I painted my shoes. My new Nike shoes with pink wings "swooshes". I used paint by Angelus which is made for painting leather. This was my very first project. I posted a video of the process here. I will post an updated video and blog about how they are holding up, my thoughts, and what I would do differently next time. Anyway, I had a lot of fun and especially making something unique and original that I am wearing. It's a great way to personalize my favorite brands. I will be posting more fun videos of leather items I am painting soon.
I did a presentation for the Elmhurst Artist Guild and it went very well! I really enjoyed seeing everyone and talking "shop". This photo was of my painting demo. I painted a little chickadee. We also talked about how I got started, my art profession, and my future plans. A lot of people mentioned my loose technique and had many questions both about my painting style and techniques as well as my business and career as an artist. Thanks to Sarah Johnson and Bala for filming the presentation. It was available on Instagram live but is not longer available. The painting of a chickadee is available in my shop here: