When I buy a bag, there are a few musts. The bag has to fit my 8x5 inch sketchbook, my pens and watercolor kit, my iPhone, wallet, tissues, now hand sanitizer....bonus if a bottle of water fits, too.
I prefer bags with adjustable straps, so I can wear cross body or at my side. I also love bags that are washable...because I use my bags, not just as arm candy. Arm candy purses work for me or I leave them in the store!
I’m not someone who really likes shopping...so when I spotted this bag at Don Emilió´Coffee Farm in Uvita, Costa Rica, I bought it. The tag says UpTica.
This bag fits all I want plus whatever Andy hands over to me, usually sunglasses in case and car key. It still closes with all this stuff!
Look closely at the zippers of this bag. The back of this purse is that color, ugly beige. I detest beige...unless it’s beach sand. I’ve always wanted to paint a purse so I went for it. Here’s how the front looks now!
It’s not perfect, but it’s a great improvement. I’d add sequins but right now don’t have any. I’d add rhinestones, but the purse liner makes that difficult. So I’ll buy some sequins online and glue them later. I’m also going to add more contrast to the turtle shells, but for now...
I’ll be using it around Costa Rica! I’ll take some fotos and show you later.
If you have a purse you’d like painted, I can help you do that! Email me a photo and I’ll do my best to help you. In the meantime, if you’d like to see some paintings with an ocean theme, please go to my website www.angelinemarie.net/store/c20/seahorses
Primed and ready for paint! I stenciled some subtle water ripples.
First stencil layer of turtles.
Final painted design.
Drawing, painting both analog and digital, and other artsy things while living in Costa Rica.
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