Tolkien, artist

Painting Dreams and Holiday Cards

A friend posted these shoes yesterday and they totally took over my thoughts. I fell in love. I fell in love enough that I bought a pair of high-top Converse shoes from Zappo and they are on their way to me. Yesterday afternoon was spent with small, stolen moments at my computer researching a variety of paints and techniques for painting on canvas shoes. I'm torn between using the air brush or a hand-held brush, but I think I know what paints I want to use. Yeah! I'm gonna paint myself some shoes - LOL.


I don't know who originally painted these, but I want a pair for
myself. So...shoes ordered, air brush ready, now to decide exactly
what images I want...



I figure it will give me something to do after NaNoWriMo because I know that life goes on after November and I also know that it is wise to put writing projects away for a few weeks when completed before the editing process starts. So now I will have something to do after my holiday cards.


Speaking of holiday cards, although they may be late this year, I have the image clear in my head and would love to send one to you - yes YOU! PM me with your address and I'll add you to my list. I don't require any in return, my joy is in the making. I have, however, received some totally amazing and beautiful cards from my friends in the US and other nations and they are always appreciated, if not mandated :-) DON'T BE SHY. I love making these even though my equipment always makes me growl. This will be my third year of sending cards world-wide to LJ friends. I hope it will be my best card ever!


We're cold now, the bright leaves have dulled down, but if the sky is mostly blue and I have a beautiful sunrise and/or sunset, it's hard for me to be depressed. I'll save my depression (which is bound to hit a few times) for the grey days of winter. I love winter, I love those amazing days when the sun makes the snow sparkle like a field of diamonds scattered across the ground and the grasses poking up like strands of molten gold. Such beauty! But...grey days are very hard for me and I hate shoveling snow (although the exercise is not a bad thing). So, I'm clinging with my fingernails to autumn and hoping that we don't really see much snow before Thanksgiving and, even better, Christmas. A girl can dream...right?
Yes yes yes!!! :))) (of course, you know why the excited squee... :D)

Have you already registered on NaNo? I looked for you under the names Engarian and Erulisse, but couldn't find you...
I am registered on NaNo, but under my writing name (non-Tolkien related): ColoradoGal76.

As for the excited squee, that could be several things, but all good. It could be the shoes, it could be the holiday card, it could be winter - well, no, probably not winter - LOL. If it is shoes, I don't expect to get to the painting until after Solstice. If it is wanting a card (which I hope you do) then PM me your mailing addy, and if it is winter...well,then you're a strange person - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Found you and added you as friend. ;)

And no, I'm sure I don't have to explain my squee... *grins* Looking forward to the final result! :)
I saw those, too - wonderful! I have a friend who used Nike's 'design your own' service - but they were certainly not like those!

We are having a lovely autumn at present - it seems weird to be thinking of cards and mid-winter - but you have given me a timely reminder that it is certainly time to begin thinking that way...
I was talking about the shoes with an LJ friend yesterday and mentioned something about painting my own. She agreed and the hook was set. Before I knew it I was ordering a pair of Converse and planning designs. I'm totally crazy!

I think I'd better practice on a cheaper set of sneakers first. Maybe it's time for a trip to Target or the second-hand store...

- Erulisse (one L)
I want a card, but I can't remember how I sent you my address the last time. I have yours. =)
Either PM you addy to me or Email to IsisRising08 (at) aol (dot) com.

- Erulisse (one L)
Just sent the mail. I had it, but I couldn't remember how it started. (smile)

I barely use messengers. I have yahoo. We could skype one day if you want. =)
You know, I've never skyped. I really should look into it, I have a lot of friends who do that regularly. Got your Email :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
I'll check into it and be sure to let you know. It would be lots of fun to chat with you.

- Erulisse (one L)
I'll be sure to post, but I won't get to the actual painting until late this year or early next. One thing at a time - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
I would love a card - do you still have my address? It is the same one as last year.
Binky -
Go ahead and PM or Email me your addy. I probably do have your addy from last year, but I guarantee it's buried and not easy for me to find :-)

Email if you prefer is IsisRising08 (at) aol (dot) com

- Erulisse (one L)