Wednesday, May 12, 2010

EDM in EDiM 1: Draw a shoe

EDM in EDiM:  While surfing other blogs recently... I found an interesting idea to keep me busy in May on the blog of Liz and Borromini Bear. I learned about a group who have decided to do a drawing a day in May from the "Everyday Matters" (EDM) list. This seemed like a great idea to encourage me to do more sketching. The timing was almost right... as I am just finishing up a fantastic Imaginary Trip to England class, which is the reason that I haven't started this EDM challenge for May until mid-month. But... thinking positive I figure that I can catch up.  So.... this is my first sketch for EDM in EDiM  (Everyday Matters in May).


Now let me tell you a little more about this shoe....  My husband and I recently enjoyed a short get-away to San Luis Obispo, CA where we went to college. Over the weekend, we met up with my roommate Christy and her husband, and a few others for a mini-reunion of sorts.  Right away I noticed a pair of cute pair of honey colored shoes that Christy was wearing. They looked so cheery - the spiral on the side looked sort of like a smile to me. The next morning I took a walk by myself to the downtown area before the shops had opened. When I walked by a shoe store - I just happened to notice a display of those same shoes in different colors (and some were bright!). I just kept looking at them, and thinking about them on my walk back to the hotel. Later in the day, Christy and I managed to get away to go back to the shoe store so I could try the shoes on. First I went for red... but they weren't quite right for me. Next I went for the dark blue - similar to denim or indigo. Ah.... they felt great and seemed like they would be fun to wear. As soon as we left the shoe store we stopped outside for a picture -- looking down at both of our pairs of shoes. I knew when I snapped the picture that I would want to paint it sometime. Then along came this EDM in EDiM challenge #1 to draw a shoe!!  



12 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

How fun!!! And they do look comfy—kind of like a pair of favorite old jeans, but with that cute swirl on them!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Great challenge to take part in! I especially like the little sketch in the corner looking down at your feet!

Marthann's Musings said...

Claire, glad you have joined us on the EDMiM. It is fun, and you are right a good jump start to sketching. Love the shoe, and the history behind it. Nice work.

travelingsuep said...

Welcome to EDiM Claire. A great start, I look forward to seeing more from your sketchbook.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Really nice drawing Claire, love your style.

Scrappy Cat said...

Cute shoe and a great sketch Claire.

alissa4102 said...

Twas meant to be - they look like happy shoes too. I am looking forward to your other EDM challenges

lori vliegen said...

love the photo (and the drawing of the photo!).....love the drawing of your new blue shoes......love that spiral.....and especially LOVE the story that goes along with it!!! congrats on joining in on the challenge! :))

Krista said...

Everyday Matters is a fun group, Claire. Glad you took up the May challenge. Great shoe story too!

Tyanne said...

Fun shoes.. Great sketch. I like pages with a story behind them

Teresa said...

And what cute shoes they are! You did a really good job painting them. I had a friend (she now lives in TX) and we used to buy matching dishes, cups, plates, etc.... so we'd both have one mug alike, one plate, etc. It was fun!

chrissy said...

oh claire...
i know EXACTLY which shoes these are!
they are soooo happy.
i saw them in a store on the oregon coast last october and have been so sad that i didn.t just buy them...green i think for me.
thank you for sharing!
this made me smile and i can just imagine how happy your feet are now my friend.
thanks for your friendship.
xo
c