Wednesday, August 01, 2007

the shoe project begins...
















So this is what I'm gonna do. Draw every pair of my shoes in this craft paper spiral bound book. Make it into a shoe diary of sorts, as some shoes even have a story attached to them.

I have 24 pairs of shoes, not 200 as some people have suggested, but a mere 24, and this includes flip flops, slippers and trainers, some of which I've been accumulating since the 1990s. Not quite Imelda Marcos then! So the drawings should fill the book nicely. How many pairs do you have? Will you take up the challenge?

22 comments:

Mauricio said...

nice!!!!


good weekend :o)

Pilar said...

What a great concept! You are right; shoes do have a story to tell. I love your illustrations and how you have captured the character of each pair of shoes. I hope you will show more soon.

Julia said...

What a great idea ! Love your drawings and shoes ! I 'm very fond of shoes !

surrealmuse said...

lol...I just recently created a tribute to high heel boots...although I don't even own a pair yet. Maybe someday.

Crafty Green Poet said...

you're the second blogger I've seen recently documenting shoes. I'm tempted to do the same - I'll let you know if I do! I own two pairs of sandals, two pairs of black boots, one pair of hiking boots, one pair of sensible every day shoes and one pair of summer shoes.

Judy Scott said...

Love shoes but not drawing them!! These are great :)

megan said...

These are SO fun...and I really like the idea of a theme or series. I'm with Pilar in hoping that you'll show more!

Miriam said...

What a great idea!

Deb G said...

A great idea, and fun to look at! Part of my shoe collection includes my cowboy boots from when I was two. I also have a pair of my grandfather's cowboy boots. I look at them and and I see a connection, a story.... Shoes really are special, they've gone such interesting places!

Landi said...

This is such a great idea. LOVE the creativity.

bridgette said...

what a great idea! love your drawings too. Shoes always tell so much about a person. :)

Cheryl Finley: said...

I love this! Very creative, and wonderfully illustrated. They have a personality!.. "The Shoe Diaries"...sounds like a mystery series on Public Televison. ..inviting!

carla said...

This is such a fun idea! I love what you've done so far... and the challenge sounds like it has a lot of creative possibility. I have no idea how many pairs of shoes I have... they're all over the place in various closets in boxes. I usually wear the same few shoes all the time...

Red Sonja said...

The "shoe project" is a very innovative idea - I look fwd to seeing more shoes :D xxoo

Bee said...

What a great idea!! If shoes could talk, each and every pair would have a fantastic story to tell.

just me said...

I agree with the other comments... this is very innovative. And I like the words on the work too. I can imagine them having little conversations. :) lovely.

Cheryl said...

This is wonderful, can't wait to see more! I think I may have to do this one of these days.

Royce Addington: said...

Feng Shoe Power!
All previous comments point to the BRILLIANCE of your creative project! Shoes take on a 'personality' all their own. It was the ugliest , size 13, Saturday Night Fever Purple Men's Shoe (with a 4" heel) that introduced me to the love of my life! Look forward to your next installment!

platinum blonde said...

THIS IS AWESOME! fabulous illustrations. I always say there is no such thing as too many shoes. I have so many of them, I am scared to count. Everyone says I have 200+ too, & I have a closet dedicated to them, but I don't think I want to know how many I have...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

FAB!! I LOVE all of your shoes. They're all so cute! I
I'm going to put your link on my blog if that's OK with you - let me know if not and I'll remove it. Love your blog! Oh, and are you on Flickr?

Laura Scarlett said...

Ooh great idea. This will be a really interesting project when its finished with lots of humour. Very charming.

selva said...

wow very nice blog...very nice art,i recently created a Joseph seibel shoes like this...But this art seem to be very nice.....