It’s All About The Shoes
& The Music
My shoes can turn up in the most interesting of places, no I’m not talking about the hastily kicked off ones that end up adorning the floor and furniture or the ones my lovely doggy takes for her own but my shoe designs.
Over the years my shoes have been used as a brand image for a boutique Sweden and many other interesting things some of which I have mentioned below.
This year has seen the Boogy Shoe and Hot Boogy used by various singing groups, as someone said “it’s just made for music”.
Also the Hot Boogie Shoe was used by the Krewe of Muses at this year’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans their theme was Musicology so it was a perfect choice. Even if I didn’t go at least my shoe did!
BFC Creations based in Boston continue to do a magnificent job of digitising my shoe designs for machine embroidery.
There have been some magnificent quilt designs produced using a mixture of my shoes plus tote bags, cushions, wall hangings, and many more interesting ideas that people have come up with over the years even on one occasion shower curtains I believe, like I always say you are only limited by your imagination.
If you have any queries or questions about digital embroidery the team at BFC Creations are always more than willing to help.
Book Cover Image
Then across the world to Europe. Philippe Olislagers contacted me a at the beginning of the year asking if he might use my Harlequin shoe on the cover of his new book saying it best illustrated his concept. His email began “I have a dream : to use one of your works as a cover of my book. How could I refuse?
Philippes’ book HISTOIRE FONDEMENTS & CONCEPTS De la CORPORÉITÉ is a science publication on corporeity for psychomotor professionals & students. I was more than pleased to oblige as I find it very interesting knowing the stories behind people’s choices the more unusual the better.
Italian Embroidery Publication
Then further down the map of Europe to beautiful Verona in Italy where there is a new and exciting Italian needlework magazine being published called Giuliana ricama.
I was asked to do a short article for the magazine because my Tropical Shoe was featured in this year’s July Issue it had been used by Pietrasanta ricama guild of embroiderers in northern Tuscany.
So I never know where my shoes will end up.
How about yours?