DI don’t know if Margot and I have ever mentioned this before, but we love, L-O-V-E, getting pictures from people who are using all the information we share to create their own unique wearable works of art.

Come to think of it, we talk about it quite a lot. We blogged about it here, and here, and here, right here, and over here, and here, too. Those examples hardly scratch the surface of the copious amounts of shared creations.  No matter how many pictures or emails we receive, each one is still like opening a brand new gift. And since it’s the season of giving, we would like to share a couple of the most recent gifts we’ve received.

CherriesJubileeThis rich pair of purple booties comes to us from the ever faithful artisan Cherries Jubilee. She calls these darlings Deadly Nightshade.

Cherries wrote, “They were originally brown and had the little brown diamond embroidery at the neck.  I used the Angelus suede dye in purple.  I hand-painted the nightshade flowers and berries freehand using Lumiere Citrine, Pearl Emerald, Pearl Magenta, Crimson and Angelus’s violet and yellow.

The laces are vintage silk laces that came with copper aglets (metal tips).  These are called “Deadly Nightshade.” Since I live in the great Northwest, I decided to waterproof them with Tarrago Nano Protector. It works great on suede and water will bead off of it unless you step in a puddle.”



Next we have a remarkably outrageous pair of men’s shoes that come to us from Down Under painted by Wendy B.

Wendy’s email read, “I wanted to thank you for your prompt service, I was worried I had left the order too late to arrive in time to use before Christmas.  Anyway, I was so happy with what I was able to achieve the I wanted to show you personally…  My grandson is 25 years old and a DJ at a club in the CBD (Central Business District) in Melbourne, Victoria.  He has outrageous clothing choices at times, and I thought these shoes would suit him well.”

Wow! I’m not sure if I’m more delighted by her finished product or the fact that she all she needed to mix this range of colors was our Neopaque Kit.

As usual, I’ve got visions of these fabulous creations whirring around in my skull, inspiring me to pick up my paintbrush and do something creative. Thank you, again, for sharing your creations with us.

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