Friday, July 31, 2009

3 Quick Questions: Pesky Cat Designs


Anyone who knows me knows I love a good bag so when I stumbled across Pesky Cat Designs I fell in love. The images speak for themselves and Elisa's creative heritage and ambition is truly inspiring.


What inspired you to start creating?

My mom inspired me to create from a very early age. She studied art in Poland and her major was Textile Design. I was born and raised in NYC. My mom and I would paint together, sew and craft. When we traveled on vacations she would always bring a set of watercolors. She loved going to museums and would often take me along. I remember coming home from the MOMA one day determined to paint like Van Gogh. I pulled out one of her huge textbooks and proceeded to paint a reproduction of Van Gogh's Irises. In high school I painted images of rock stars on the back of friends' jean jackets!

My mom was quite a good seamstress and would sew a lot of my dresses and even clothes for my dolls. My dolls had one-of-a-kind dresses! I still remember the first skirt that I sewed for myself from a pattern with her help when I was 12 years old. It was an A-line skirt with a 23-inch waist. So I have been creating all my life and can not imagine living without creating.


If you could spend more time on one thing what would it be?

Creating! At the moment I work three days a week at an outside job. My dream is to work at Pesky Cat Designs full time. I would also love to have more time to paint.


What's next for Pesky Cat Designs?

I have toyed with the idea of designing clothes but I still have so much more I want to do with my handbags. The possibilities seem endless and the ideas are constantly flowing. I just wish I could sew fast enough to keep up with my imagination!



More Pesky Cat Designs
Pesky Cat Designs on Etsy where you can customise your own Pesky Cat Design
Pesky Cat Designs Blog

Thanks for your time Elisa!

12 comments:

Thea said...

I follow Elisa's blog and she really does create beautiful& original bags. Thanks for featuring her.

Kylie said...

Wow! These bags are so beautifully finished and the attention to detail is wonderful. Fabulous feature Rebecca :) K

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Thanks so much for this lovely feature Rebecca!

Sandrine said...

Beautiful creations ;)Thanks Rebecca x

Chrisy said...

Good to read...I particularly enjoyed reading about this artist's childhood experiences of visiting moma...helps us remember to take the littlies along to exhibitions...that semicircle purse is gorgeous...

edward and lilly said...

Yes, this is so true Chrisy!

i cant sew said...

yes i am also enjoying reading about their current position and how they got there. it is nice to know that others work part time but manage to eek out a crafty living. i also thank you for the peek at your felt ROLLS! i have been folding mine and never thought to roll it :) you are a smart cookie and i like ya!
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Hot Fudge said...

Thanks for bringing this wonderful designer to our attention Rebecca. Her bags are stunning and the workmanship is perfect. I really enjoyed reading her story. More please!

Kayla coo said...

Beautiful designs.x
Great to here the inspiration behind them.

Meltem said...

I'm admirer her bags! And also great person I think. I know her better now! Thank you:)

ArtMind said...

Not only does Elisa have a fantastic line of bags, she is also a super sweet person! You can only love her! :)

Whimsical Creations said...

I follow her blog and her bags are fabulous! It was great to get to know her better though this interview.