Tuesday, July 13, 2010

art for pitties bag

Tote bag I designed for Art for Pitties

Are you a sucker for handmade/hand-adorned accessories? Here's your chance indulge and own a one-of-a-kind tote bag, knowing that the proceeds will be used to help animals in need.

Thirty artists, including moi, are creating and/or decorating tote bags to a super project called Art for Pitties. We range from animators and tattoo artists to architects and cookbook authors (!) – and we all share a love for pit bulls. Twenty additional artists are donating one-of-a-kind works ranging from sculptures to handmade jewelry. All work will be auctioned off via the Internet, and 100% of the proceeds will go to SanDiego-based EvenChance: Advocacy, Resources and Rescue.  The bags may be displayed at a one-night event in New York City before the auction, so check back on the web site and Facebook fan page for more info.

Close up of lining

I used some of the cheery Ikea fabric I wrote about in my last post to create my tote. My bag is lined, and features a long shoulder strap and a decorative brown retro button. It's perfect for carrying books, craft projects and other small items. I also added a snap closure (not pictured, since I just added it). You can machine-wash it in the gentle cycle.

Carrying this bag--or any Art for Pitties bag-- is an instant mood lifter!

In closing, I'd just like to state for the record that, my cat, Bossa Nova, is more vicious than any pit bull I've ever met. [And I've met plenty as a volunteer for Philly PAWS.] 


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