Monday, October 20, 2008

IF THE SHOE FITS -WORKSHOP IN CORTONA

"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous." Elsa Schiaparelli


It's been such a long time since I last posted. I am back tracking substantially here. The primary reason for my recent trip to Italy was to attend a workshop with Michael Demeng. I based my project , a book, on Italian shoes. I am not really what you would call a "shoe freak", I was inspired by tapestries in the Vatican Museum where I took photos of the details of Roman sandals. I posted a photo awhile back, of a sandal I drew in copper. I took it with me and used it on the cover.


Inside, I used a shoe I purchased at the flea market we visited, along with other "found objects.

I found it to be a difficult task. Most of the week I was very focused on trying to make the shoe NOT look so much like a shoe...........don't ask!!!!

I shipped it home and it just arrived, so I'm playing "show and tell".








I had the opportunity in the last few weeks of spending time in Santa Barbara, California (a wedding) , New York City , where I picked up my friend Judy Wilkenfeld (Red Velvet Creations) and we met Seth from the Altered Page........yes, we did. Spent time in Philadelphia and then Washington D.C.

More info to come.

"I did not have 3000 pairs of shoes, I only had 1060." Imelda Marcos