Searching the World for just the right components..............
Lilian Cartwright began her life in New York City, came of age in Washington, DC, and spent much of her adult life in Chicago. Her undergraduate study of psychology and sociology at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, awakened her sensitivity to how people and societies reflect and express themselves in their tradition of clothing and adornment. She has lived in Thailand and traveled to Spain, Cambodia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Belize, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Russia and more. Lilian has watched artisans from other countries design and form their art while she has continually searched for hidden treasures among vendors in various bazaars, souks and marketplaces. Her finds have resulted in designs showing an increased awareness of people's desire to show the history and culture of their country in jewelry as personal adornment.
Her love of fashion and style grew as she sashayed down the Ebony Fashion Fair runway while modeling. Her business sense developed from the several years spent in Motorola's corporate headquarters, and from more than a decade as an advertising sales executive for both television and print.
A lifetime of mentoring and influence was absorbed from having artists and teachers in two preceding generations, including a painter/sculptor mother who helped to nurture her creative talents. Lilian presently resides in San Diego, California and fulfills clients' needs for adornment across the country.
Her Cre8shuns® are sometimes described as sophisticated, contemporary and ethnic. Her works, including framed photography and her personal greeting card line, have been featured in Chicago and in New York as well as in national newspapers and magazines. Lilian's Cre8shuns® have been carried at museum shops art Galleries and boutiques.