This week, I had the honor of taking a backdrop painting done by George Keaton and transforming it into product for art4bnk! George actually made this piece for CHC a couple years ago as part of my display at tradeshows in Chicago & New York. So it was a pleasure to be able to find fresh life for this piece in a way that would be supporting the original creator of it. Here are a few shots of the pieces. You can view them all, as well as the amazing story of ART4BNK by clicking here.
This is a shot of when I used the backdrop at my first show at the Merchandise Mart.
This is with all the initial pieces cut and almost completely assembled...
This is all the medium totes hanging, awaiting their individual product shots. Each tote has two natural leather handles attached with nickel over brass rivets and the clutches close with an aluminum YKK zipper.
This is a shot of one of the medium totes and one of the clutches. Out of the one backdrop, I was able to make 1 XL tote, 6 medium totes & 5 foldover clutches.
Overall, I could not have been happier with the results! I wanted to keep the designs of the bags simple in order to compliment the exquisite detail and statement that George Keaton put in to the paintings. Each piece is just stunning. Check out more of his incredible art at www.georgekeaton.com!! And be sure to shop these bags at www.art4bnk.com!
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"To keep going, is to believe that there is always an invitation, is a truly creative act... There's sort of a healthy defiance involved. A hoping against hope. God continues to use creation, creativity, and the arts to point to and unlock hope, mystery, beauty, and love. An open invitation for us all."
I’ve made the hard decision to close CHC.
My vision to awaken the beauty in people through creating beautiful products and experiences remains in tact; CHC is simply no longer the vehicle to my vision. My depth of gratitude for your support (every step of the way) is inexpressible.