Some of my favorite art that I have ever done is on a pair of shoes.
My husband (who was just my good friend at the time) commissioned these one summer. He bought a pair of plain khaki shoes as Walmart one day and asked me if I would make them awesome with my art. Since I had a HUGE crush on him at the time (I was completely in love, actually), I agreed.
The picture above is a scene from lunch one day. I had just eaten at a really neat Japanese bakery in town, and I think I had an Orangina to drink. You can see the sack lunch and funny shaped bottle sitting atop my journal. I like the shadows in in this sketch.
Hey, I guess you could call these SKETCH-ers. Right? Riiiight? Yeah.
This is my little sister Sylvie reading a book on the couch.
And this is my mom’s bookshelf and sheepdog bookend. 🙂 He fell on my sister’s head once. Ouch.
My husband has never actually worn these shoes–I just did such an amazing job that he doesn’t want to get them dirty I guess.
Who knows, maybe these shoes were a deciding factor in what ended up producing this little booger:
Either way, it was a fun project, made even better because I was creating something for someone I loved.
That makes everything better, doesn’t it?