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My Functional Art

Today was EKKA Public Holiday in Brisbane which, for those who do not live here in Brissy, this is the day of the Exhibition Show/Carnival.

I didn’t go.  I’m not much for massive crowds of people jostling to get down an alley to stand in line for a ride that most likely would result in my throwing up at the end of the experience.  Pass on that one, thank  you very much!

So, I stayed home and did a whole lot of boring stuff.

Then I thought about the fact that I have joined the gym and bags keep falling apart on me.  It is SO frustrating.

That was when I started looking at the owl I had hand drawn onto some un-strected canvas a while ago.  It called me to create and who am I to say ‘no’ to that?  So I said ‘yes’ and began fiddling around with the canvas and before I knew it, my old faithful sewing machine was wurring madly as I created a tote bag.  No pattern, just play.

Here it is – Front and Back.

Created: 14/8/2013 Canvas Tote Bag and free hand drawn original image Artist: Selina Shapland
Created: 14/8/2013
Canvas Tote Bag and free hand drawn original image
Artist: Selina Shapland

I gotta say – I am so proud of myself!

Created: 14/8/2013 Canvas Tote Bag and free hand drawn original image Artist: Selina Shapland
Created: 14/8/2013
Canvas Tote Bag and free hand drawn original image
Artist: Selina Shapland

Yes, I am because I just played and this is what created itself.  And most of all I love it!

It’s rough.  It’s ready.  And it’s perfect for me.  Internally, I am skipping around like a five year old expressing joy for living.

Functional art ROCKS!!!

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