So...I wanted a pair of Toms. Wanted them reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaally bad. So I went to buy them. And couldn't find the ones I wanted. It turns out that the ones I wanted aren't sold that way-they were made the way I wanted them. Are you following me? I saw a pair of Toms with cute embroidered flowers all over them. They were an aqua blue with red orange nd yellow flowers all over them and I fell in love with them. I was ready to shell out the $60+ to acquire them, too, and then I learned the cold hard truth.
So, I figured I would buy some and paint them. Perfect. But then I realized that not all of my projects turn out well, so maybe just maybe I should practice on a cheaper pair of canvas shoes first. So, I went on Amazon.com and looked for a cheap pair of canvas shoes and found fake Toms. Yep. Not Bobs, not Toms, just a regular old canvas Toms like shoe. Awesome. Even better for $16...Yep...$16.
So I painted them. And I love them. I painted navy blue "wires" with lighter blue birds sitting on the wires. Then I took puffy fabric paint and wrote some quotes on the bottom, outside, left and right of each shoe.
"...Do what you love and do it often..."
"...Life is better with friends..."
I like these shoes.
Excuse the ghostly pale legs. Thank you.