I have always benefited from writing down whatever ideas I have brewing in my head, be it in the form of a blog post or a random sketch. I had recently come across some of my earlier jewelry designs when I was cleaning up my hard drive and I can’t help but marvel at the way my own style has evolved. From the once very simple earrings to the more complex ones I do now, I can’t help but wish I had made copies of the photos and designs to chronicle my growth.
So this time around, I’m embarking on a new project to create something I love — bags or clutches, in particular — I wanted to be able to pull together my ideas in a journal of sorts. After some false starts, I think I’ve finally come up with something that I will be able to go back to and write my thoughts in as I work on this newfound passion.
I have always been a believer that we always learn something new everyday. And while there are a lot of brilliant bag designers out there, I am not hoping to compete nor make a dent in that market. I just really want to create my own bags and maybe sell one or two. These are to be one-off designs, not so much in the bag itself, but rather ON the bag. Without giving too much away, I want to create an embellishment style that will be all my own — unique for each bag created. It sounds quite ambitious if you read that aloud. But I think it’s a pretty reasonable goal at the scale I hope to accomplish it.
So I’ve pulled together cut outs of bags in all shapes and sizes and put them together in the pages of a regular project notebook. They are there to inspire and cultivate ideas. These are the bags we covet… that I wouldn’t mind having for myself — but which, I guess, I can only dream of.
It’s the crafter in me, I guess. I’m trying to put in ideas at least every other day. I want to be able to write them down and work on them or develop them into something better. And hopefully when I start creating, I can put my thoughts and notes here and learn from them and improve on them eventually.
That’s true bag love!