Wednesday, October 14, 2009

my new line of functional custom artwork...

The Dixie Doodler - Doodle Bags

Accessories, Clutches, Wallets, Totes and Jewelry

Functional Custom Artwork!

Mixed media artist, Rebecca E. Parsons introduces her new line of accessories called The Dixie Doodler-Doodle Bags. Rebecca designs, hand paints, sews and fashions one-of-a-kind purses, wallets, and jewelry out of canvas dropcloths from her mural and faux finishing days. Each piece is named and signed and dated,

the image on the dropcloth from May of 1994 that started it all

"One day I was folding a dropcloth and noticed a heart-like paint spatter that I had signed and dated when it happened. It gave me the idea to make a tote bag. Because of where it was on the dropcloth, I could not get it in the right orientation for a tote, so I made a clutch purse. Every time I carried it, people would stop me and ask where I got it," Rebecca says."Cha ching!!! Lightening bolt idea. I could probably sell these things!!!" So The Dixie Doodler, an earlier painting alias of mine, was reborn...and Doodle Bags are introduced...

The Doodle Bags logo

I will custom design and personalize one incorporating your favorite colors, a quick doodle portrait of you or your pet, your favorite words or phrases, or a personal symbol or image. It's the perfect accessory for casual outfits or that little black dress. They always get attention!

Made of durable #14 canvas, the purses are fully lined with cute cotton prints, finished with a magnet closure, hand-embroidery and cute embellishments. Each one is unique, one-of-a-kind artwork, signed and dated.

Choose from ready-made clutches and wallets in my etsy shop Boutique Cre8Tiva, Prices range from $15 - $250 each.

for custom design for yourself or a friend e-mail

for ready made @ etsy Boutique Cre8Tiva

two clutches

Great Introductory Pricing - Limited Time Only

the lining most always has pockets

when i took one to North Carolina this year when i was teaching, the school loved it and asked me to teach a class making i will be teaching a class in how to create these totes and accessories at John C. Campbell Folk School in 2010...come join the the class name to see details...

Painting, Sewing, Unique Offerings
May 9-15, 2010
Tuition: $527.00

Design, handpaint, sew, and fashion one-of-a-kind painted purses, wallets, and jewelry. Inspired by the extreme color and texture of urban graffiti, learn the art of graffiti doodling. Build layers of painted backgrounds, freestyle spontaneous lettering, doodle portraits, and expressive graffiti symbols and written words. Explore letterforms, fabric collage techniques, stencils, spray painting, and more. Then sew your painted canvas into functional, custom accessories. Learnings can be applied to other mixed-media projects - true inspiration! No experience required.

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