Piled up Shoes and Slippers, ink & watercolor, 5x16"

Piled up Shoes and Slippers, ink & watercolor, 5×16″

More crazy dreams! The night after the lost keys dream, I dreamed I was at a retreat where I kept losing my shoes. So of course I had to draw them, just to be sure they were still here.

Lately my every-day sneakers have started untying themselves several times a day. So then I dreamed that Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake were giving me hands-on shoe-tying advice.

My Every Day Sneakers

My Every Day Sneakers

They unlaced my shoes and then snipped the laces into small pieces. They explained that you need a separate piece for each set of holes and then you knot each piece to the next. We started running out of laces. I think I’ll just start double-knotting them, thanks. Or maybe it’s time for new shoes?

Birkenstocks, Dansko Clogs and Fuzzy Slippers, ink & watercolor, 5x8"

Birkenstocks, Dansko Clogs and Fuzzy Slippers, ink & watercolor, 5×8″

Yes those are magenta polka dots on my ancient Birkenstocks: I painted the funky old shoes with acrylic paint dots and it worked great. I’m definitely not a high heels kind of girl as you can see.

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  1. I love how a crazy dream (and that sure was crazy!) can lead to wonderful drawings! Hope you have lots more crazy dreams! (Well, good crazy) 🙂

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    • Thanks Anne, Me too! I love interesting or funny dreams. Jana

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  2. Those Birks are great!

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  3. Easy Spirit makes good soles and zipper tops so you can’t trip on untied laces.

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    • I’m not quite ready for the grannie shoes with zippers and velcro yet, but thanks for the suggestion! Jana

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  4. Love the composition and color. I have been thinking about doing a pile of my shoes. I was inspired by Barry Combbs who had his class paint a pile of shoes. What fun! PS I have to double knot my white tennis shoes too. They always come untied when I have a dog leash in each hand.

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    • How great that you have two dogs but that must make it challenging to tie your shoes. After the third time stopping to tie my shoes on a walk with a friend she made me double knot them and now I do it automatically.

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