I came across this blog Lucy's Lampshade that pictured a cute hand painted canvas rigger bag. I wanted to create a canvas tote bag so I ordered three rigger bags from Harbor Freight and oil paints and paint brushes from Dick Blick. I kept one and gave the other two canvas bags along with the paints and paint brushes to my daughters who are wonderful artists. Everyone can use a craft bag that you can tote around, right? Especially one that you get to paint and has TWENTY-FOUR POCKETS to hold all of our stuff! It is the perfect size for supplies I need when I am working on small projects.
I pencil sketched a design and started painting a little at a time. I got my inspiration from looking at several of Mercer Mayer' s 'Little Critters,' children's books. All three of my kids grew up reading these books. :)