Working women

We all are ... working at our art, our lives, jobs, friendships. Working at being a good partner, parent, observer. All of these things make up who we are in the world.


And it always makes my world a better, brighter place when I meet a woman who I click with instantly, like in a flash.  Such a very special one is my gal, RobinMarie, a hard working, fun loving, photo taking world traveler and I get to hook up with her 
over at her space, 
Gotham Girl Chronicles.

A while back she ask me to make her a bag and only shared the size and the length of the strap that she knew worked perfectly for how she would use it. She left the rest up to me and I wanted to use this deep, rich saddle brown piece of deer hide.




This is how it turned out, with a beautiful bone bead on the front and a few dangling from the front & back of the long strap. And of course a tiny brass heart. We both love it.



            And we both would love for you to come visit over at her amazingly gorgeous site.

19 comments:

  1. Oh! So beautiful bag! RobinMarie will love it! I adore the small heart.
    - i want sometime to take photos of you. I like this one very much.-

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  2. Teteel, I do LOVE it!!! Isn't she so beautiful...I'd love to photograph her too! Thanks SusanMarie...words can't express how much I adore my bag and YOU! xoxoxo

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  3. I'm so thrilled that you both have those wonderful bags, it was such a treat to make them.
    I love you both dearly ~

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    1. We Love You back!
      ...and you have to be our model!-

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  4. Oh... such a tender post, Susan!. The bag is so very beautiful... would love to have a bag like that, it is a precious, thoughtful, creation. Much love to you dear friend, you are amazing

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    1. Zena, such sweet & kind words that I appreciate so very much. It was a wonderful time when we all met at V&V! I cherish our friendships.

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  5. How amazing that you two found each other ... in a world as seemingly impersonal as the internet you can find people that are so connected to who you are and what you are about. People you might never meet otherwise. It was that way with Christine and me, and I thank the cosmos for crossing our paths however they came together and now I can not imagine life before her friendship

    And that bag. It says a thousand words all by itself. It has the feel of an old, wise sole that has traveled the world. I'd say that fits RobinMarie quite well. It is quite simply stunning

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    1. I so understand the friendship with Christine! I'm waiting for the day when she just has to come back out here for a mountain fix. Larry took that photo when he walked by my work table where my camera is always close by and said he liked that window light ... I really like those earrings I'm wearing because Christine made them for me.

      I love the words you use for RobinMarie's bag, an old, wise soul. I told her it evolved with a protective, male energy about it, interesting, huh?

      Thank you for visiting us both, it means so much.

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    2. ha, well I did of course mean soul ... but now I kind of like sole. of the traveler

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  6. Such beautiful work, so clearly made with love. And such a lovely photo of you! Xoxo

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    1. Thank you, sweet lady! I think we are both the same about not putting our photos out too often!
      So glad you came by.

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  7. A real beauty of a bag--she will love it forever.

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    1. She has shared with me such words of joy & love for this bag, it was all meant to be and that's so special when it happens, I'm sure you know.

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  8. Susan, this is such a beautiful bag - a wonderful piece of art. I think I can feel the softness of the leather and can smell the unique leather scent. I know that Robin loves it!!!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend. Aren't we all lucky to have met during our Vision & Verb days and to remain so connected!

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  9. Beautiful, strong, perfect size, perfect lacing, lovely all around : you, your friendship with Robin, and the bag!

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  10. oh WOW! I love this bag and it gives me glad shivers to know it's going to Robin!
    What a good home for your handmade beauty:)
    You are a craftswoman, Susan. For sure.
    Thanks for all the beauty you bring,
    Jennifer

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    1. That sure means a lot, coming from a talent such as yourself ... I appreciate you so much and so happy that you came by to see this beauty of a bag!

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