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.
I gotta say – I am so proud of myself!
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!!!