I did this sketch while riding home from work on the train.