I recently was asked to set up a table at a local art gallery and demonstrate how to paint shoes. The idea was that I would sit at the table for about three hours. I had done this once before
As Margot and I flip through the top fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and W, we always see amazing (and sometimes completely unrealistic) designs from the industry crème-de-la-crème — with price tags to match. Those prices can range from
I started this blog all ready to blame the holidays for my absence from posting, but when I digitally leafed through past posts, I was startled to see that July 31, 2012 was my last blog. That was when we
Twenty-eight years after taking a job for one of Apple’s competitors in Silicon Valley, I have finally purchased my first Apple product: a white iPhone 4S. It’s very cool — and it’s very
W H I T E ! (Yes, I
The Nov-Dec-Jan 2013 issue of Altered Couture magazine has just come out — with an article I did on using new or vintage zippers to make zipper spirals or ruffles to embellish your shoes. I have added the article to our As
I’ve been hoarding photos of painted shoes and bags that our fans have been sending me, and it’s time to stop keeping them to myself. Enjoy!
This pair is called Beetleboots and they were sent in by costumer Cherries Jubilee of Cherries’
Pam patiently painting her huaraches
Margot and Destiny here, with apologies for being offline for longer than usual. We spent the weekend before last at the Education in the Textile Arts (ETA) Conference in Irvine, CA, and came home beat!
These loafers — well-loved but a bit dull — started out their second life when they were purchased in a thrift store for $5 by my favorite mixed-media artist, Erin Perry. They were plain tanned leather with that natural unfinished-leather
I’ve been wanting to experiment some more with stencils on leather, so I decided to give this plain black leather portfolio a drastic makeover. I’ll give you a tour of the finished “product” in pictures and briefly describe the process.