Friday, February 26, 2010

Painted Shoes...Just For Me

I told you all I would be posting about some shoes my friend Gail painted for me. they are! 

Aren't they absolutely divine? 

  I don't have a picture of what they looked like before, but imagine plain white pumps with a couple of cat scratches and a few cat bites.  You see, they came into Ruth's Room.  One day as we were cleaning up, Gail was telling Starla and I about these really cute shoes she had seen in a local store that looked as if they had been painted with acrylic paints.  We told her she should try it and see how they turn out.  She decided to take this beaten up pair of pumps that were still good (aside from the kitty damage).  She figured if it didn't turn out there wouldn't be any big loss.  I knew they would be fabulous because Gail is super-talented and has a God-given gift for artistic touches. 

When she brought in just one shoe to show us her progress I about exploded with excitement!  I knew they would look good...but this was great.  She quickly finished the other one and brought both to show off to all the Ruth's Room volunteers.  They were sitting on a table one afternoon and my daughter, Callie walked in.
  "Are these my shoes?' she asked.
"No, they're mine," I replied, "you've stolen enough shoes from me, girly."  (She just turned did that happen so fast?)
"No. I mean are these the shoes I brought in?  The ones that Jordy chewed on?"
When Gail had chosen the shoes we had no idea they had been donated by Callie.  Well, I assured her there was no way she was getting them back now!  She could find another pair for Gail to paint for her.

So I'm sharing my shoes with you.  Gail is very modest.  While she is pleased with the way they turned out - the little dots all around the edges are her favorite element- she doesn't think that she did anything anyone else couldn't do.  Well, maybe there are those out there that can, but I can't.  And I know that if Gail wasn't my friend, there would be no way I could afford to buy shoes like this.   It's not real clear in these pics, but each shoe is painted with the same elements, but is not identical.  The background is a gorgeous turquoise.  Tiny white dots border the edges at top and bottom and grass seems to be growing from the sole up onto the upper of the shoe.  At the back of the shoe and all along the opening of the shoe are tiny pink and Merlot-colored flowers on a twisting vine.  Each toe is accented with white dots in a dancing pattern.

I will be wearing these for the Get Your Glam On Fashion Show being put on by Ruth's Room.  More on that next week! It's only a week away!!!

 I'm trying to encourage Gail to paint more and let me sell them for her.  What do you think?  Is there a market out there for these kind of adorable and fantastic shoes?


  1. Wow! She did an awesome job! It's fantastic!

  2. Those shoes are smokin' hot! You have to check out my post tonight.

  3. That's hilarious!!! I can't believe they were your daughter's shoes and you ended up with them!

    They look awesome. Gail is very talented indeed!

  4. I think there would be a very BIG market for these shoes - they are fantastic!!!

  5. Yes - Gail is amazing and she is so sweet. However, Cindi did a wonderful job her first time with a paint brush and shoe. From blah to yah!

  6. Oh my goodness - I'd be afraid to wear them because I'm so clumsy I'd scuff them! They are awesome!

    Those heels are made for walkin!!!!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  7. Those shoes are beautiful. I bet you'll look like a dream in them.
    Thanks for sharing and tell your friend she did a terrific job.
    Take care and God Bless!


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