Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Imelda is back once more

well that certainly brought you all out of the woodwork. After consultation with Doreen, we shall get our aussie friend Jonathan to do the draw from the infamous beanie (actually he has many) before the Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday - that is the rugby game between OZ and ABs in Hong Kong. That way all nationalities have a fair chance....



So here are my shoes - this pair looks suspiciously like my red ones - and in fact they are the same except that they are green. I bought them on Montmarte Boulevard as they called from the shop window. I have to say they were half the price of the red ones bought here in Perth. Ian says I should have got the purple ones as well since they are so very comfortable but a girl has to call a halt sometimes. I rushed in and asked for 'trente-neuf' and wasn't going to try them on except that they insisted - I think they wanted to see how silly they looked with my orange and pink striped socks. Potiron - I paid 99 euros for them and the shop is on the right walking up Montmarte Blvd towards La Fayette. I don't know the name and I paid cash so I don't have a reference. You can't miss it! The shoes are El Naturista.

Now this red pair is very special - I love the shape and you will see it in my Paris book which I have in my head and in my little sketch book. The thing about going away is that the brain has plenty of time to think up all manner of excitements.
This is the sole and I am not planning to wear them outside until I have 'done' things with this so watch this space. I did however use the tissue wrapped around the champagne to so some rubbings, only I forgot my Shiva stik and had to use some cheap crayons I bought along the way.

Thanks for all the comments - I am glad my Paris pics inspired you. We had the most wonderful time - didn't go to most of the places on our list but who cares - next time or the last time we went. I think the highlights were Rue Mouffetand and the concert at Saint Chapelle. Not to mention the champagne in our apartment in the evening watching the Seine and Notre Dame - oh and everything else as well. More pics to come now that Ian has loaded them.

Jacinta and I are planning a little collaborative activity which should keep us both out of mischief and stretch our brains a bit. You will see this I hope in Ratty Tatty Papers.

13 comments:

Potiron said...

can you tell me where on boulevard montmartre you found them???? and how much you paid for them??? (as well as price and references if any)

I live in Chartres, about an hour away from Paris, and so I wouldn't mind having a look next time I'm in the neighborhood!!!

thanks!!!

bisous

Ali Honey said...

I enjoyed your photos of Paris. I am the colour of those lovely shoes.

I suspect some stamping is going to take place with the red soles?

Gina said...

Fabulous shoes... especially the soles on those red ones!

Brenda said...

Those red shoes are art waiting to happen. I could just imagine inking those soles up and creating with them!

unicornsjulie said...

Boy, what could I do with those soles, I could stamp everything. so lovely thank you for sharing. julie donaghy

fulviastudio.com said...

Oh my, those green shoes ... what happy feet!

artisbliss said...

I knew when I saw that shoe sole that it would be inspirational for you! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

maggi said...

Now that is a good excuse for buying shoes, to use them in your art!

Christine said...

Those shoes are inspiration plus!! Thanks for sharing Dale.

Maureen said...

What amazing soles, who'd have thought of shoes as a craft tool, love the green ones as well.

Doreen G said...

Wow Dale how cool are those red shoes.
You can now put you foot down and give your stamp of approval :)

Judy said...

Dale,

How lucky are you, I am a shoe person from way back until arthitis wrecked my feet - I am not envious - but thrilled there are such yummy shoes out there and you can have the joy of wearing them AND they are from Paris what joy.

Penny said...

But are they comfortable? Or were they bought just because they look so fantastic and the soles were an added bonus? I would have bought them comfortable or not!!

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