Need a little dose of spring sunshine?
Treat your eyes to this …
Dubbed the Bee Story Dress by designer Cheri A. Ellis of Seattle, this is one of several dresses that Cheri created to illuminate the abundance that bees give to humanity through their hard work, harmony, order, and frugality.
Cheri says that her love of story-telling, painting, and fashion design came together to express a passionate concern for the bees. “I became interested in learning about the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)—why and how are the bees disappearing? In that study and research, I found a desire to help create awareness around the CCD using my art.”
“In the past few years my creative work began to breathe deeply in palettes of yellow and black,” Cheri says. “I would then add vibrant colors and imagery of flowering abundance. Bees and the by-products of their awe-inspiring collaborative work should be made into dresses that share their wisdom!”
Cheri explains that each Bee Story dress she has created began with a short story describing some interesting and amazing—perhaps magical—quality about the bee. Here, she explains the process in living color:
While the Kickstarter project she refers to in the video has ended, you can connect with Cheri and learn more about her gorgeous creations at the following destinations: