Re-Create Your Wardrobe

After seeing me in clothes or accessories I have embellished, sometimes people remark “I don’t have a creative bone in my body” or “I’m just not artistic.”  I believe that sometimes, lack of innate creativity is not the main issue.  After all, how many of us are born with the ability to read, or calculate formulas?  Learning new ways to express your creativity can be fun, relaxing, and a welcome diversion from a hi-tech world.

Repurposing clothing is an eco-friendly way to show your personality through your wardrobe.  Through AlixeArts I intend to help people appreciate the beauty and practicality of clothing and accessories created using a mixture of old and new materials.

For residents of the Reno, Nevada area I am teaching a variety of classes through ArtisTree Studio on ways to re-create your wardrobe by painting, sewing, beading and other decorative methods.

For more information on ArtisTree Studio and the classes offered there, Click http://artistreestudio.blogspot.com.

Shown here is the “before” version of a pair of plain, black fabric shoes.  In my next post, I will share the new, decorated, version of the shoes.

Caroline for AlixeArts

 

Plain Black Canvas Shoes

 

Author: AlixeArts - Upcycled Art by Caroline Alixe Rhuys

Caroline Alixe Rhuys is part of the artistic community in Reno, NV. Caroline uses needle felting, painting, and beading to create multi-media art for her customers to wear and display in their homes. She creates her upcycled jewelry, clothing, accessories, and home décor from materials found in local thrift stores and her extensive stash of vintage fabrics, buttons, and hankies. Some favorite materials are silk, leather, buttons, beads, wool felt, wool and denim jackets, ribbons, and found objects. Caroline likes meeting other artists and supporting them by sharing their work throughout her online and personal networks.

One thought on “Re-Create Your Wardrobe”

  1. I get this too – people often tell me “you’re so artistic, I wish I could be like that ” when if they actually sat down with beads, paper etc they could just as easily create the way I do – they just don’t believe they can!

    Good luck with teaching the classes – bet you have great fun!

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