I grew up in a place called Green Acres. When I was really small I would go to Phil’s Shoe Box at Green Acres Plaza for new shoes. I’ve named my series of shoe-themed prints after that place.
Shiny gold foil shoe horn print, Empire Shoes!
Got a whole little shoe shop happening in my Etsy Shop!
There are a lot of extra steps when using gold foil. Black ink is applied last, and prints are set to dry
I printed the shoe horn as a companion piece to the shiny silver Brannock Device I printed last year:
My drawing of the classic Brannock Device. Silk screened in black ink and silver foil!
Later on, I found myself walking down Yonge Street, and I spotted these abandoned shoes:
Y is for Yonge Street, the longest street in the world
They gave me the inspiration to go home and draw a bunch of odd shoes for another print:
This antique frame I found at a local thrift shop suits this vintage-style print pretty nicely!
One final mini-print, which I just finished yesterday:
Who doesn’t love a shoe sale?
A country veterinarian’s journal
A sad tale
The journal of Douglas Young, 1898–99
Thomas Field’s scrapbook, Galt, Ontario
Found in a Calgary bookshop. Sprinkled with four-leaf clovers
The handwriting: H.R.H. Prince Arthur
Money Spent in 1931, by H. Wilbur Schwartz of Wayne County, New York
Pants + spenders + socks for $3.68! A bushed of turnips for 10 cents!
I picked up this book, attracted by the handwriting throughout in the margins:
The Hall of Hellingsley Volume III, by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, published in 1821
“This book is a mere parcel of balderdash”
Love Letters: Lawrence and Louise