Thursday, March 24, 2011

Boho Inspirations


Yesterday in the studio I started with a blank canvas and boho-inspired thoughts of fun colors, mixed textiles/textures and unique buttons. First I decided on periwinkle blue linen and a sage green linen textured fabric for the main body of my satchels. Then the fun began. I pulled out my bins containing fabric scraps of wool felt, harris tweed, linen and more and started experimenting by cutting and layering different pieces together. There were bits of fabric flying everywhere but I didn't care. I would go with the moment and clean up later.
I finally decided on wool felt and tweed to create my appliques with. I love how the highly textured Harris Tweed looks against the soft wool felt and how the sculptural looking carved wood buttons top everything off. My new boho-inspired satchels will be available in the shop tomorrow. And tomorrow I'll be back in the studio with new inspirations.

5 comments:

Yael said...

Colors of spring! Very lovely bags Elisa!!!!

ArtMind said...

Ohh that looks so pretty! Loving the happy flowers!

Annuk said...

I LOVE your new bags!!!! They are so cheerful and fresh, just like spring! They look and smell like spring! Beautiful work!!!

Sandrine said...

You sound like spring is bringing happiness and new inspiration.It sure shows in your new bags, the shout spring and happiness, well done Elisa.
x

Loddelina said...

Wow, Elisa, I love the new layered appliques and the round shaped flower petals!

Enjoy your weekend, I can't wait to see what comes next!