Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly “can’t-haves-quite-yet” and the “oh-don’t-even -bother-dreaming -about-them” pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.
The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.
Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.
So we had a blast creating Dorothy’s shoe at the Cascades with the Suddenlink team. Those folks know how to have a good time,plus there were some very talented painters in the group. I was so impressed with not only their skills but also their great attitudes. I love classes like that! It makes painting so much fun! So here are a few pics …Enjoy!
It was a beautiful and cool weekend filled with classic cars, amazing artwork and fun. I got to see the new schoolhouse that was moved to Ben Wheeler from Emory. They did an amazing job refurbishing that place! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of it, but I did get to take full advantage of the upstart car show going on at the same time as the artisan show. I didn’t get many pictures but here are the ones I did get!
As an artist who gets anxious and excited every time I start a new shoe painting, I got even more spastic when I discovered the art…eh shoe making genius of Anastasia Radevich. Her shoes are like flashes of the future and the organically inspired. I want to swim in her brain for a bit to see where she is coming from. The next best thing though, is the sneak peek of her sketch book on her website. I ate that up like a thanksgiving feast. It had elements of earth and whimsy and grit and softness. It was akin to watching a ballerina or ice skater. You see their strength and tenacity, yet they are so delicate looking and refined. I just hope that my art shoes can one day inspire someone else like her shoes do to me.
Hey Ms. Anastasia Radevich, if you are reading this, I’ll trade you a painting any day for a pair of your awesome shoes!
Sponsored by Foundation de la Mode de Montréal, Anastasia has completed a diploma with distinction at London College of Fashion, home to names like Jimmy Choo, Patrick Cox and Georgina Goodman. Anastasia is a Canadian footwear designer of Belarusian origin. She lives and works on both continents.
Visit her website to experience all of her shoes and genius!
I LOVE etsy! There are so many cool things you can find that you’d never expect. Some of the greatest gifts are handmade even if you’re not the one making it, the thought seems to count more. Imagine you’re at a big box store. You see countless items of the same thing and your brain starts to turn into jello, cause it was the same as last time… Nothing really new.
That’s when it should hit you. Etsy. There’s a TON of really cool things, from handmade soaps to felt monster buddies, to vintage purses and original art. You won’t find THIS stuff at Bigmart.
So I urge you to take a peek. You’ll be hooked. Make sure you check out the Geekery too.
Here’s some of my stuff. Enjoy.
My 2010 Shoe Calender is being shipped as we type! Woo hoo! I am hoping to place an even larger order after I sell all these. Well, that’s my plan anyway! If you’d like order a calender, they are 20 bucks plus shipping. You can order them directly off of my website from this Thursday on.