My sister and I, 1995 and 2011. Read about Irina Werning’s “Back to the Future” project here.
Archive for April, 2011
Posted in Etsy Favorites, tagged alexandra sophie, cave nebula, Etsy, fashion, favorite, galaxy, handpainted, heels, kustom kix, nebula, paint, sheriff nasir, space, wedges on April 8, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Aren’t these just amazing? These nebula galaxy heels have caught the eye of many Tumblr bloggers, but they originate on Etsy! They’re sold by Kustom Kix under the shop name AlexandraSophie. France-based duo Sheriff Nasir and Alexandra Sophie specialize in photography and custom painted shoes.
Sheriff is the artist behind the galaxy wedges, which are faux suede made extra-terrestrial with just acrylic paint and coated with varnish for longevity.
Sheriff cites the Cave Nebula as a source of visual inspiration, but says, “the main inspiration for this project basically came from the universe, the stars, planets and everything up there so majestic and breathtakingly beautiful in its own way!”
Illustration Friday is the online art forum by Penelope Dullaghan and Brianna Privett that celebrates the artist in all of us. Each week there is a theme to illustrate, whether you’re a professional artist or just like the feel of pastels in your hand. Last week’s topic was “toy”; you can submit a topic idea of your own. What will people dream up?
Participating involves posting your illustration on a blog or website and uploading a linked thumbnail of the piece onto Illustration Friday. Viewers can browse the submissions by medium or by style. There is also a message board for discussion and for reaching out to your fellow artists. This site is a fun way to challenge yourself creatively, weekly.