Oh naughty me for not having posted since the beginning of last month! My big excuse... I have been very busy with art *stuff*, doing some spring cleaning and supervising (tee hee) hubby's planting of our garden for this year.
It is about to get even busier in our household as my hip replacement surgery date was set this week for the middle of next month. Of course this would happen after I bought my super duper backpack beach chair for this beach this summer! The sun had better shine a lot in the next few weeks so I can at least get to use it LOL
I did promise awhile back to post photos of the shoes I created for entry into the Coast Collective Shoe Show in mid May. Of course I meant to post them earlier... before the show began... and alas the show has come and gone BUT I did take photos of my entries.
The show was delightful to wander through and discover paintings, sculpture, and drawings you could purchase of vintage shoes, boots, running shoes, fantasy shoes, RCMP riding boots, sandals, high heels as well as real shoes all "gussied" up... you name it, it was there.
I had a real blast making my shoes for the show. It was a lot of fun and I laughed a lot as they came together. It's delightful to experience that kind of joy when creating "art"!
The first shoe is called "Meal on Wheels" and the wheels on the shoe actually do turn! Made from polymer clay, that cheeseburger, topped with a dill pickle and the crispy fries look so real you could almost pluck them off the shoes for a little snack and the strawberry for dessert is mouth watering luscious.
I was surprised that this shoe "art piece" didn't sell at the show... it is just adorable sitting on a windowsill or shelf in a kitchen. It certainly brings a smile and chuckle to the faces of people who see it! Guess it is just waiting for the right person to come along, see it and want to give it a home in their kitchen. In the meantime, it will sit on the top of my pie safe in my kitchen along with Chef Pierre (remember him from a few posts ago?) and look cute!
The second shoe "Which is Witch?" is something to behold when you see it with light shining on it. The sparkles are glorious... and something that photos just can't seem to capture and do justice to!
This shoe is a combination of many different mediums... a real shoe, paper mache, bookboard, clay, ribbon, acrylic paint, and more glitter than you can shake a stick at LOL.
Anxious to see what it would look like and being somewhat impatient to get it finished, I started applying the glitter at my art table. I just happened to look down to see my little white dog, hovering around my feet, starting to glisten and sparkle in orange, purple and glow in the dark glitter! Well outside we went, pretty darn quick I can tell you, to finish the job. Hubby remarked that we had the only glittering grass in our little village for at least a week.
Once it was done, I just smiled every time I looked at it. What a perfect Halloween shoe... I just loved the way it turned out. Well I wasn't the only one it seems... "Which is Witch?" sold at the show and is now in a new home... no doubt bringing smiles to the face of its new owner.
So there you have it! There is a third shoe that I did... I was definitely into this... that is just as delightful as these two... actually I think even more so, but I am saving it for now. I may enter it into an upcoming show and see if it makes the cut.
Have an "arty" week and see you soon...