Enid Collins’ gorgeous purses inspired this canvas work in progress.
Enid Collins was from Texas in the late 50s. She had a shop where she sold her wooden box bags and canvas bucket bags. The company also sold kits to make your own bag.
This art was inspired by those creations, but rather than make a bag this is just a flat canvas. I first painted the design of the two partridges in a tree and then sewed on the different beads I have collected.
It has a real mid-century modern feel about it and I’m pretty happy with how it is turning out.