perfect for Spring – hand painted canvas bags in my Etsy shop!

do you ever shop at Blitsy? it’s an online marketplace with awesome deals on art and craft supplies. you need to be a member to shop Blitsy, but it’s free to join. then you receive daily sales emails – but you need to be quick, because the items are available for a limited time only (unless they sell out first, which happens often!)

a while back, i ordered some canvas tote bags and burlap pillowcases from Blitsy. last month i FINALLY got around to painting a couple of the bags (pillowcases to come later!) –

spray painting canvas tote WIPi spray painted the background one of my favorite colors: a bright turquoise blue…

sketchbook and canvas tote WIPi wanted to recreate a recent page from my sketchbook, minus the words (those will be appearing in a later canvas piece)…

canvas tote/red fabric marker WIP

using my fabric markers (Tsukineko Fabrico Dual Markers – also purchased from Blitsy!), i drew some big whimsical flowers. painting came next! it was my first time using Jacquard Textile Colors and i loved the result – the colors are really rich and saturated…

worktable: Jacquard Textile colorscanvas tote/red flower WIPred and orange Jacquard textile colorsgreen and white Jacquard textile colorssketchbook and canvas tote WIPcanvas tote/purple and blue WIPcanvas tote/purple and blue WIPcanvas tote/purple and blue WIPthese bags, along with a canvas messenger bag, are now available in my Etsy shop – only three bags currently available, each one unique, hand painted, and perfect for Spring!

hand painted canvas tote/red, purple, yellowhand painted canvas tote/purple & blue plaid, sunflowerhand painted messenger bag/orange, yellow, redhand painted bags/collagehand painted bags/text’til next time…


creative? make sure to check out my other Etsy shop – Susie’s This & That – where i have lots of art & craft supplies: milagros, jewelry supplies, stamps, clay, ribbons, paintable items, paper flowers, embellishments, LOTS of miniatures, and so much more!



the week in instagram…

are you on instagram?  i’m kinda hooked on it!  i love that it’s so visual: i’ve come across so many awesome artists and photographers on instagram.  i love it!  i post there daily.  here are just some of my photos from this past week:

bougainvillea window view/instagram pic

tincrossWIP2/instagram pic

shimmery purple birdWIP_instagram


live_originalcanvas2/instagram pic

Andesmint2/instagram pic

if you’re on instagram, leave your instagram name/link in the comments below.  i’d love to check out your photos!  you can see mine at

’til next time…