That “traveler” would be me!
My friend, Asheville, NC, artist Gwen Diehn, is at it again. This time, in addition to writing books about art journaling, and making hand-made art books and book binding, she is delving into the world of creative, recycled wallets and related paraphernalia — called Piece Work Wallets & Things.
We met up last weekend in Asheville over a great dinner with mutual friends Natalie and Paul. I admired (and coveted) her whimsical wallets and ordered one custom-made to hold money, credit cards, and a travel notebook. THEN, I thought, what about a Passport holder that would hang around my neck so I wouldn’t have to fumble for it going through airport security. I described it and she sketched it on the spot.
Gwen knew I was leaving tomorrow for Oaxaca, so she immediately manufactured what I described (using her “new” treadle sewing machine and recycled found materials). Lo and behold, there it appeared on my front doorstep less than two days later.
See Gwen’s Website/Blog call Piece Work Wallets & Things: Click here on the link to see (and order) a whimsical wallet or Passport holder for yourself.
From Lark Books, Real Life Journals: Designing and Using Hand Made Books by Gwen Diehn.