Today I worked some more on the Old-cavalry bag. It’s made of cow hide in two hues of blue. It’s really heavy, a bit more of a challenge to work with than the other hides I had been working with, which were lighter.
What about that name? It occurred to me that the two flaps on the sides looked like horses. I think it’s because I’ve been seeing a lot of medieval stuff lately. I was reading this excellently-researched novel about the Catalan medieval era (called The Cathedral of the Sea) until I decided, 400 pages in, that it was too depressing for me to continue. We’ve been following Game of Thrones, an HBO fantasy series set in the medieval times. And I’ve been seeing a lot of the video game Shogun, which is set in feudal Japan.
So you see, it was easy for me to stop associating the shapes with a cow, which was the original idea when I started cutting them a month ago, and to conclude instead that they look like horses in a cavalry.
Today, we also had a mini photo shoot, which resulted finally in a picture for the About page. You can check it out here. Well, what do you think about the cavalry bag? I’ll be happy to hear your thoughts :-)