Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sneak Peek

My dear friend Bari, who is the artist behind Bari J., has been at work on a bag for me.  She recently sent me this sneak peek of the design, and I had to share.

Bari and I know each other from way back when we were pre-teens, and she has always been an amazing person, from the way she sees the world and translates it into art, to the way she dedicates herself wholeheartedly to anything she does.   I've used the phrase "force of nature" to describe her, and it fits.   She's got an infectious smile, a wicked sense of humor, and she is honest, honest, honest.   Did I mention she can sing?  I'm gushing, I know, but I just love her, and I'm so pleased to see her make her dreams come true.  And now she's making one of mine come true with this bag she's making in the "three chickies" theme.

It's too late to order from her for Christmas, but you should think about being your own post-holiday Santa and look at her work.  She has lovely, detailed handbags and accessories, and she'll soon have her own line of fabrics available.  Did I mention she's amazing?

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Irene Latham said...

Ooh, I love Bari's work! Thanks for the introduction. I ALWAYS carry a handmade art bag. Was just saying yesterday how I need a new one.... thanks for the tip!

Paula said...

What an awesome looking bag! And she must be a very good friend indeed evidenced by your sweet description of her :)

Kirie said...

Irene, I'm so glad you found Bari's shop. She really is as amazing as I say in this post, and each piece is hand done, with little details chosen just for your bag. Hope you find something you love.

Kirie said...

I'm glad you like! Bari's work is as great as she is.

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