Workin on sumthin!

20120405-172344.jpgI am putting together a newbie! I am making a carpet bag with leather handles. So far so good! I am one to just go for it and not make a muslin sample. I always either cut out a pattern as I go or write dimensions. This one is lined with some lightweight cotton from my pile of Alexander Henry fabrics. The exterior is a nice chenille blend.
I hope to complete it tomorrow or by early next week. Of course will post when done!

Published by Janice Serilla Art and Design

I have been artistic in one way or another all my life. Growing up in a creative family fueled my desire towards being an artist. I moved to Santa Cruz, CA from Detroit, MI in 2009, I needed a creative outlet and started volunteering at a local Clay Studio where I created many hand built ceramic vessels and fun sculptures. From there, I stumbled into sewing and started a handbag line under the name Mackerilla Design. After many years of sewing my bag designs, (which I currently still sell sewing patterns of my designs on ETSY and through a few online retailers) I wanted to get back to being an artist and started painting in 2014. Since I am passionate about animals and volunteer for rescues, painting dogs and cats in acrylic paint on canvas would be my subjects of choice! But I do love to paint all other living creatures as well as a few humans here and there! My approach is to capture the animal’s essence through the look in their eyes. To show their vulnerability and love for their humans. I truly love painting and have so many ideas continuously swirling in my head! I feel I am still learning and growing. I am looking forward to my future to see my progression as being an artist. -Janice Serilla

2 thoughts on “Workin on sumthin!

  1. I can’t wait to see the finished bag! I’ve got three pairs of wool pants that belonged to my late mother. My niece asked me to make a bag from them so I’ve been looking for ideas. I like the looks of yours so far!
    Beth

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