This is a one of a kind hand-painted and handmade tote,

that once belonged to a big beautiful original canvas artwork by Kim Miatke.

Now the joy is spread across a small number of unique tote bags, clutches, wallets & cardholders..

No two are the same. They share the same name but all look

a bit different and have their own number.

 

Tote Bag approximate measurements:

Height: ~32cm

Width: ~30cm

Depth: ~11cm

Strap length: ~72cm

Inside pocket: ~15x24cm

This tote is lined in teal cotton fabric with a handy clear pocket inside

 

Here is the story of this artwork. Our hope is that it will speak to your heart as much as the art delights your eyes.

MIGHTY MELBOURNE KNOWS SPRING WILL COME AGAIN

 

⁠In this weird, crazy COVID season ⁠

there are most definitely challenges.⁠

There are new things to navigate and ⁠

there are old issues once again visiting our lives.  ⁠

The hills and different shapes in this artwork represent ⁠

the mountains we are climbing at the moment.  ⁠

It is not just about or for Melbourne, but it is for our whole world.  ⁠

It is a reminder to you and I personally, to this city of Melbourne⁠

we live in and also for human kind, ⁠

that we are stronger than we think we are.⁠

We can go further than we thought possible.  ⁠

We can keep moving forward even when it feels like we can’t.  ⁠

How do we do this?  How do we get up and do it again and again and again?⁠

How do we put one foot in front of the other ⁠

when it feels like they are being dragged through mud?⁠

Hope.  Hope as certain as we know that spring will come again.  ⁠

Hope that things will change.⁠

Hope that life will look different.  Hope that great things will be learnt. ⁠

Hope that we will change for the better.  Hope that life will bloom again.⁠

Hope is the flowers painted over the top of the hills and shapes ⁠

that represent different parts of our world.  ⁠

Spring is the season of hope.  Knowing spring will come gives hope.⁠

Hope is where strength comes from.⁠

Hold onto to that hope my sweet friends.⁠

Sending you strength & hope with my whole heart,⁠

kim xx

 

Here's some tips on how to love me well:

(ie. care instructions)

 

PLEASE DO...

- take me out to dinner

- take me shopping

- gently wipe me with a damp cloth if I get a bit dirty

- take me to the movies

- take me on a date

- show me off to your friends #kimmiatkeart

- fill me with heaps of cash, if not, lollies will do

 

PLEASE DON’T ...

- take me swimming, I won’t survive underwater

eg. washing machines and I aren’t friends

- leave me at the shops, someone might take me home

- pop me in the fire or any other high heat environment

eg. a hot car, next to or on a heater - I will melt

- let your dog play with me, he will win, I cannot fight back

- use me as a frisbee

- forget to take me out on your girls night

- forget to photograph me and tag me #kimmiatkeart

with love & joy

kim xx

 

 

 

TOTE bag - Spring Will Come #06

AU$130.00Price
  • Totes are made from original canvas artwork, protected by a plastic outer coating and lined with 100% cotton fabric. 

    Each tote is hand made and will have minor variations.

    Outer plastic will scratch over time with use.  It is not scratch resistant.

    Tote Bag approximate measurements:

    Height: ~32cm

    Width: ~30cm

    Depth: ~11cm

    Strap length: ~72cm

    Inside pocket: ~15x24cm

    Do not expose to high temperatures, leave in a car or in full sun.

    Do not immerse in water. Spot clean only with a damp cloth.

     

    Colour may vary slightly from monitor to monitor, screen to screen, and there may be minor differences in colour between on-screen images and actual product.  Often times, the product will  appear richer in real life.