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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Altered Shoe

If there is one thing I have learned through doing mixed media art it's that if I have an idea for something, I may have to wait to find JUST the right article I want to work on...Such is the case with this shoe that I just completed for my good friend, Velma. It is a little girl's Capezio tap shoe! This piece is entitled "Life is a Dance" and the theme fits Velma so perfectly.

If you notice, there's an angel inside on a card~Velma is one of the amazing people in my angel book, Angels at My Door, so I wanted to include that in the shoe to indicate life's blessings. This will be making its way to her this week.

There is someone named Sheridan who needs our prayers right now~I hope that you will scoot down 2 posts to read about his story and pray for him. Thank you all for being such angels!


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Nanny and Grandpa's Mosheim Blog said...

Awww.....Cindy, how precious of you to think of me and send that special shoe. i LOVE it and I LOVE you!

Unknown said...

How absolutely adorable, such a darling little shoe! And so wonderfully adorned, too. Very very pretty indeed Cindy! Hugs, Ira

Becky said...

Oh Cindy I adore that shoe.I love ballet and for a second it reminded me of a ballet shoe designed like that.Such a lovely idea.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best to you in the New Year.Blessings!

Gina said...

That is adorable! What a sweet tap shoe!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a cute idea! Turned out wonderfully!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is so precious, Cindy! I love it! Hope you're having a very happy day!
Hugs, Cindy

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful little shoe, soooo pretty! Valerie

camp and cottage living said...

Love your banner!
The shoe is so sweet. I'm sure Velma will love it.
I'll pray for your friend.
Happy New Year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I just loveeeeeeeee this!! I actually just saved one of my shoes from the trash just to see if I could alter it... lol... great minds they say! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Queenie Believe said...

A little tap shoe... how wonderful!!! Just darling!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Tara said...

This is so true! I am still waiting to find a couple of special items for this idea that I have had floating around in my head for a few months now. Love the shoe.

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is so pretty Cindy I never know what I will see when I visit your blog but it is always something amazing. My prayers are going out for Sheridan I do hope he has a speedy recovery. Take care


Dorthe said...

So adorable dear Cindy, so sweet with the angel and the words inside- and beautiful with the little coloured flowers-someone will be so happy.
HUGS Dorthe

peggy gatto said...

Well, I just love this dancin shoe!!!!

the old white house said...

this is sooo sweet Cindy! Velma will love it! I hope that you are having a very wonderful Christmas season! t.xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Cindy, this is so precious. I love it!! Love your new header too. Stopped by to say hi and let you know I'm not all that gone from blogland yet. ;)
Praying for Sheridan.
Much love,

Astrid Maclean said...

A great idea and a wonderful creation. The detail is amazing!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Cindy,
That shoe is so cute!!!! OH, and Capezios...I wore those shoes when I used to take tap dancing lessons as a girl :)

I'll keep Sheridan in my prayers. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Carol Salisbury said...

That is an adorable little shoe! Love the rolled up sheet music!
Your header looks great too!

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- That is SOOO adorable. You have given me an idea for the girls ornament for next they are all in dance. I LOVE this-it is just beautiful! xo Diana

Donna said...


This is adorable! Your friend is going to feel so loved when she receives this gift!


Myric said...

This is adorable Cindy! I like it when you put title to your artworks! Makes it more dramatic and gives it a story!

Im glad you liked my gift! I thought you could make something out of that charm :)


Tete said...

Praying for this young man and his family. Love the shoe!

Cindy said...

That shoe is just adorable Cindy!! I love the angel touch as well.Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us.

Hugs XX

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Cindy, Oh I just love your altered shoe and it is right after my own heart as I love shoes and to create with them. Your friend is going to love it. You are talented with a capital T my friend.

Wishing the a wonderful new year and many blessings in 2012.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

ShabbyESP said...

Hello Cindy,
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
What a sweet shoe you is adorable.
Many blessings to you for the New Year my friend!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy, I have been praying for Sheridans family. I love your shoe, it is awesome. please stop by my post today I mentioned you in it and wanted to say Thank you. hugs.

Brenda Brown said...

Love this piece Cindy and I bet your friend does too.
I hope you have a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!!


Okio B Designs said...

That shoe is just THE cutest!


Ros said...

Cindy this is adorable ... so pretty! Thanks so much for your comments ... I really appreciate them

PeggyR said...

I love what you did with the shoe!

Marti said...

Love your shoe, wonderful work as usual. And thank you for letting all your friends know about Sheridan. The doctors say that he is a miracle boy. Granted he has major facial injuries, but not another scratch on him. They said it was a miracle that he was alive, and not paralyzed.

Lesley said...

Lovely shoe for your friend Cindy.
Thank you for the inspiration.
I will say a prayer for Sheridan for a quick recovery, poor little one.

Anonymous said...

This is so lovely and I will indeed say a prayer for Sheridan.

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Absolutely Lovely Cindy!
Just Wanted you too know that I am Heading over to Amazon to buy your Books! I read your Blogging for Business and Your Enthusiasm and Your Generosity is Infectious! Thank you! I will be posting that Button on my Blogs as Well!

Chris Arlington said...

Happy Anniversary Cindy and Ralph! All the best in 2012. Love your little altered tap shoe it is so sweet.
Hugs, Chris

Lynn Stevens said...

Its just darling!!! I'm sure she Lobes it!!!
hugs Lynn