Susy Pilgrim Waters wants to design shoes!

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


  • Hello Yes!
    Susy would be great at this shoe design business. Love the illos!

    August 20, 2013
  • Hi Susy, LOVE the shoe paintings so much! Your colors are gorgeous!

    August 20, 2013
  • I would proudly wear the susy p shoes as i walked the city! Love the stream of consciousness shoe design process!

    August 21, 2013
  • Thanks so much Susy for sharing your fun process. I really love getting a glimps inside another artist’s process, and yours sounds super fab! Best of luck w/ the loafers and can’t wait to get a pair myself!!! <3

    August 30, 2013

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