"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Step Aside, Ruby Slippers!


What a burst of sunshine, eh? My 10 year old DD is in a choral performance group. They are performaning a routine from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". She is Woodstock. She needed yellow sneakers. Yeah right. So I bought her some $5 white canvas shoes and broke out my yellow Jacquard Textile Paint - and 30 fun minutes later, she's got the brightest shoes on the block! I just love them. So does she! We were thinking of all sorts of fun things to do with the sneakers - like beach scenes and polka dots. Maybe we'll even make a matching set! The nice thing about the textile paint is that it does not change the feel of the canvas, and it won't flake off. That's some yellow, isn't it?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very Cool and if you want to go crazy you could over paint birds feet, or people feet on some.

Wiseguy

Sequana said...

When I was younger *sigh* I used to paint designs all OVER white canvas shoes. I always loved wearing them, especially with funky sox.

Will you be doing 100 pairs of shoes soon?.....*L*

TracyB said...

LOVE these, that color is fabulous!!!

Ruth said...

Lovely sneakers - great colour. It's amazing what you can do with fabric paint. Have you seen what Marjie did with a chair - http://marjiesdyestudio.blogspot.com/2008/02/painted-chair.html
I'd never have believed it if I'd not seen the before and after photos.
Ruth

morningDove said...

oh how cute, and can we see her dressed for the play? at least her legs and feet.

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Fannie said...

"Brilliant" shoes, Michelle! Looks like it's beckoning you to add images. ;-D