Margot Silk Forrest has been doing arts and crafts since she was a little kid stealing her mother's linen napkins and blisteringly red nail polish to make baby dolls. Besides painting and embellishing shoes, she sews wearable-art clothing and home decor items, makes quilts (when she has the time!), and beads jewelry for her own pleasure.
Her first pair of luminously painted and beaded sandals were accepted for publication in Altered Couture, a glossy magazine showcasing one-of-a-kind, handmade fashions and wearable-art projects. The publishers also used her Gypsy Sandals in a full-page magazine ad for Altered Couture 2.
Since then she and Destiny have had more than 20 pairs of shoes
showcased in Altered Couture as well as in other publications and on blogs and websites.
In addition to being an artisan and shoe designer, Margot is an acclaimed freelance book editor, writer and author of three books, including A Short Course in Kindness: A Little Book on the Importance of Love and the Relative Unimportance of Just About Everything Else.
Destiny Carter is an award-winning artist who works in
various media, including sculpture,
pen & ink, pencil, acrylic paints, graphic arts and photography. She began
painting and embellishing shoes as an apprentice at Silk Forrest Bridal Shoes.
Her work was of such high quality, she is now a creative partner at Sassy Feet and a valuable co-teacher.
Destiny's artwork can be seen at www.DestinyCarter.com.
She is also a talented graphic designer who has done all of Sassy Feet's logos, web
design, business cards, magazine ads, posters, post cards, and other materials,
including the Sassy Feet! book cover.
Here's how to contact Margot and Destiny
Photo by Andrew Trembley