R.V. James Designs

Wisconsin Country Tapestry Tote [Navy]

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100% cotton canvas tote | Natural web handles reinforced at stress points | 4-inch side and bottom gusset 15" x 12" x 4"

Tote Base Color: Navy

A design incorporating images typical of the Wisconsin countryside . . . Farm buildings are nestled in rolling hills with contour crops of grain, corn and alfalfa. Apples grow (near Gays Mills), cranberries (in the north central part of the state), cherries (Door County of course), corn (Southwestern WI) and potatoes on the Central Sands (the second home of the artist during the growing season). A pair of friendly cows, a horse emerging from the barn, sheep grazing on a hillside and a farmer driving his tractor complete the agricultural picture. The Baraboo Bluffs, lakes and rivers, and a country church against a backdrop of the north woods and trillium on the verge of a deciduous forest complete this country view of Wisconsin.

About the Artist:

At least a fifth generation Wisconsinite, I was born and raised in Madison and grew up loving this area - its landmarks, landscapes and its plants. My parents were both UW-Madison grads and I was practically raised on campus with fond memories of meals at the Memorial Union, Homecoming walks on Langdon Street and watching construction of many of the campus buildings.

Generations of my family have loved this area - its landmarks, landscapes and its plants. I combine this love of place and plants in what I create from shirts or cards featuring Madison landmarks to close up photos of favorite flowers.

-R.V. James