Yea sure! Add something else on my plate! ;)

Design, dogs, fun

I am one of those people who like to do everything creative! My brain swirls with ideas! I can’t sit still and have to be doing something whether it be sewing up some new bag designs, creating some t shirt art design to even cooking!

Now I have added another fun thing which I have not done in ages! I am first and foremost an artist. I took every art class available in High School. Art Classes in College and then my first job was being an Illustrator for an automotive design company in Michigan.

Many of my co-workers would ask me to draw their kids and pets. I was into using color pencils and graphite pencils.  Then over the years got into working with clay and then sewing which then became my business.

A few months ago I dug out an unused canvas that was buried in our garage. I thought, “Yea I am gonna start painting!”. I started with one of my favorite subjects. My dogs and chose my number one boy, Finn!

After drawing him onto the canvas, I bought a box set of acrylic paints from our local art supply store and began to paint. I was clumsy and it was very awkward at first. Being use to working with lead pencils back in the day, the paint brush was uncomfortable. I got over it pretty quick and these are my first 3 creations! Ready to buy some more canvas and get to it!! I like to use fun image close ups!

 

My first painting of my dog Finn

My first painting of my dog Finn

my second painting of my dog Eagan.

my second painting of my dog Eagan.

my third painting of my dog Candy!

my third painting of my dog Candy!

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Whew! One of those days!

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Today was a busy day if trial and error for sure. I have been trying too hard to be too perfect with a new small musette style bag. Playing with waxed canvas, leather and rivets.

In the end the one I am happiest with was the simplest and fastest one to make. The leather one on the left in the photo.

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Now I need to rub in some pain reliever in my hands! 🙂

Spring cleaning!

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Time to check you machines and do a good check over and cleaning!

It’s amazing how much debris gets all lodged in your machines!
Just refilled my oil tray. Got to keep it from getting low. Pulled out tons of thread too!

Keep your machines running smoothly by always keeping up on its maintainence! 🙂

Posin for the paparazzi!

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Well my bags are a posin!!! 😉

Been taking loads of photos of all my Santa Cruz Bagworks bags for a website that will be selling them! Yeay!!! I can’t say who just yet until they are up and running on their site. I am very excited about this opportunity!! 🙂

Here are some of the photos:

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