Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Shoes again!

Recently I painted a pair of canvas shoes for Shoe Bank Canada's fund-raiser My Canvas Has Laces. You can read the final part of the series, and see the shoes, here. My shoes raised $1100!

A few years ago I had purchased a pair of second hand, leather shoes that I loved because they were half black and half white. (What's not to love!) Unfortunately, the white halves were scuffed. Of course, I thought "I can fix that!" and started tangling them. Then things happened and the project got back-burnered. The recent canvas shoe project got me enthused again.
Gray scuff marks on the white half of one shoe.
Here are the shoes with all the tangling done (finally). I was going to add shading but then I realized it would darken the white even more and I didn't want to do that. Soooo... they're done!


  1. You are so clever. They look great.

  2. Awesome! That high contrast on the tangling side really pairs well (pun intended) with the black side :-)

  3. I absolutely LOVE your tangling, Margaret!! And am envious of your "vision". I would have seen the shoes, just and only as they were, and thought, "Meh ..." But you have turned them into gorgeous wearable feet-art! :D

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    1. I believe it was mainly Identipens for these shoes.