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Mixed media artist + master instructor | Ottawa, Canada

Handmade Artsy OOAK Shoulder Bag

This bag has been completely handmade by Canadian artist C. Lovisa.  Each bag has been made with custom original sizing and styles.  There are never two bags alike as the "artwork" on the bag is either an original painting, art print or needlepoint.  These rescued artworks come from thrift stores or antique stores.  Once they are removed from their original confines, usually a frame or stapled to a wooden panel, they become the feature panel for a bag.  Complimentary vintage fabrics are recycled into becoming the bags' panels.  In some bags, pockets, straps and hardware are integrated form other recycled purses and handbags. These bags are purposefully left unlined with backs of artwork exposed so that the handmade raw nature of the bag is allowed to show through in the quality. Each bag boasts tons of hand-stitching in complimentary colours to show-off its unique nature.

This shoulder bag is a combination of an original old oil painting, a flour sac, a vintage red leather purse and embellishments including a hand made metal bee YOU ornamentation.  There is a cell phone wallet in side cut from the vintage purse.  The antique stained lace is one of my favourite additions to this OOAK bag and has been sewn on with yet more hand-stitching.  Wear an original art piece with pride!