It’s All About The Shoes
It’s All About The Shoes
(And 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.
They have had many different uses over the years for example a boutique in Sweden used Lady of The Knight as their logo, the Boogy Shoe and Hot Boogy we’re used by various singing groups, as someone said it’s just made for music. The Hot Boogie Shoe was also used by the Krewe of Muses in New Orleans one year as their theme was Musicology.
Digitised Embroidery Designs
BFC Creations of Massachusetts, USA continue to do a magnificent job of digitising my shoe designs for machine embroidery which people use for many interesting items and I am still amazed at the ideas people come up with, like I always say you are only limited by your imagination.
Quilt designs are one of the items that people often use my shoes for, there have been many gorgeous quilts produced over the years using the shoes digitised for machine embroidery by BFC Creations.
On that note here is a beautiful quilt that Carol Dixon of Modesto California has made using my designs that were digitised by BFC Creations. She has used primarily monochrome with a touch of red which acts as a perfect foil for the shoes. Carol has also married up the background patterns to the main design’s where they have allowed. All in all a striking contemporary quilt design.
Giuliana Ricama Needlework Magazine
Across the world to a publishing house in Verona Italy where there is a new and exciting Italian needlework magazine being produced called Giuliana Ricama it focuses on needle lace and other Italian needle art. My Tropical shoe was featured in one of the issues, it had been used by Pietrasanta Ricama Guild of Embroideres in northern Tuscany.
Then to Belgium Philippe Olislagers contacted me a while ago asking if he might use my Harlequin shoe on the cover of his new book saying it best illustrated his concept. The book HISTOIRE FONDEMENTS & CONCEPTS De la CORPORÉITÉs 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.
So I never know where my shoes will turn up!!
How about you?
Most of my work has been produced on A2 watercolour paper primarily using watercolour paint also pen and ink, gouache and Caran d’Ache Supracolor.