A 2019 New York Times article on global avian decline inspired me to paint a series of endangered birds to raise awareness about their vulnerability. The element and leggy Whooping Crane was an easy choice to kick off this series of paintings. There are several vulnerable and endangered crane species. To learn more, visit InternationalCrane.org.
We are a nation of schleppers — our stuff seems to go where we go — and most of us have a tote bag or two. I find them indispensable. I use totes for everything. I have a tote filled with dog walk necessities. The family car emergency kit is stashed in yet another bag. Another tote even houses my household’s stray socks — I am an optimist when it comes to stray socks. Why are our bags different? We wanted our bags to have some additional flourishes. Each bag has a List-it notebook pocket and a zipped pocket for your phone, keys, or wallet so it can pivot from your extra bag to your MAIN bag. This way you will never get caught without something to write down that key bit of inspiration.
Jute and lightweight cotton
Tote Bag: 15″ x 16″
Notebook: 3.5″ x 10″