Just before the holidays, Barbara asked me for a special gift: a pair of custom painted Converse All Star shoes. I love new creative challenges so I was really looking forward to working on this project…the inspiration was beginning to flow!
After a trip to the local art store, I had all of my materials for the project: a white pair of Converse All Stars, and a set of “Stained” fabric markers, by Sharpie. Let the creativity begin!
This was going to be an unusual project. I had two requests: one shoe was going to be black & white, and the other, color. On the first shoe, Barbara asked if I would use black ink, and draw whatever I wanted. And on the other shoe, she wanted a little house painting on one side, and she left the other side up to me.
I would love to do this again but it is time-consuming, and the shoes are a lot more costly than stretched canvas. If anyone is interested in a pair of custom shoes, I’m asking $200 for the shoes of your wildest dreams!