Monday, February 27, 2012

Peek a Shoe!

Finally happy with my shoe:

And here's a peek at something I'm working on:


I hope you all have a fantastic week! :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Shoe du Jour!

One of the many things that I love about altered art is the fearlessness it promotes. Made a mistake? cover it up...Don't like something? rip it off... And that's what I did. Check out how I changed the shoe in the previous post ("Despite the Difference"):

From this...

To this...

Close up of the top...

Close up of the bottom...

I titled the new version "I Wait for You." I covered the shoe with cream colored paint and then removed it in areas for a distressed look. I tore an old scarf I found at an estate sale and added that. Then I twisted wire around the middle and tucked some of the straps in. Added some vintage photos and some paint. Threw on some bling. Wahlah! I still plan to use the elements that I ripped off the previous version when I alter the right shoe, so nothing going to waste.

And I am already thinking of ways to change this...sigh...:D

Hope you have a great weekend, Peoples!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Snow and a shoe...

I tell ya, I do not like driving in the snow, but it sure is pretty.  Even the kittens think so:

Griffin and Achilles

In the beginning...

The morning after...(with weird photo distortion from my phone)...

It was definitely an inside day. So, I finished altering a shoe..I do not love the colors though and will probably re-paint, but here's the first draft:

Despite the Difference

 Close ups of the top and bottom:

He's a very guarded man...

She's an open book...

Despite the Difference, they maintain a connection. The quote at the top reads: "I just hope you'll be available if needed."..."Of course." 

Of course!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alotta Firsts...

What does a crafter do when the gift that they hoped/expected to arrive does not?? And the party is just hours away?? I wasah scramblin' (first time I've made anything jewelry-like):

Then I made a very simple envelop out of cardstock (I got the star from a mail ad):

And I also finished my swap piece for the Oddities & Lovelies had to have a broken heart and a face in it. Here are pictures of my piece, which I titled "Progression of a Love Story"...:

Oh, love! Don't you just love it? (I mean love in and downs and all arounds) :) That's my first polymer clay "sculpt"...actually enjoyed it. And that's the first tin that I have altered...enjoyed that too!

V-day is close, very close. What to do? I would really love to see a light-hearted romantic film and have a delicious dinner, something with shrimp. How about you?

Rock on, peoples!