Susy Pilgrim Waters writes: “hi chaps..its exhilarating to be asked to play. well thats how i took the request from UPPERCASEs Janine Vangool to do a wee interview and illustrate my throw away comment about wanting to design shoes.
Its totally true..I do. I want to design a line of loafers.I jumped at this opportunity to make a mess and play in collage and paint like i used to…I feel like i want to sculpt my design, infact i would adore to take a shoemaking course.My shoe in words would be edge, sharp, mixed media, with a blocky heel..comfy.classic.Feminine but with a macho chic….my sketches started on the china town bus to NYC…bit jiggy…
SO i started with a large painting. working and drawing in my sketch books too…building the barely 2 dimentional shoe in linen , leather acrylic and gouache.frankly , its a bit daunting to bare your sole like this..but instead of being too self critical and thinking uppercase it so clean and minimalist i SHOULD draw one beautiful shoe i would have had to process this for MONTHs. (and taken the shoe course..so here it is .rustic, rough, bit nutty.)
thanks to Janine who bravely is publishing this in the
http://uppercasemagazine.com/worklife3/.I admit pininterest shoes for relaxation. – Susy