Muncie Arts & Culture

About Christine Barber Bush

Peaceful Bodies was started as a solution for my ever expanding hobby of sewing and clothing design after my retirement from work as a graphic designer. Very quickly I had an abundance of garments, more than I needed. However, I simply could not stop the creativity! I discovered there are many women like myself looking for comfortable, quality made, chic, and edgy clothing made with quality materials. And clothing that is not mass produced, unique and often one-of-a-kind.

I focused on using linen and cotton fabrics since at the time I lived in Florida. I quickly had women stopping me and asking where I got my outfit (top, pants, jacket...). When I said I had made it, they wanted to know where I sold it and how they could purchase one. I had been used to selling jewelry in galleries and boutiques on a commission basis so got the idea to contact a friend who owned a clothing boutique on Indian Rocks Beach, FL. She loved my stuff and immediately added Peaceful Bodies to her inventory. To my delight, my garments were a smash hit. Now that I reside in a 4-season climate, I'm looking forward to working in wools, knits, fleece, etc.

Over time I started making and selling fabric collages that I applique to bags, aprons, and tea towels as well as selling them as patches for the individual to use, f. ex. on backpacks, jean jackets, etc. In addition, I started making and selling sculptural jewelry that compliments my clothing.

Now it is 2020, my husband and I have moved to Muncie and I am searching for new outlets for my compulsive creativity. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone except family, I'm hoping that becoming a supporter of Muncie Arts & Cultural Council will be a perfect place to start.

Below you can see just a few of the garments I have made.

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