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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! 🙂

Shoebill’s Cousin

There is actually a bird – a stork, called the Shoebill.  It is named a Shoebill because its beak looks like a shoe, I kid you not!  I hope you look it up!  It is also known as a Whalehead… 😮  I will save that image for another day.

I created Shoebill’s cousin for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday, this is the Bootbill bird:


It is also known as the Shoemaker bird because the definition for boot was already used!  😉

It reminds me of some of my earlier bird creations wearing hats and shoes – you can find one of them here.

I hope you don’t give my weird bird the boot!! Lol!

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!  🙂

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!  🙂

Life Is An Adventure!

I’m not much of a shopper.  I don’t really like going to the Mall.  I’d rather buy art supplies.  However, sometimes I am forced to go.  Like today.  I needed a new pair of sandals – something with good arch support.

JBU Sandals

I found a sandal called, “JBU.”  I had no idea what the letters meant so I googled it and discovered, Jambu Footwear.

I decided to draw the bottom of my sandal for my journal today.  I liked the flower design.  It reminded me of a doodle.  I never would have thought this to be an interesting subject – a shoe.  However, Danny Gregory at Sketchbook Skool drew a pair of shoes – old, warn out shoes with paint splatters.  They were his son’s shoes – an artist in the making.

The advertisement on Jambu.com talked about life being a journey and an adventure.  I liked this idea.  I wonder where these shoes will take me?

Perhaps these sandals will take me to a park to draw some flowers?  Or maybe out to lunch with friends?  A walk in the woods over a mossy, green path?  I do not know!  Yet, I do know that new adventures await for me each day – I just have to put one sandal in front of the other!

Happy Creating!