Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
DISCLAIMER: Though I do enjoy a good joke, and Etsomnia™ is one of my favorite things, my intention is never to discourage artists or makers of any kind. All wisecracks and criticism are meant for humorous effect only. Please take them as seriously as they are meant, which is not at all.
No matter what it is that I’m searching for on Etsy, whether for an edition of Etsomnia or because I’m actually shopping, the term “art to wear” pops up incessantly, but with wildly-different interpretations. The one nearly universal constant is that the term seems to be another way of saying do not wear. The cost for these unwearables run from a few dollars to the cost of a new Volkswagen. Some of it is very complicated, some is super simple, but while I can appreciate that it may be art, I’m still not going to be caught dead wearing most of it.
As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my Thursday Etsomnia™ posts.