So I went on Etsy and Artfire tonight, trying to find others that are making the kind of stuff that I’m thinking about… And I can’t find anything. I can indeed find a lot of stuff that’s “costumey”, and “period inspired”, and a lot of “retro/goth” looks, but not what I have in mind. If I see one more little girl’s tulle skirt I’m gonna heave, but at the same time I’m very encouraged! I had to fill out my public profile and write a description of what I thought this was all about. I’ve included it below so you can see. I’d appreciate any comments you all might have… : )
Relished Artistry is a wearable art venture poised to infuse joy back into the wearing of clothing. It’s my goal to help the people who wear my pieces feel expressive, stylish, excited, and cultured. Relishing the artistic opportunities inherent in clothing, the aim is to bring out that inner flair in all of us, so we can feel good about how we adorn ourselves.
Based in San Diego, I have 20 years of professional and educational theatrical design and construction experience making clothes that are built to last, not just cheap theatrical knock-offs. My apparel is built from the ground up, using quality methods with attention to detail so you can be beautiful. Every piece is not only handmade, but it’s a one-of-a-kind work of art. No two pieces are exactly alike. Each is either part of a limited edition or comes with it’s own title.
The artistic opportunities inherent in clothing are limitless! Materials abound all around us. My influences are culled from my exposure to theatrical literature and my study of a variety of stylistic eras throughout the world. Sometimes overtly retro or culturally specific, each piece may use a variety of materials. From hand painted velvet capes and coats to handbags, shawls, or whatever else may be inspiring, my pieces are authentic and heartfelt regardless of the materials.
Showing how we are unique through what we wear on the outside is part of the how we share with others who we are on the inside. Life is too short. Live it with relish!