Funny how inspiration can come from all different kinds of places. I was watching TV one night, and there was a program honoring Bill Cosby with the Mark Twain Comedy Award for Humor (or something like that). They showed a clip from the Cosby Show with the family singing this song. One of the daughters was wearing something very stylish for the 1980's: a swallowtail vest.
And I thought-- "I gotta make one of those..."
So I have. And it's on sale now on my Etsy and Artfire shops.
I think I'm going to have all kinds of fun with this around the 4th of July... hehe... : )
More tutorial goodness is on the way! Live Life with Relish!
Hello! I'm Corey Johnston. I live in San Diego, California. Relished Artistry is about infusing joy back into the wearing of clothing and appreciating creative expression! I have 20 years of experience designing and building high-caliber theatrical costumes in regional and educational venues (and teaching others in classes as well). This allows me to make custom-built artwear pieces that should help you feel expressive, stylish, dramatic, excited, and cultured!
Relishing the artistic opportunities inherent in clothing, the aim of my work is to bring out that inner flair in all of us, so we can feel good about how we adorn ourselves. Not necessarily for the "fashion conscious", I strive to make every piece a one-of-a kind work of art.
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!