What is Favola Bella?

Welcome to a world of wonderful creations!
This is where your shoes meet my imagination and become
One of a kind pieces of ART!
With your ideas and my paint brushes we can really make something new.
I love getting close to the people I work with on each shoe.
Some want a shoe that tells who they are and what they love.
Some have that overly loved old pair that are worn out and want to be brought back to life!
So they send me them and I paint some new life back into them and give them a face lift.
Upcycling shoes can be really fun and come out better than you could ever imagine.
Then I do baby shoes for baby shower gifts and keep sakes.
There are many ways to use this art form and make it your own.
Some give me full freedom on design and I just go for it.
I ask questions and get to know them a little to feel out what they would enjoy.
Others are very sure of what they want down to the colors and the design.
Either way this is an adventure that is just waiting for you to try it out!
Spread the word and check out the portfolio on this blog.
Email me with questions or custom orders
Sweet.Issues@hotmail.com
Check out my Etsy store for already made shoes ready to ship
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetIssues
Enjoy and Love who you are!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's been a while

Hello everyone,
I am sure your wondering what has happened to me. Maybe not?
Either way...
I am sorry for not adding any more shoes or designs. Due to My little one being sick and the fact that our wedding day is coming up fast things have slowed down a lot.
Don't you worry though,
I am still around and shoes are still going on.

I will up date you ASAP!
Much love to all you fans, family, and friends out there.

If you are wanting to talk about getting some shoes done for your self or someone special for the holiday's coming up feel free to e-mail me
Sweet.issues@hotmail.com

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Now Selling in My Etsy store!

www.etsy.com/shop/SweetIssues

Check out my Etsy store to see 4 pair of children's shoes now for sale!
Super fun!
Also some great children's art too.

Today I will show off my Fairy tale pair!
If you have any questions or would like your own custom pair of shoes for children, women, or men
please e-mail me at SWEET.ISSUES@HOTMAIL.COM
or convo me on my Etsy site:)

Size 9 girls





A Etsy shop just for my favola bella shoes is also in the works!

Here are the other 3 in my store available:)
Size 5 boys
(no longer on display)

Size 4 W girls
(no longer on display)

Size 13 girls

for more awesome shoes in all sizes check out my portfolio!
I love doing custom shoes for people!
Women, Men, and Children!


Have a great day:)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Holla in the Raw

(sorry for the fuzzy phone photos)

A shoe
A pair of shoes
One for me...and one for the other me!
    Want to see inside my mind?

My fable starts with the oldest character on my shoe.

The tower of clarity.

This was the moment in my life when I realized somethings must be left behind and others still are to be found. A tall cracked and tagged tower with one bright eye looking out. A tiny wooden door that lay in the grass...What did I find here with this? I found peace...inner peace from the fears of death taking my friends and family. On this same side resides the blackest of crows and a rumbling volcano that leads to a land of many moons. The ground dry, stiff and scattered with stumps of trees that once were.
The moons are a symbol of my many moods, the phases at which I go from happy, to sad, alone, to overly social. The land underneath is a symbol for what was once my memories of my father. A place that is physically just a field of dead trees where I had a swing that he made for me as a child.

A little more darkness


I am sure some of you are sick of seeing my little purple friend "Death". You don't matter though do you...Why? Because these are my shoes...this is my story!
Death is a close love of mine, this character has a red cross hair for an eye, tears stream from the hopelessness that is to fight death. It comes, you can't stop it! He hates it. In front of him is his new pet. The NEW character Rex, a half Dino half dog mix.
He is very hard to understand. Rex is a mean trick playing ass most of the time. I am not even truly sure if there is a good side to this devil dog. All I know is his job is to keep Death in line! Death is not allowed to have a soft spot. Yet this one tends to have one...and since no one else has applied for the job they just chose to higher a helper pet to keep him from breaking down.
Poor Death!

Moving on from this we have a somewhat new character that I feel has big plans in my life!

Meet Prince Enuri Pea.

This is a brave side of me. I was very much a tom boy as a child. I loved to get dirty outside and explore around nature. There was that deep part of me that wanted to lash out and feel like a wild lion hunting pray. This emotionally torn pea is all about the fight of Love and War. My standing idea of our sweet and sour side to our selves.
Then we can jump to the other shoe for a moment. these are more fun and friendly characters that I have used to express my self. Like the odd ball of octopus. He is a freak some would say. Quadapus is a great guy though, Fun, cheerful, and talented. He has only 4 arms instead of the "normal" 8. Also going against him is his one single eye. He stands for all the un-"normal" people out there! (btw he loves red balloons!)
Then you have the mom and baby jellyfish like characters. I am still trying to figure out these ones...I know they are special and I know that they have a story I just have yet to tap into them. The sun is very New and never before drawn or seen. He is a multi personality kind of guy. I mean suns are always known for being cheerful, smiles, and all that jazz...but really sometimes he is quite a HOT head! He is just one with lots of sides to him.

More NEW NEW characters:

 Who are these little round ones!? Honestly just came up with them as I was painting.
So we have a new little green one there...
This is my Green Olive! He is a punk rocker to the very core of his pimento! With his face piercings and sweet disposition how could you not love him! A lot older and wiser this little olive is. I am sure he will have plenty to say. His little young side kick blueberry looking dude is a loud one. I am not sure if he is rocking freckles or a 5 o'clock shadow!
Then the slightly creepy pink girl in the corner. I am very nervous about this one...she has my signature self portrait 2 moles under her lip. So subconscious saying this is a me? She looks very intense and a little freaked out.

Random Ideas

What do you have here? A strange NEW red cat? A odd looking pink bird? A bear of balance?
Well being a Libra that I am my life is all about balance. This little fellow is holding on strong for me. Determined is what this panda is! Thank god someone is!
The red devil cat?...Unsure of this one still.
The pink bird? This shape came to me from a little girl at color me mine. I thought it was so cute. kids draw the best animals! So this pink bird represents the idea of never letting go of my child like art and imagination.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!
MY FIRST TRULY FAVOLA BELLA SHOES FOR
YOURS TRULY!

That is my fable, story, portfolio of my art, and my mind.

Hope you enjoyed it!
Better photos to come.
I honestly just now got done painting them!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hot Pink Zebra...Say What!

Ah these little beauties were so fun to do.
I had this look pictured in my head too. I always love when they come out like how I see them in my head!

Baby Shower Shoes are so much fun!

Check Them out!



 If you are interested in some Custom One of a Kind Hand Painted Shoes E-mail me your ideas @
Sweet.Issues@hotmail.com Subject: Baby Shoes!

I hope you all enjoy this pair as much as I do. More to come: ROBOTS!

Don't forget I do All sizes! Even Heels!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baby shower shoes!

I think that having a pair of custom made hand painted baby shoes for a baby shower gift is a great way to be really personal and give them something that is a keepsake for life!

Check out my portfolio of shoes: http://favolabellashoes.blogspot.com/p/portfolio.html

Here are some shoes I just started on for a baby shower. In the background you will see the paper that has the decor idea on it. I really think these will be amazing for little Layla.






Also a peak at the finished steampunk shoes!
I did fall in love. To bad my foot isn't a size smaller!!!



The real and more clear pictures will be taken after I spray them. Hope I can find a good background for them. yikes! I need some old brass cogs and gears!

if you are interested or have questions I am pretty friendly
sweet.issues@hotmail.com Subject: Shoes!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Well Hello There!

Hello everyone!

If your here to check out what this is all about please check out my Portfolio page!
http://favolabellashoes.blogspot.com/p/portfolio.html

There is so much we can do...
I have finished up 3 pairs
A girl surfer
Egypt
Poker/Vegas

Finished Pictures coming soon!  For now here are some from my phone!








Also working on some
STEAM PUNK!!!
I love this theme btw!

Going to add some goggles to this octo! Hot air balloon to the other shoe. the back of the octo one has an old clock with cogs and gears. I will also be adding some other fun steam punk stuff...Keep your eyes open for the end results!
I THINK I MIGHT BE IN LOVE!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Payless had 70% off!

So I wondered down to the local payless to find a beautiful sign that says 70% off
The Shoe Gods Love ME!

So I bought two size 8
Heels!
The same ones I used for my strawberry ones: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MSWj-KWMLKE/TbiaQJHOU0I/AAAAAAAAARg/lGlTbbQHHaQ/s1600/Strawberry+Summer.jpg

I got another blue pair and a red pair. They are so cute and great for a summer look!
If you have idea's or would like to request these let me know ASAP they won't last long!
Sweet.Issues@hotmail.com Subject: Heels Please!

Also Just finishing up some shoes I will be posting shortly
  • A fine and lovely female version of the beach bum ones!
  • A Las Vegas Let It Ride pair
  • A Egypt pair that I love!
  • And soon...(just started on) Steam Punk!
Just to let you know, I LOVE STEAM PUNK!
I am thinking clocks, brass and gold cogs and wheels, metal wings, hot air balloon and maybe a goggled octopus!

Please leave comments, Join my Blog, Enter your e-mail, and e-mail me if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UPCYCLE YOUR OLD SHOES!!!

So You know how you fall in love with a pair of shoes...
They are so old and worn that they mold to your foot just right. You could be lost in the desert and still trust that your feet are safe! (besides the little holes that might let in some sand)

Well I have a pair of shoes that I have loved for almost 9 years now. They are pretty trashed. They have holes and the rubber on the inside is torn out...not to mention that they smell kinda bad.

I felt the urge to try and give them a much needed face lift.
So I started to think about the very "GREEN" and super popular way of doing so:
UPCLYCLE!
So the brain storm began. What do I do to my old faithful shoes?
Well I LOVE PANDA'S

Rubber inside is falling out...I drew on the toes with sharpie like a million years ago.

HAHA notice the baby foot :) And the Huge hole in the side!

I think this is a great way to take your eye off the old issue.

My My these shoes sure did age well! Don't you think?

Inspiration?! Oh well that would be the little cute wooden earrings you see here.
I don't know about you but I am digging the set!

Below I am going to be adding some upcycled baby/toddler shoes I painted up just for

Itty Bitty's Closet
They are a wonderful store in corona!
487 Magnolia ave Ste. 102
Corona 92879

 Please click on the link and check them out.
They are helping me sell and show off my custom shoes!
They have added me as one of their lucky Mommy Preneur's


These shoes were not easy for me...I was struggling with a princess theme.
I am hoping to try again. I will be practicing on the princess feel. They did turn out cute though.

On the other hand...I was in LOVE with these little cuties! I guess I was just in a Yo Ho kinda mood!
Something about the cheerful way they turned out just made me smile.
To each their own right!

KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR MORE UPCYCLED SHOES.  

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Final Portfolio Photos!!!

Oh man I am done fixing up all the photos.
BESIDES THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND. (I am still trying to decied if it is okay to post)

so...here you have it!




BIG SIGH....GOOD NIGHT SWEET PEOPLE

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Take The Stage!

I Enjoyed doing these shoes a lot. They came out very interesting. There is something about the feelings that come from ACTING that is so vibrant!

I love the theater! Dancing, signing, acting, props, and stage setting.

So for a beautiful theater geek named Jacqueline...I was told she is goofy, dramatic, and very sure of what she wants.

This girl is one frisky and fun fire cracker of Broadway Awesomeness!!!
She lives and breaths for the stage.
So take your strong heart and big dreams as far as you can!

Break A Leg!
To you love Favola Bella Shoes
Thanks for letting me show your shoes and share your story!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FYI

Hey Everyone!

So the time is coming up fast!
Here we are...The shoes are due Thursday morning!
I am working on the last 3 pairs.
It's a hard week but I am still having fun with each shoe and working hard. I hope this works out for the best!
I really want this generation I am doing these for to latch on to the idea. The thing is that some people find painted shoes to be more of a dorky thing...but I have to tell you something!

THEY GROW ON YOU! OR YOU FALL IN LOVE AT FIRST SITE!
either way these are surprisingly amazing.

So pictures and blog talk on each shoe will be coming soon...for now I gotta finish them first!
They need to be sprayed still too.

I WILL HAVE TO ADMIT...
I am very proud of some of these designs...others I would do differently but hey that's why I am letting you into the start of my business. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Silly and The Stylish

So here we are...
Now I have 4 pairs done and one in the works.
Almost all of the shoes have the base paint on them too. I am so excited about all of them. Some of the themes have changed since the start and I am okay with that. It's good to make sure they are shoes you would really like to wear. My styles are always changing. Some times I look at the all the shoes I have done and it feels like 3 different artists. :)

So The Silly has been finished. This pair turned out so colorful and fun I really like them a lot. I do have to admit though...these took a long time and a lot of small detail.
So Gag me with Sunshine was not an understatement!
Giggle

Oh yeah! Buttloads of color! That's right I said Buttloads ;)
Just for you Jenessa!
(she will be the proud owner of 10 pair of shoes that she will give away to all her friends!)

Lets all hope that Hannah will love this sweet happy pair of shoes to match how sweet and happy she is.


All the shoes for this project will be added to my portfolio. I will take really nice clear photos with our real camera. These photos are with my phone.


Well then we go for a totally new type of shoe...The Stylish!
A fashion forward girly chick with a love for PINK! I struggled with this pair for a while. I even ended up painting over part of it and re-designing it. I NEVER do that...but I was very unhappy with what it was turning out like. Some pairs I see them finished in my head...like the break dancer shoes. These I had this idea but nothing I wanted was working so they became their own and this is the result of a shoe running the fashion style!


These are the first I have splattered. The girl in black standing with the shoes was where I had to make some changes. I really love the quote though... I was told by the person who has ordered all these shoes that she was a little worried they weren't pink enough! I guess they might have been all hot pink with white details?!?
I do like the scroll work.


Then I added the top fashion places: London, Milan, Pairs, and New York.
Along with some top fashion logos.

A tiny part of me is still unsure on this pair....It was so not what was in my head. Some shoes I just love right away...others end up growing on me.


And...Now...
I am working on the Zany Zaryn Masquerade!
This is a pair for a open minded fun loving sparkly cheerleader.
She is very strong and knows what she wants! colors that she loves are purple and teal!

So...Far...

I LOVE these purple diamonds!

The mask with the stripes looks like a bra with horns!! so I will go in and make eye holes so it looks more like a mask. haha...

OOOOh a wash of envy!

I am really into do the free hand swirl scroll stuff right now for some reason?!


What's next you might be asking?!?!

Well let see:
  1. An Alice in Wonderland
  2. A Beach sunset with surfer dude
  3. Goofy Theater Geek Drama Queen
  4. Artsy Fartsy Leader Little Sister
  5. Life of The Party Comic Dori
  6. The Sweet Inspirational Peace Lover
Due to people changing their minds some themes may vary during the next few weeks.

OH WAIT A MIN!...I HAVE 4 DONE...1 ALMOST DONE...AND 6 ON THE LIST!?!
THAT'S 11 SHOES! OKAY...
Plus JENESSA's pair at the end of this.
SO this is now...12 shoes!

See you soon :)
Have a great day!
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