Friday, 16 March 2012

SHOE FETISH? ....and a challenge?

I don't actually have a shoe fetish, more of a shoe problem as you will see. Part of my condition means that the balls and heels of my feet hurt a lot, but if I get shoes with a good thick sole (eg trainers) I can manage. Well I laughed when I saw this picture in a magazine because it exactly illustrates the tension between what I'd like to wear and the reality of what I need to wear ...
This is a Caran d'Ache crayon background - they're still my absolute favourite medium, and I am now saving up for a bigger set of colours, because 30 doesn't seem enough and 84 sounds brilliant!

I also revisited a technique I use sometimes of cutting out words from magazine (free materials!) and trying to use them to say what I mean. Then of course came the fun part of tackling the empty bits,which seemed to need filling up, and I used an Invoke Arts stamp to do the creeping tendrils or whatever they are which always makes me smile. I also added a stamp of a shoe which looks like several I own, and reminds me of ones I wore as a kid.
So (as ever) having dug out these secret longings this was an attempt to resolve them by making a page about my negative feelings. Sometimes it helps to work through them. On this occasion it didn't - my inner child is still shouting for peep toes and pink patent. Sigh.

But on a brighter note .... the picture below is the beginning of a page I was working on yesterday, when it occurred to me to issue a challenge! Are you up for it? OK well your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own journal page (or indeed whatever) on the theme of "it makes me mad"!! Leave a comment with a link and we'll all have fun finding out what really gets up your nose, and you'll have the therapeutic benefit of getting it out of your system ...

4 comments:

Traceyr said...

Haha what a great challenge but I think I could fill a book with what makes me mad! I think I am turning into a "Grumpy Old Woman" haha.

:)

Ali said...

Love the vibrant colours on this page - and oh, I can so relate. I have bin bags full of high-heeled shoes.. with arthritis in both my knees anything but flat soles is just murder!

P.S. Got a blog award for you on my blog. :)

Make art be happy said...

Great 'shoe' page! And oh, it sounds so familiar...Absolutely lóve high heeled shoes, but wálking on them...hmmmmmm...

Bettythebaglady said...

Rosie-Same problem here with same cause (FMS). The difference is I freely admit I do have a shoe fetish and if I could afford it would buy them to look at them!I hate seeing all the amazing shoes around and knowing I will never wear them. It's even worse knowing the shoes on your own feet have probably cost twice as much. I get mine from DB shoes who specialise in wide fittings. Got some with a low heel at Christmas and have worn them once.Always joke that it's because I wore the impractical ones that I can only wear the boring ones now.Will just have to sigh over the red shiny boots in my wardrobe!!!!LOL Betty