Shiny Happy Bags

two bags

These two were a lot of fun! If they could hold hands and dance in a circle, they would definitely do so.

I found a black plastic garbage bag in the unsurmountable “jungle of art supplies” in my garage, and knew that it would be perfect for a more crisp, formal look to these handbags (I’ve been making them mainly from plastic Kroger/Walmart grocery bags). The yellow on the smaller one is from the weekly newspaper-ads that magically appear at the end of the driveway. The creamier beige on the larger purse is from plain ol’ Kroger bags. All of the bright greens and blues came from various bread and produce bags, and the red was found on a package of bagels.

plastic bag 1The patterns and colors were inspired by an Egyptian design that I saw in a book, and there are several others that I’d like to try next! As usual, they are very sturdy and very lightweight. The carrots that we buy come in bags with a beautiful, bright orange color that I’ll have to make use of next… 🙂

The larger bag is a good size for sketchbooks and such. I will probably take the smaller one with me to the Address and Redress exhibit opening in Lexington tomorrow night.

About Jamie

Jamie is an award winning artist who specializes in textile/fabric pieces (art that you wear), but also creates paintings, sculptures, and quilted works of art.
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5 Responses to Shiny Happy Bags

  1. Those are beautiful sweet Jamie!!!!
    You are so talented!!!

    and also so very worthy of winning the 1st place in my competition!!!!

    yep yep YOU WON!!!
    Many many congrats dear Jamie!!!!!
    check it out here:

    and please send me an e-mail with your details to send your lovely gifties:)) ok?


  2. jamie says:

    Oh, Eloise…A million thanks to you!

  3. Erika and Noah says:

    Aunt Jamie, your work is just beautiful!

  4. Barb says:

    Are these fused? I’ve never seen them done in patterns like this. Genious!

  5. jamie says:

    Yes, they are fused. I have a book with art from different cultures in it, and this was inspired by an egyptian design that I saw. Thanks so much! 🙂

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