Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits

Carry-All Art Fabric Bags

35.00
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Carry-All Art Fabric Bags

35.00

Purse or tote bag, you decide. Ideal for a sketch pad and some art supplies.

Sizes and shapes vary somewhat, and patterns available vary too, but each bag is 100% cotton and linen, with a cotton lining.

Produced and printed in the USA. © 2016 SRKirshenbaum

 

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Purse or tote bag, you decide. Ideal for a sketch pad and some art supplies.

Sizes and shapes vary somewhat, and patterns available vary too, but each bag is 100% cotton and linen, with a cotton lining.

Produced and printed in the USA. © 2016 SRKirshenbaum

 

My textile products make a bold statement that reflects confidence – close to a campaign – for pride in the female form, close to flaunting female nudity. It says “be fearless”.  Sometimes subtle, buried in pattern, other times large, dramatic, and bold graphic identifiable figures, Cherry Tree Art textiles make an assertive expression.

I create my textile patterns digitally from my original model drawings, also created digitally. I scale and adjust the artwork, depending on the end-use and particular fabric. I draw my prototype designs by hand. Once my digitally printed fabric is in hand, I wash it, iron it, and turn it into my product prototype. Occasionally I use existing patterns for my clothing, other times I invent as I go. Most of my products are made locally in San Francisco, CA and are printed in the USA.

In early 2015 I started learning to sew in order to repair or remake a huge amount of knitwear that my cat, Nigel, had chewed up. I brought garbage bags full of sweaters and scarves to a sewing studio (SEW) where I transformed the unwearable into art clothing. I now have great knitwear/artwear from this era! Once comfortable sewing, and later that same year, I transitioned into creating my own fabric and clothing which is designed to spotlight my figurative artwork. My art fabric (and paper goods) feature a single work of art - large, colorful female nude drawings, paintings, and photo collages, made into a repeat pattern.

I’ve been drawing short poses with live models for many years and I am prolific. This means that I have an enormous supply of potential art to use. I have to edit and select what work to feature - very carefully - and there’s always trial and error involved. The textiles I create come from my weekly model drawing sessions at The Box Factory. Since 2013 I’ve been drawing on my iPad with a stylus. In 2015 I started Cherry Pits Art, my personal brand.