As an avid reader (and sometimes commenter) of your Blog, I have long been inspired by the projects that others have shared highlighting their ZIAs (Zentangle Inspired Artworks). Although this is not a 'new' project, they have garnered enough commentary on their occasional outings for me to think that you guys might like to check them out, too! I know that these are not the first shoes to come your way; but *of course* I am rather fond of them; and very tickled with how they turned out ;-) They have been generously sealed with Scotch-Guard, and have not suffered in the few wet weather days that they lifted my spirits with wearing.
I was initially inspired to create a pair of Zen Sneaks when I discovered that Utrecht now offers the quintessential 'blank canvas' for feet: Primed Canvas Converse All-Stars! However, being the bargain conscious girl that I am, I opted for a more wallet friendly, and at the same time - UNIQUE, canvas for my inspiration. I found a pair of limited edition Chuck's for half the price, and proceeded to make them my own. These were part of a limited edition, artists series to promote the Product (RED) campaign to end AIDS. The 'broken' surface, created by the patchwork sections screamed to be tangled!
These are my 'signature footwear' for various art events; and were completed in time for their debut to be at our Guild's Christmas party, last year. They were a big hit ;-)
I look forward to sporting them to future artful outings, and hope that you, too, enjoy the effort to share the joy that is ZenTangle! Mayhap, they will make the trek to a CZT class in the not too distant future... *that is my hope, anyway!*
Nice shoes! We love how you took advantage of their "pre-strung-ness."
Thanks for sending that.
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