So it has been a long time since I blogged. Yes, I accept it’s my fault that I din’t keep up with my promise, that I will write often and share my thoughts and experiences as much as possible.
I have my reason for that. The most amazing and life changing event happened. I can say a dream of mine came true!So this year has been good so far. Yes, you are curious to know what it was, right?
Finally on 1st of January 2017, new year, I landed in one of the most beautiful country – Italy. I had long been wanting to pursue my studies in leather goods/bag making and I finally did it.
[You can find my photos and my learning in my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/thumbprint_/]
My experience living there and travelling around the beaches and mountains of Italy is for another day.Today, it’s all about where was I? and what did I do in that time? As you know, I am a passionate and an eager learner; I wanted to pursue my hobby of designing and making handbags into a profession. I certainly had the interest and passion but not the confidence to go ahead. In Italy, I was trained by the best people and experts who helped me, taught me and groomed me to make my dreams come true (the bag I always wanted to make). I feel a lot confident as a person, as a designer and as an artisan after this journey.I plan to start my own line of “couture bags” soon.
The bag above, on the picture is a bag I recently made. It is a faux leather sling bag, inspired by the Indian potli bags. It has a golden chain and it can be worn from casual to evening wear. Something classy yet glamorous.Irony, I was in fact trying and designing a regular bucket bag but unfortunately I fell short of some measurements and I managed to come up with this design so I could cover my error. Hence I want to leave you with a good thought – make mistakes to learn more in life.