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PURSE-ue Your Dreams-Sunflowers

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 10:36 AM
The weeks are flying by and I am so thrilled to see the purses as they arrive in their new styles.  I am in awe as I view the artwork from these wonderful artists.  Purse-ue  Your Dreams Project becomes more exciting as each  new design is uncovered.  I must say, there are so many amazing and wonderfully talented artists that I have had the pleasure of working with.  Not only are they talented and inspiring...but also BIG hearted.  They have donated their time to create works of art on the purses supplied by me.  If this is your first time to this blog, please scroll down on the blog page to read more about this project.  I am a member of the Niles Arts and Culture Council in Niles Illinois and presented this project to the council.  Art on purses is a way to repurpose an gently used purse rescued from resale shops.  They will go on a traveling display and then finally on December 2nd, they will go up for auction.  The money that is generated by the auction will benefit the charity Wings.  Wings is a wonderful charity that helps repurpose lives of women and children in domestic abuse.  More about wings can be found on their website.  I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with them on this project and hope that you...the general public will join me in this effort.  If you have any questions about the traveling display or the auction, please feel free to contact me at  [email protected]
With that being said, I would like to introduce this weeks reveal and artist.\

Angel Siegle

Angel began painting in 2001 as a means to fill in free time between completing her MBA and beginning her PhD.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, she fell in love with painting so much that she never continued her education as planned.  Instead, she has continued to study techniques by several different teachers with acrylic paint, watercolor and on rare occasion colored pencil.  Her goal for 2018 is to study in Tuscany Italy under the instruction of Nancy Medina.


Angel considers painting as an escape from her day job of working in fraud prevention within the financial industry. “I can come home from work completely brain-dead, spend 15 minutes painting a quick piece or touching up a previous painting.  I then have renewed energy to enjoy the rest of my evening with my family.”

Angel lives in Bartlett with her husband Josh and their two dogs, Milo and Olive. 

She can be found at: [email protected]

Inspiration: I was inspired by this year’s growing season and the amazing flowers that are blooming this summer.  Sunflowers always make me happy and I wanted to paint something that may bring a smile to the person carrying the purse and anyone they may meet. Enjoy both the front and back of this Liz Claiborne Purse.


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You're such a talented person! I'm glad that you've found the activity that you can do every day without getting bored. This is great when you can diversify your working day and do whatever you want. If you will do your best you will reach all your goals and make all your dreams come true.