I have made a collection of cellular phone purses. I designed the purses to be functional and fashionable. The design is simple, but useful. For those times when you don’t need a large purse, yet you want to carry your phone, you have a fashionable bag to accompany your outfit that is just right for your phone. But it can, of course, be used to carry any small items. I know one girl who uses it to carry her drawing pencils. You can use it to carry your wallet or keys or identification.
The concept of the design is simplicity and fashion. I start with fabrics I like and then design the embellishments, such as the ribbons, bows, flowers, beads, buttons, or lace. I like to use fabrics that can be worn with a variety of styles, but have uniqueness about them. The embellishments, combined with the fabric styles, reflect my artistic and fashion vision. Each one is hand sewn by me.
I am currently a student at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, studying visual arts. My hope is to pursue a career in fashion in the future.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.