I'll have more pics later, but these pieces are ready and will be available through Daphne's Cottage.
I'm truly excited about these bags. I think they are really what I've been working toward these past three years, so they give me incredible satisfaction. The construction is just what I've wanted, and I'm really loving the materials (the black and white one has a patent leather bottom and handles).
My favorite thing about this business is, of course, the creative aspect. There is nothing more fulfilling than creating one of a kind pieces that I can't really figure out how to do twice. I finish one up, and then can't remember just how I did this or that.
Recently several people have been encouraging me to create a "Limited Edition Art Bag" page on my website. The idea will be to make these pieces available in limited editions with each one varying slightly in and of itself (because of the fact that I really don't know how to do "exactly" the same thing in this style more than once. I have no template. Yikes.). I'm thinking of doing runs of ten or less numbered and signed pieces. How this will be organized on the site is still up in the air, but it's definitely something that is on the way. And something I am really looking forward to.
Okers (short for okeedokee???), so run on over to Daphne's Cottage. Elizabeth is very busy hoarding stuff over there. I'm pretty sure she's keeping a whole bunch for herself. She may challenge you to a sword duo to get one from her, but I figure that's none of my business. She had a hard enough time getting me to fork over the black and white one so I guess all is fair play.