Hand-painted Slip-on Canvas Shoes for Summer


While on vacation in Florida, I watched artists hand-paint canvas Toms slip-ons.  Although I do not have a pair of Toms, I do have two pairs of casual and comfy summer slip-ons that I purchased on sale. [Keds and Grasshopper brands] They were pretty boring as shoes go but oh so comfortable.  Feeling whimsical, I decided to paint them.

For the denim set on the left I  traced star designs and filled in the outlines with white acrylic craft pain.  For the white set, I tried an all-over design of small cherries for a Door County theme.  To help set the design I sprayed both sets with a silicon water-proofing spray.  Summer fun!


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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