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Friday, July 26, 2013

My First Video, 2013 Shoe Series!

   2013 
Shoe Series Completed! 
Shy one shoe....;0)My very first video... 
featuring an original folk song "Iron Bird" by Beardo!
He wrote it for Cupcake when she was away in London
on business a few years ago!
Grab your tea or coffee and stay awhile! 
 Or not..... I won't be offended!

Oh my, what a week! Creative interruptions and mishaps. 
If  I didn't respond to your email last week 
I apologize I had every intention to.
 Between the hairdresser, a birthday celebration, 
 costco, shopping with my daughter 
and a few other necessary jaunts,
I was spent, and needed a few days to recover!! 

Yesterday I had a brainstorm to make a slide show of all my icads!  
 After  I moved a few things around on photobucket
 I discovered I'd became a magician...yep...all the icad shoe photos
from the  last two months of posting had disappeared...Forcing me to
dawn my puzzle masters hat to get them all back up 
 in some semblance of order on my blog!
What a feat, since foolishly I hadn't  numbered them. 
I remembered where some of them went,
 the others I just guessed. It was like playing a game  of memory!
To say I was disappointed was an understatement!! 
Especially since moments before I was feeling 
so  proud of myself for sticking with this 
challenge for two  full months!
 
I think I even inspired my daughter! Who has been fabric!
painting real shoes for hubby and herself  lately! 
Beardo spotted these shoes that he wanted for work, 
but didn't like the color. The price was a tenth of what
 his normal work shoes are so Cupcake offered to paint them!
This is closer to the true color! The guys at work were
so impressed with his blue shoes one of them took this photo!!
You can see the seed nut doesn't fall far from the tree!!
 
Last year Cupcake painted herself these teal colored sandals that 
held up beautifully!! She's wearing them this summer too! It's
 hard for her to find comfortable sandals with a soft material
 lining that can stave off moisture! So at the end of the season I
found another pair she can paint when these ones wear out!
While shopping Cupcake strutted around in marked down 
dirt cheap, very high end, comfy brown shoes 
similar to the ones above! She insisted I  visualize them 
in pink and black.So I made them an icad instead! 
I look forward to seeing them done up!

 After I got over the initial shock at how thin flimsy  the new school
 index cards were I thoroughly enjoyed creating new cards weekly!
These last few icads complete my Shoe series!
I'm sure many of you are relieved!
I'm kind of sad  and will miss them,
but have a few new things on the horizon.
I painted all my cards with acrylic paint, then
 added the quotes digitally so I could preserve the 
originals without words! 
Possibly using them later down the road.
  This challenge has really opened my spectrum.
Now  I plan to gesso and paint the back of each card,
 then adhere the quotes that way!
I'd like to redo a few that I despise too!
My daughter recommended I put my series into photo album. 
Originally I was going fix them to a binder ring
but feel hesitant to punch a hole in them....
Any suggestions of how to preserve
 and display them nicely?

Sorry, very long post with 
nothing very sage to share this week!!

Did you ever join an art challenge that took you in a new direction?? 
This is my contribution to Paint Party Friday and icad Challenge!

45 comments:

Ritu Dua said...

Could enjoy the video visually only...just check if anything is wrong with your audio :(
Loved every bit of your post...as always !!!

http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.ae/2013/07/dream-catcher.html

Netty said...

Loving your video, fab pictures, fab voice and music. Such a talented family. Happy PPF, Annette x

Christine said...

well you have preserved them in a nice video! Great job your daughter does on the painted shoes.

Gloria said...

Hi Giggles, Thank you for your comment on my post. I think I would like to try it with the enamel paint sometime to see how the layers reveal themselves overnight. The figures are great for learning how to put distant figures in your paintings. They add interest without any detail. You did have sage advice here! I love all your shoes with the sage advice over layed onto them. How about some type of backer board that you attach them to to make a collage of them that you can frame. If you want the backs to show as well, place them all together in Plexiglas and hang with a chain?

soulbrush said...

What a feat- or what a feet? Ha ha Love them all and always will.Happy PPF friend.

Tammy N said...

You are the queen of painting shoes! Your art is amazing.

Faye said...

I vote for the photo albums as a resting place fr your wonderful icads, Sherrie. I enjoyed seeing all the art you posted this week and even the art from your daughter. I love the teal shoes. The lady who sits in front of me last week had on a pretty straw hat. It had pink woven pieces that exactly matched her outfit. She told me she had painted the strands to match.

MeOfCourse said...

I've enjoyed all of your shoes, they are wonderful. I have some shoes to share too. I just ordered some Converse self-created shoes and I'm so excited about it. Always love your posts. Thanks.

Kim said...

Love your video and as always, all the fab shoes! HPPF!

Ginny said...

I hope you can hear the "Bravos" that are being sent your way. I loved the video. It was great to be able to see all of your cards and quotes at one time!

And to be accompanied by Beardos music - how wonderful!

Thank you for taking the time to put all of this together. It was very inspiring in many many ways.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Such inspiring art today - in so many forms!!! Happy PPF,
Rinda

Valerie-Jael said...

Great video, you are on a roll with your shoes! Valerie

Robin Panzer Art said...

Blue, Blue, Blue Suede shoes, very cool art and video! Happy Paint Party Friday!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This has really been a fun series. Your daughter and son-in-laws shoes are too cool too. Blessings!

Renee! said...

Just fabulous Giggles! I love his blue shoes... and your work too!!!
Stopping in from PPF to say hello...
have an artful weekend!
Renee xoxo
http://www.fussitup.blogspot.com/2013/07/dreaming-and-paint-party-friday.html

Linda said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your vid with that lovely acoustic accompaniment!! Never tried to do a video myself, but I did just figure out how to digitally add words to a project as a copy so the original would be intact. Oh how the little things make me sing :)
Love the newly painted shoes too!

sharon said...

Love love the video, so great to see all your icads like that, also you can see the paint work better. The music by beardo was awesome, that is some talented household!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Dear and beautiful Giggles, that song is really, really nice and heart warming, very nicely recorded, played and sang. Packed with love. and it is amazing that you created 61 cards of shoes. Well done. Thank you for video. Music and images have relaxing impact on me. Thank you for all supporting thoughts. Big, big hugs to you and have a lovely week!

Abigail Davidson said...

Love your shoe series! Each one has so much personality, and wow, painting the shoes turned out so well! Thank you for sharing and happy PPF!

Ariel said...

You came up with such a unique theme. I enjoyed reading the stories behind each shoes that you painted. Love that blue sandals of Cupcake. Even the background of each shoe pictures are so bright and colorful.
Hope you've a peaceful weekend.
SusaN

Nicola said...

Hi Giggles, loving all those shoes, you have been very busy. Great quotes and messages too what a great idea! I think keeping them in a photo album so you don't have to hole punch them is a good idea too! :) So much fun and colour in this post! :)

Nic McLean said...

I love all your shoes and your video is a fab way to showcase them. I love Beardo's folk song- what a romantic thing to do!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I couldn't get your video to load, but that's not YOUR fault. I can't seem to get Adobe flash to load on my computer. What a mess.

I love this latest and final round of shoes. You have done a super job. Really incredible.

I'm going to store mine in a box. Originally I was going to punch two holes in each one and turn them into a book, then my arthritic hand decided that was going to be a real challenge.

Forgetfulone said...

Cute video! Love all your paintings, and love what you did with the painted shoes. Hope you're having a good weekend!

Forgetfulone said...

Cute video! Darling paintings. And I love what you did with the painted shoes. Hope you're having a good weekend!

Prairie Jill said...

Wow - what a great series!! I've been trying to figure out what to do with my cards, too. Photo album is a nice idea - I might try that!

Anne Manda said...

Great video and the song was really nice and easy, too! Love all your original and unconventional shoes and boots and slippers and flip-flops! <3

Janet said...

Tell Beardo I'm his newest fan! I love the song...and the video, too. Nice job.

You know I like painted shoes and the ones you've shown are great. I like that Beardo wears bright colored shoes.

Dianne said...

technology is wonderful when it works, but really annoying when it doesn't!...so glad you were able to piece together what you lost...your shoe series is fab!

Ayala Art said...

I would put them in a small album, the kind for 5x7 pictures or 4x6 tight. No holes!
Another way is to get a journal and attach them to the pages, in a way you can remove them?
I love them all. Maybe I will go and keep working at mine, I totally got sidetracked with other stuff :oP

Ilona Heimböckel said...

I would take any shoe post you offer! I love your shoes :-)
The video is great, only I couldn't read the texts and listen to the song at the same time. The song is really beautiful, I loved it very much! Please tell Beardo!
The shoes of the two are awesome, what a great idea to paint them!

No idea how to keep your index card shoe collection, maybe something will get in my mind later

Have a wonderful week end
Ilona xx

bellefrogworks said...

will have to watch the video later - trying to make as many comments as possible. I see all your cards on one large board or canvas. I think they would make an awesome and funky collage painting!

lorik said...

I very much enjoyed your video...right to the end! Of course I loved the artwork and i liked the message that came with each one. Music great too! Congratulations!

Joyfulploys said...

I love your shoe series...watched the video...it's terrific!

Wilme said...

This is such a beautiful post, I loved listening to the music and seeing all those shoes! You are very creative :) And those painted leather ones, I might just have to try that. Have a wonderful week!

SAMARA said...

This is the most amazing video Gigs!!! It made me cry. I "tried" the relationship thing (you and I had posted each other about) and it was indeed disaster so yup another 11 years primed and positioned for hott-gamma-hood! lol My pain is huge so watching your words on your shoes and hearing the words in beardo's song and his immensely incredible voice (I hope he has an album - if so let me know so I can get it) was JUST WHAT I NEEDED today. It was so healing. Your quotes are truly amazing with the shoes you arted. The shoes just totally typify the quotes you have attached and I hear your own story in every single one, which is what helped me today Giggles. I am so thankful for you, for your courage to make this incredible video. May I have your permission to share it on my facebook page? I will wait for your response. I know it will be as healing for others as it just was for me. Bless you Gigs. Much Love, Samara

Deborah Weber said...

I've loved seeing each week's addition to your shoe series, and now the video - what a delight! Big thumbs up to the music as well.

Miriam said...

I have loved visiting you and your shoes and of course your thoughts on the world. I saw a concertina book yesterday, I am going to do this with my cards. they won't need punching and you could make the backs ready for text.
http://kirstyneale.typepad.com/files/business-card-mini-book-instructions.pdf

Jane Wetzel said...

I know I would wear quite a few of these shoes! Cute video and awesome shoe painting!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

I am so impressed that you've made 61 cards of shoes! I'm not sure that I could come up with that many unique designs. They're adorable! Thanks so much for your very kind comment on my ICADs. xx

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful video and wonderful ahoe artwork. It is a pleasure to read and see your post! Late hPPF and have a wonderful week - Erika

NatashaMay said...

Great to see the whole shoe collection together like that. :) And yay for inspiring your daughter. Love the sparkly sandals. :)

Zorana said...

I enjoyed your video very much! So nice to see the whole magical collection at in one place. Loved the song and Beardo's voice too! xo

denthe said...

Wonderful post. I love those shoes your daughter painted. Getting some ideas now ... ;-)

MeOfCourse said...

What a fantastic video and excellent post. You never cease to amaze me. Excellent!
gloria

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