Our Celebs in Disgrace film was accepted into FirstGlance Hollywood film competition!
ROKKI BAGS ROCK by Elizabeth Searle
It all started with her crush on Jim Morrison.
Longtime readers of our blog remember how writer/poet/artist Linda K. Sienkiewicz (left, with bags!) has explored her Jim Morrison obsession in art, poetry and blog posts. Linda has expanded her love of Jim and other authors and rockers into a rocking line of Rokki Bags.
Linda writes that “people who buy my purses are passionate fans of either of a rock star, musical group, or an author!” Sounds like our blog readership. Linda surprised me recently with a handbag made from my own Celebrities in Disgrace book cover.
I asked Linda to describe her process (see below). Rock on, Linda!
The album cover handbags are created from actual record album sleeves, using both sides to make up the front and back of the purse. Beyond the music, I find the art and photography has an artistic history of its own. Recycling these covers into something you can show off is honoring what otherwise might be lost forever.
The altered book purses are a great way to express your literary side, or your inner geek, whichever you prefer. They are a form of altered book art. All books are second-hand, obtained from library used book sales or rummage and garage sales, or directly from authors. Pages are recycled. I never cut up antique books. I sell them from my website and Etsy store. I also have a facebook page where I post updates, coupons and specials.
(photos from Linda’s website and from my own iPhone camera)