As usual, I’m not going to go on about how long it’s been. Getting right to it!
@sciculturist’s shoes are very close to my heart. Sciculturist is what I refer to her as, cos I met her via twitter. She saw my work on this blog, and wanted something done for her too. Talk about an honour. I found it hilarious, but also quite humbling that in her quest to find plain sneakers, she ended up buying them at a duty free shop at the airport before coming to Kenya. So she brings me these beautiful Stan Smith Adidas sneakers to work on. To be honest when I first saw them I thought, what in the world can I do with them? They were gorgeous as they were!!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, what you see was a labour of love from the owner and the artist. Sciculturist had a concept of what she wanted, and how she wanted, and I was very happy that I successfully brought that concept to life, and that she was satisfied with it.
I do admit that as I was working on these sneaks, there are a number of mistakes I made, but they still turned out well, and they not only allowed me to express my creativity, but I learnt a whole lot during the time I had with the sneakers. I grew quite fond of them. But they have a good home with their owner. So enjoy the pics!