I Want Stars On My Feet

I Want Stars On My Feet - student project

It all started when my beloved chucks got a little... smiley

I Want Stars On My Feet - image 1 - student project

And then there was a Buy One Get One sale on plain canvas shoes... The best choices were a navy pair with white topstitching and a plain white pair. I don't know that I'd do white shoes as a base again, they were a lot of extra work but they did end up being my favourite pair!

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So with a friend over to play (he was just painting on a canvas though) and my roommate painting her own pair (while simultaneously packing for her flight leaving later in the evening), I jumped in with the tape. Erin will be posting her project as well I think after her plane lands!

These were my main nebulae references...

I Want Stars On My Feet - image 3 - student project

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The tape wouldn't stick very well but it worked out. I've played around with galaxies using watercolours before and I found that I hated how they looked right up until the stars went on... the shoes were no different!

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Will post the results after they're laced up again!

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My new shoes on the way to the bus stop... 

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And the other pair. They're cool... they're just not green and glow-y.

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Awesome class, Tab! Thanks for the fun evening ;D

Jody Linn
Artist, conservator, cake provider, insomniac.