Category Archives: shoes

If The Shoe Fits…

Today’s weird bird is a “shoo-in” to tickle your funny bone! Hahaha!

After all, if the shoe fits…


You will want to wear a smile!

Which “shoe-bill” fits you?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Favorite Shoes

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

I had fun creating these shoes, inspired by Andy Warhol’s shoe art; you can see other shoe art I did here: The Power Of A Shoe…




I started by drawing shoes from the internet, making a simple stencil.  Next, I used the shoe stencil as my pattern on my hand-painted papers.


I experimented with hand lettering from an online class I’m taking from Andrea Joseph at Sketchbook Skool.

Lastly, I used the one of the shoe stencils to create this doodle and quote from Marilyn Monroe:


I hope you have happy feet today…

Cheers! 🙂

A Blue Shoe

I’m having so much fun painting shoes!  They are such a kick!  Lol!  🙂

This drawing was made by looking at my hubby’s old brown shoe to create my stencil.  Brown seemed too drab so I decided to paint it blue!  And I love Forrest Gump so the quote just seemed like a good match:


I added the stitching with color pencil and a few lines to make the shoe look worn.

I thought you might also enjoy seeing these sketches in my art journal:


I really like sketching in 2 colors as it adds more dimension.

Happy Drawing!  🙂

Stella The Star!

When I was at the lake last weekend, I saw three Steller’s Jays.  They were an unusual sight and very beautiful with their black heads and brilliant blue bodies.  So they have influenced me for this week’s Weird Bird Wednesday.

I would like to introduce to you, Stella the Star!

imageLike all stars, Stella is trying out accessories to see which ones go best with her blue eyes.  I’m sure you will be seeing more of Stella Jay in the future!  🙂

Did you know that the word, Stella is a female given name from a Latin word meaning “star?”

I also had to create a few more shoes!  Below are some slippers I created with my own stencil and this time I cut them out of my gelli-printed papers:

imageApparently, the origin of the word, slipper was in 1478 from the verb, “slip”; the notion being of a shoe that is “slipped” onto the foot.

Stella and I would like to wish you all a “Stellar” day!

Happy Creating!  🙂

The Power Of A Shoe…

I am currently taking an online class from Cat Bennett called, Making Art A Practice: In and Out of the Sketchbook. (Click on the highlight to see a video preview of her class).  This is the second online class I’ve taken from Cat and I really enjoy her teaching style.  She is a gentle soul and I always learn so much from her.

Cat recently shared Andy Warhol’s shoe art so I had to give it a try with my own imaginary shoe:image

I drew a shape of a shoe on computer paper and then cut out the interior shape.  Next, I applied rubber cement around the stencil edges and temporarily glued it to hot press watercolor paper.  I then applied watercolor to the paper and removed the stencil before it was completely dry.

After the paint was totally dry, I added highlights to the shoe.  I cut a flower from a previous gelli-print and attached it to the shoe with a glue stick.  I found the quote on the internet.

I can’t wear shoes like this anymore… but it doesn’t mean I can’t draw them!  🙂

Happy Creating!  🙂