It all started as something I was curious about while pregnant with my 1st child. (born in 2010)
I just wanted something to do...I picked out a pair of white canvas shoes and with out much thought just decide to go for it. I wasn't worried about what to put on them because it was more of a experiment. I did a base coat of white and then drew on them with some permanent markers. I started to get a little nervous by this time. I started to paint them and it just started to come together. I didn't plan our the colors either. It was just me a box of different color paints and these shoes that had strange bugs and garden like design. Honestly I don't know why I ended up doing bugs...I had painted some really neat looking Bee's about 6 years ago and thought why not. 5 hours later or so I HAD SHOES!
I was so excited to be done. Now I just had to spray them to protect them from the weather.
A year later and they still look GREAT!
I wore them out often since being super pregnant these were the only new shoes I had that fit my puffy feet ;) People would look at me like I was crazy. I wasn't sure if people liked them or not.
Then I shared them with a really good friend of mine and she wanted a pair for her self. I was worried that I wasn't going to do them as well...What was I going to make her? What would she want on some shoes? She just said she trusted me and to do what I do best and be an artist.
Inside I was horrified! I took a deep breath and went for it! This is what became of her shoes...