Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Art is Her Bag!

I had a bit of fun creating a gift for my daughter's best friend. Now this young lady is a blooming artist who loves to draw and is dabbling in other media including crochet. She also has a birthday that falls on Dec 26!! Now that is the pits!!! She and Becca gather and paly as children but then there are times when they draw or paly computer games or just talk. Typical young teenagers finding their way into womanhood- bless their hearts.
We had a gift from Becca all wrapped and ready . I wanted to give her something that I had created that she could use as a place to stash or carry her art STUFF! Some time ago, I had picked up some canvas bag blanks at a clearance table, at Micheal's, I think. So I used this as my starting point.
I started playing with paint on the morning of Christmas Eve and every time I passed the piece , all laid out in my studio, I would add something more. After playing with paint (cheap acrylics), I stitched on patches of some of my other painted fabrics and added a few buttons. I was not sure that I was done so I let the whole project rest for a bit. In the end I added initials to a patch on the back of the bag and an enthusiastic ART ON to a patch on the front. One thing is for certain, she will never run into another teenager with the same bag!! What a fun project!! There may be more such bags, started from scratch, in my future plans!!


10 comments:

KathyE said...

I love the bag, Elizabeth, and I bet your daughter's friend fell in love with it, too!

Kathy E

KathyE said...

Elizabeth, that is a great bag. You are such an innovator. I bet your daughter's friend just loved it....if not, she can return it to me! Kathy E

Marilyn Rock said...

The bag is fabulous! You are so innovative; that is the word. The bag is so happy! Your daughter's friend will love it!

Karin said...

Wow, this bag is absolutely wonderful. Your daughter´s friend is very lucky!

Sharon said...

Lucky girl to have such a talented mom. Love the bag! Sharon

Ro Bruhn said...

What a fabulous bag gorgeous colours. I now have a new grandson who was born on December 26th, much to my daughter's surprise, he wasn't due until Jan 10th.

Judy said...

Great back....and what a great idea to have it sitting in your studio so you can add bits of inspiration as you stroll by on Christmas Eve!
I'm sure she will cherish that bag for many, many years!

xo

Deborah said...

She will love it!

Beena said...

What a fun bag! I am sure she will love it for years to come.

Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

Debrina said...

Hello Elizabeth - and Happy New Year!! Omgoodness what a fun and colourful bag! How clever and generous you are with your daughter and her friends - they are very lucky. I hope you have a fab 2010!

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