Tuesday, September 5, 2017

'My Canvas Has Laces' (1)

'My Canvas Has Laces' is the name of a fund-raising project of Shoe Bank Canada (based in Kelowna BC) whose aim is "to ensure that no Canadian should want for a decent pair of shoes".

This is their first fund-raising year and I'm one of 15 artists across Canada who will be painting a pair of shoes for silent auction on October 14. A few days ago my white canvas, Converse kicks arrived in the mail.
They are unisex shoes, men's size 12 or women's size 14. That gives me lots of space to do art on! Here are the shoes I'll be decorating, and one of my own size 8's for comparison. :)
I'm considering what to paint/draw/tangle/decorate on these shoes. Progress reports to come...


  1. Oh wow what a great thing to be doing :) cant wait to see what happens to them sneakers!

  2. This is so neat! I can't wait to see what you create ... I love your postings, please don't ever stop as they continually make me smile.

  3. Margaret, what great canvas! Will you gesso it first, like an artists' canvas???

    That was my first thought. . . to treat it like a painting. I used to love stretching my own canvases on my own stretchers. A great meditation before starting a project. Sign. I need to start painting again. Thanks for the inspiration.! Maria

  4. That's WONDERFUL, Margaret! What a worthy cause. And such a fun idea for the fundraiser. :) I love that your comparison shoe is a "Toms" ... another worthy enterprise. A very fortunate person will win the shoes bearing YOUR art!!!

  5. Margaret...Thank you for participating in such a worthy cause! I live in Penticton... 1 hr from Kelowna... and have not heard of the "My Canvas Has Laces" project! I'm really looking forward to seeing your artwork progression. Have FUN!!👍😎💕

  6. I can't wait to see what you do with these!