All this started as I was looking for space in our shoe cupboard for my new winter shoes. I noticed that there were some empty shoe boxes because I got rid of some old shoes the other day. I wanted to use these boxes for other shoes but how will I know which shoes i have put in which box? „I can take a picture with my phone", I thought but then remembered that my printer was not working. „So, I can sketch them, this can be fun.“ It was snowing outside for the first time this year, so what can be nicer than spending the afternoon sketching my shoes cosy at home?
While sketching my shoes I realized that I had an emotional relationship to some.
I love red shoes and I love boots. I bought these FLY red boots 6, 7 years ago. In that time I knew only one shop in Hamburg that had FLY shoes and it took me a whole year until I finally bought them. I still love them and wear them a lot.
Also, these blue boots remind me of R & P because I bought them in their hometown Leamington Spa.
These are shining silver shoes. I fell in love with them immediately because they are very comfortable, pure leather on the out- and inside and they where half price! I was very unsure about buying them because I am not the type for shining silver shoes… But after a week of going to that shop every day I finally bought them and I really love them!
Also with these shoes I've had difficulties to decide. During a sommer holiday in Austria at the end of a rainy hiking day with my friend C., we visited Schladming and investigated the shops there, especially the shoe shop… I loved the orange shoe lace, but actually I didn’t need any shoes… C. was very patient with me as it took me a long time until I finally bought them. Everytime I wear them I think of C. and our time there.
I had so much fun sketching my shoes, getting lost in memories and stories that I actually forgot the reason for this big mess. The sketches are way too big to fix them to the edges of the boxes. „I can take a picture of them and print them smaller“ but then I remembered: „the printer doesn’t work…“