Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Diggy, your shoes are ready

Yes, this was important to say. This is the longest I have worked on hand painting a shoe. Longest ever. It took me four months to complete the shoe. Not because I didn't know what to do but because so many things cropped up in between that this shoe took a back seat.

Thanks to the fact that the client is a great guy and has shown tremendous patience. When I started seriously on the shoe, this looked to be one of the best shoe I have handpainted for sometime. I think I use this term very loosely, but trust me this was the best shoe I have made, bestest of the best. I rate these 'Jim Morrison shoes' above Breaking Bad I made for two other clients.

I was wrong to say that Heisenberg shoe was the toughest to make, this Jim Morrison was another level altogether. Finally so after going on with it for four months, I completed the shoe last weekend only to know that Digvijay, my client and my husband's former colleague is out of town. But he was super thrilled to see what we eventually made.

Hope you all guys too love it, and basis this please don't judge my work pace. This was totally one off. Honestly in between I did so many big projects that I was feeling lazy to even pick up the paint brush which was like labour work compared to working on my Mac for the other projects I worked on.

Enjoy this till you see the new hand paint work I finished just yesterday. That's even more epic. IT IS!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Pink Floyd No. 2

I realised that I had forgotten that I also was writing a blog regularly. But trust me, last three-four months have been hectic to say the least. New office, new work, some really satisfying, some maddening, some interesting.

Of all that, last week I finished handpainting a new pair of Pink Floyd shoes for Gautam. No, not for my husband Gautam, but for a new, enthu client named Shreya who wanted to gift her husband a Christmas surprise, and coincidentally her hubby's name happens to be Gautam too.

So she ordered the shoe a good week or even more before Christmas but my vendor didn't have the size she wanted. So we had to find alternatives. One fine day, like usual, we went for shopping. This time at Forever 21 where Gautam (my husband) found these super cool white canvas pair from men's section.

He immediately took a picture of the shoe, sent it to client, got approval. All this happened while I was in trial room and had no clue what he was upto. Anyway so yes, I started work and tried my best to finish it before Christmas, but finished only on Christmas day :P

But yes, the finished product was one of my better works. The design this time was different from the previous one. This was the first time I inserted a name to make it personalised. So yes, take a look at the my recent work. And yes, this came to us via Pratik who also had got a Pink Floyd shoe a few months ago from her friend Kritika who had ordered from us.