Happy New Year and all that good stuff.
If the Mayans were wrong and the world doesn't self-destruct in 2012, I suspect that I'll be painting lots more TOMS shoes. I can see it now, the apocalypse brewing in the center of the Earth, and I'm sitting at my desk, taping off the soles of the shoes so paint doesn't get on them. Meteors crashing onto the Earth's surface and I'll be sketching letters. Tsunamis and earthquakes terrorizing the people and I'll be painting Bible verses on shoes.
All la-di-dah and whatnot.
December came and went and with it was my virtual TOMS shoe sweatshop. Michael and I were cranking out TOMS shoes left and right. Right up until Christmas Eve. I'm happy to say everyone got their shoes before Christmas. Whew. Alongside all of the Philippians 4:13 shoes, we also created a different design that turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself.
When the client asked for Psalm 23 (his wife's favorite scripture), I thought hmmm, this might get a little tricky.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
You feel me? Thankfully, they were happy to have only the first verse. It was nice to do something different. They came out really cute in grey script and pink highlights. I know, so modest.
|The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.|
Anyhow, if you are interested in getting a pair of TOMS painted, be creative. You can choose whatever color shoe you want, your favorite color combination and your favorite verse. See, it's all about you. They are on your feet so they should express something about the wearer, right?
Once again, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in getting a pair of shoes hand-painted.