I'm not a blogger, and, in fact, am a bit shy in doing it. But, I want to share what I'm learning about the creative spirit of Enid (Roessler) Collins (1918-1990) through her box bags (1959-1970).
I've been collecting, restoring, photographing, and researching her box bags for about five years. I've been selling the "refreshed" box bags on Etsy and helping others match missing jewels on their box and canvas purses on eBay. Have to say I'm not very savvy in the way of social media, web design, and organization so finding a process for finding ENID with LOVE is taking awhile!
So on July 3, 2016 - my 53rd birthday - I decided to simply post a photo a day of one of my Enid Collins box bags on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. In three weeks, the process is peaking my curiosity about her designs and how they tie into the world in which she lived - 1960s popular culture, Texas, and of course, her own passions and interests. But, even more importantly, it's a first step in learning about Enid Collins from the friends, family, admirers, and collectors who knew her best!
I hope you enjoy these posts and they inspire you to share your memories, stories and knowledge about Enid Collins of Texas!