Bergenbags began when...

My daughter asked me to decorate her Louis Vuitton duffle. She posted my design on her Instagram and the photo generated a fair amount of positive comment. Since then, friends and colleagues send me their favorite bags and I personalize them with my drawings.

I should say that I am not a painter. In fact, I haven’t painted anything in forty years but I used to draw cartoony things and I wasn’t bad at that. It has been a sharp learning curve but enjoyable. I set up my paints on the long table on our porch in East Hampton, put golden oldies on the radio and work happily.

 At the age of 70, it is fun to do something I haven’t done before. I hope you like it.

- Candice Bergen