Sunday 16 September 2012

New Shoes

There hasn't been much by way of new work or creativity round here of late.
Nothing much new since the beginning of June if I'm going to be perfectly honest.

But I'm taking one day at a time and hope that when I'm ready there will be new ideas and new work.

Meanwhile, I've been back to work this week with some teaching and making a couple of things for an exhibition that opens next week.

A couple of pairs of paper shoes made entirely from recycled paper, card, lace, trims and buttons.

You can see them at
Haddenham Galleries near Ely
22nd Sept - 4th Nov
The Craft of Turning Rubbish into Art

"Dancing Shoes"

"Walking Shoes"


  1. Oh! Oh! Oh! *excited squeak!*

    Please can I use that picture of the Walking Shoes on my 'Maps' Pinterest board?

  2. Gina, they are beautiful. I think you should copyright the design, then they could be Patent shoes! Xx

  3. Just one day at a time Gina, that's all you can do.
    Your shoes look amazing. :)
    Vivienne x

  4. Hi Gina,
    Creativity comes in waves. I think these are fabulous!
    Best wishes,

  5. I would say that there has been huge creativity - the shoes are exquisite and so beautiful. Visitors to the exhibition will just love them.
    If only all recycling could look as lovely.

  6. My Marie Antoinette shoes hang precariously over the beaded edge of my office notice board so I see them daily and can attest to your cobbling skills (that sounds vaguely rude but you know what I mean....)There's been a lot on your plate recently so no wonder creativity has stalled. With your track record I know an idea or a new direction is only just percolating under the surface. It will come soon and then watch out! x

  7. Wow! I just love the paper shoes, Gina! They are beautiful and it is a great idea for recyling and creating at the same time.

  8. What a beautiful way to take fairy steps on your road back to creativity Gina. These fulfil all my childhood fantasies of dancing princesses.

  9. Beautiful shoes Gina!

    One step at a time,take it easy.

  10. What Lesley said (apart from having Marie Antoinette shoes!). It all takes time to come back together...

  11. Your creativity hasn't gone, these shoes are simply exquisite. We all need time to recover from major happenings in our life. Cheers

  12. Those slippers are witty and beautiful, Gina. I completely scoff at your suggestion that you have not recently been creative. Really!


  13. There's something about those shoes... And I don't know what it is...

  14. Really gorgeous Gina, well done
    Twiggy x


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