New shoes – cheap yet unique!

I have no idea how many pairs of shoes I have painted in the 9 odd months that I sold shoes through Etsy, but I think it’s close to a 100 pairs. It is a bit peculiar then, that until now I had never done a pair for myself. Part of it is probably that I can’t wear ALl Stars – they hurt my feet terribly. Another part is that I have yet to develop any inclination to wear my fandoms on my shoes 🙂 I’m more of a T-shirt girl myself (coming up as soon as I figure out how to use my mum’s sewing machine: an upcycled Han Solo T-shirt!).

Now, after painting a 100 pairs of shoes for others, I have finally painted myself a pair. Not inspired by a fandom, but simply by a very vague picture in my mind that I completely failed to reproduce (as always happens with vague mental pictures).

So here is what I did:

  • Bought very cheap fake Vans (less than a tenner)
  • Tried to project my vague mental image onto the left shoe
  • Failed
  • Realised my vague mental image vaguely resembled a cityscape
  • Googled cityscapes
  • Decided not to bother about about realism but going for a Magritte: dark buildings combined with a daytime sky
  • Painted the left shoe
  • Bought and added the red ribbons
  • Added a Van Gogh-like sky for good measure
  • Spent 2 month being too busy with other stuff
  • Painted the right shoe with a different sky
  • Reconsidered
  • Added another Van Gogh-like sky

And all that resulted in the pair of shoes below. Not quite what I had in mind, but good enough I suppose. At least I’m guaranteed not to run into anyone with the same pair of shoes! 🙂

What do you think? Do you like my new shoes? Got any advice? Have you done something similar with your shoes? Do show me!

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3 responses to “New shoes – cheap yet unique!

  1. NICE! Very Emmi! Die kun je zo verkopen en heb je geen last met copyright gedoe 🙂 Of zelf dragen natuurlijk 🙂

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