Everyone enjoys the gun bag! I get a lot of comments from guys on it, in particular. These are my usual suspects: Phone, wallet (by the amazing Poketo, found it brand new at the flea market), favorite sunnies, change case with a kokeshi doll featured and my little notebook for numbers and ideas. I have to carry my passport with me because I lost my driver's license. I need to look into that...
When I know I'm going to be shooting I stuff necessities into my utilitarian camera bag. It was thrifted. I like its simplicity. Blue collar, if you will. It holds my Canon EOS Rebel T1i with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. I bring my Tamron 12-250mm Macro lens in case I need a wider zoom but usually stick to 50mm lens. I was on the way to Southern Crossing Antique Mall to price some merchandise so you can see my price tags here.
I bought this Makona backpack purse from one of the funnest comic and anime conventions I've ever attended! Makona is a character from the popular Japanese comic book XXXholic. A lot of people think it's a cyclops-bunny but he has closed eyes and a blue gem in the middle of his forehead. I use it exclusively for biking and it's pictured with my bike lock, wallet, keys and bungie cord. I took this photo before I biked to the antique mall to pick up a train case that sold from my Etsy shop. I used the bungie to secure it to the back of my bike. I also picked up some baking soda from the Walgreens nearby to make some more toothpaste.
I like to pretend people are less likely to throttle me with their vehicle with this large rabbit-thing on my back to catch attention. Can't say you didn't see me, it's like wearing a big stuffed animal.
I have a couple of these kawaii Asian Motif shopping bags by Blue Q. I take them with me to my kitchen shifts at Shakti Life Kitchen (and in my car for flea markets/grocery shopping) so I can stuff my bag full of veggies when the shift's up. I wear my Batman hat to keep my locks out of the food and love drinking Kombucha on-the-go, I get a discount on them at the kitchen. My green maneki neko apron's (of course my apron is Japanese with cats on it!) is usually in the bag but I neglected to get it in the shot.
I found these photos from January while going through photos. This is what was in my bag on a busy work day. This was before my mini-composition books made my bag a lot lighter!
I packed toiletries because I went straight from running errands to a sleep-over. I love using my little Transformers zip-bags when my purse is full to keep things organized and clean.
What to you keep in your bag these days? I'm thinking of including my toothbrush, floss and toothpaste for use after every meal like the crazy pedantic nut I am. I miss packing art, beach and garden bags, too. Those are next when I finally let myself have some fun!