I’ve had my Red Shoes for years.
They were expensive, Jon wanted to buy them for me and I let him. It was probably the first gift Jon gave me that I received graciously
They are the shoes both Fate and Gus slept on as puppies and the pair of shoes I wore to India. They’re the shoes I draw again and again.
I’ve had the velcro on the straps replaced, the lining is shredded in places, and the soles are worn. They are perfect.
Last week, when I picked up a piece of cardboard and a marker to make some more Mailart, my eyes settled on my red shoes, still on the floor where I kicked them off.
When I finished this drawing I knew I was going to mail it to my friend Cindy. She send me a pair of red shoes from her childhood doll that I keep in my studio. She get’s my red shoes.