Yeah… I probably should’ve tested out of those courses. But they were good for my ego on critique days!
Wow. I just took a look at the Etsy shop for these because I saw some comments on my previous post about how these were too expensive.
You know what? $758.00 dollars for a dress like this is not expensive at all. That’s actually quite cheap. This is entirely hand-made. Consider all the work that went into this, all the hours spent on each dress. I think the artist is actually really underselling herself.
I’d venture a guess that it’s because people are so used to going to the local Target/Forever 21/Wet Seal and picking up a dress for $25. The reason those clothes are so cheap is because they use cheap materials (hello, jersey), cheap factory labor in China, and only pay their retail employees minimum wage.
Granted, being one of those impoverished employees, I’m glad to be able to shop in Target’s clearance section for clothing, because most of the time, I can’t even afford that $25 dress until it’s marked down to $6.48. (And I wear plus sizes, which means my clothing options are even more sparse.) But I certainly don’t expect to get a handmade, one of a kind dress like this for the same price.
[Image description: A monochromatic drawing of a bride, groom, and their son. The bride and son’s hair are golden brown, and there is light gold shading on the bride’s dress. The groom and son are also wearing gold striped ties with their tuxedos.]
Did this last month and kind of forgot about it, so I didn’t post it anywhere until now. ^_^;; Years ago, I designed the program for my sister’s wedding, as well as the cover art. Awhile back, one of my sister’s friends contacted me to commission art for her own wedding program, and here we are.
[Image description: An illustration of Jemini, a two-headed chubby woman, in burlesque costume. She’s wearing top hats on each head, a black bra, black skirted panties, black opera gloves, fishnet stockings with a garter, and black mary-jane pumps. One head is exhaling cigar smoke in one direction while the other head faces the audience, stogie-in-mouth, with a coy expression. A red feather boa is draped over her shoulders and she holds a cane in her left hand.]