You are beautiful …

Hello …

After 17 weeks, 17 wednesdays, and 17 shoes, I think I’ll be taking a break – for the moment that is – I have other projects on the table that I need to work on. I love doing the shoes and I intend to continue on doing them, but sporadically. You’ll see more in the future.

YouAreBeautifulShoes-Collection
I have placed them all together in order in a collection sheet so you can appreciate the whole project.

ACEO-YouAreBeautifulShoes(Blog)

And I will be offering ACEO prints from the collection at my Etsy shop.

Cheers!

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Christmas stocking shoe

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Digital composition 

My apologies, but the file was corrupted (in the background you can see some green “stains”) when I changed the resolution to post on the web. I did the whole thing twice, and it kept doing it – beats me –

But anyways, how’s your stocking-filling doing?

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Metallica 

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Sketch-collage, digitally enhanced.

Hello! It’s Wednesday and I got the shoe.

Let’s shimmer then!

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Photo of the finished sketch/collage – is this an oxymoron? can I have a finished sketch? – I shot on an angle as much as I could to capture some shimmering.

PROCESS (retrospectively):

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After I had pasted the tissue, I drew around it with the Sharpie again and did some decoration.

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Pasted the tissue.

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I cut some designs on gold metallic wrapping tissue – Cutting tissue paper requires a lot of patience.

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I started with a sketch of the shoe with pencil on black construction paper. Then I drew on top with Sharpie’s metallic gray marker.

 

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The Iconic Catrina

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Ink drawing, digitally enhanced.

“La Catrina” was created by Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada in the 1910’s as a satire. It mocked dictator Porfirio Diaz’s reign. His obsession with all things European conflicted with the nation’s repression of the indigenous people. La Catrina was the main character in a series of illustrations depicting native Mexicans who scorned their own culture and tried to pass as Europeans (especially French, hence the feathered hat).

La Catrina is often incorporated in the celebrations of the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated in Mexico the first day of November – Mexicans celebrate the “rising” of the dead when parted ones come back for the day to eat and share with loved ones -. On the next day the “All Saints Day” takes place as well.

Catrina on boot drawing

Original drawing made with ink. I placed La Catrina as an adornment on the front part of the boot and that led me to have the idea of replacing the shaft of the boot with a “torso-column” inspired of course on Frida Kahlo’s painting “The Broken Column”