This is my contribution to the Altered Shoe Exhibit at the Grasshopper Gallery in Irricana, Alberta which I'm excited to see next week. I had originally planned to alter the form more but then decided that it would be nice if they were still functional as wearable art. It is a collection of women’s shoes that have been altered by artists to be reinvented into unique sculptures and the exhibit runs until mid-November. Since it was taking place around halloween I thought that Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven' would be appropriate. Finally found a use for the black tube of paint that I feel guilty attempting to use in my paintings (my first art teacher's adage to work only with the primary colours - red, blue, yellow & white...NEVER black!).
I also want to say 'thank you' to so many wonderful comments and suggestions on this new blog - I'm still a bit sad that I lost the previous one but I am glad to move on. Thank you for not only taking the time to see what I spend my time doing and to respond to it, but also for the encouragement I receive in this work of my heart. Finally I wanted to share a wonderful little poem that was created in response to my work - thank you very much Joy, it warms me to the depths of my heart:
"- butterflies flutter over colors
- making decisions on where to land
- sparkles like diamonds in sunlight blink and shine
- and soon
- another canvas is finshed
- it is time to curl up in that inviting chair.
To dream, to visilze, to slowly fall asleep
- tomorrow is another day."