It’s been a long time blogging , I’ve been busy in my spare time when I’m done with puppets, establishing a brand new venture. It’s called c.Art , the concept being artworks that you carry around with you in the form of bags. Here’s my latest creations:
This one is called ‘Babies’. It is a clutch bag , again painted canvas with top stitching details and embroidered text. This bag is painted in a beautiful shade of soft grey to compliment the drawing .
The text reads: Father asked us , ” What was God’s noblest work? Anna said, ” Men,” but I said “Babies”. Men are often bad, but babies never are. A wonderful quote from the classic novel , Little Women , by Louisa May Alcott. This quote perfectly sums up my thoughts on the ‘empty vessel’ theory that I believe children are. We hold so much responsibility for filling them with the right stuff.The image is drawn from a silverpoint engraving of an infant by the great Leonardo Da Vinci.
The next bag is a handsome beast. It is a ‘man bag’. ( I’m not sure what else to call it) although of course, it isn’t restricted to men. It is designed to be worn across the body, the wide canvas adjustable strap with it’s smart satin bronzed buckle, holding it nice and secure. It has a flap front, featuring a beautifully distressed and deliberately drippy image of two lovers kissing, just emerging from the shadows.
The gender of the couple is not at first clear, but on closer inspection , the two lovers are both male.
The quote : “Make me immortal with a kiss” is from Christopher Marlowe.
I wanted to invoke the beauty found in decay , the accidental masterpiece found on a subway wall, the dark excitement and freedom and tolerance found in the urban sprawl in this piece. The bag is in muted shades of grey/sepia and is selectively over sewn to emphasise elements of the design.
The inside of the bag is equally handsome. I’ve lined it with the most beautifully sumptuous wine coloured satin. It has a lined front pocket under the flap and a zippered pocket in the lining. The bag is fastened with two magnetic snaps .
“The Eye “Make up Ba
For something a little different, here I’ve made a make up bag in pale flesh tones with a big detailed embroidered eye .
So, what do you think?
I’ve been working on the website, hopefully it will be up and running soon.
In the meantime, to keep up with all things c.Art, head over to my facebook page for regular updates.
- To Man Bag or not to Man Bag? (jacamoblog.co.uk)
- Bags of Art/ Art of Bags (dianespuppetsproducts.wordpress.com)
- Oversized Bag Craze (myfashioncents.com)
- Little Women in Dinan, France (americangirlsartclubinparis.wordpress.com)