Bad Art I Am Compelled To Share

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Shoe Fly

This is a picture of my shoe flying away. I used a model for this illustration. I put one of my girlfriend's shoes on the table. I did the first sketch with a pencil, then inked over that with my gel roller and did the coloring and a little clean up in Photoshop.

When I was younger I had a habit of losing one shoe. It drove my parents bonkers. I have an old memory of riding in the back seat of the family car on the way to see my Grandfather. I took off one of my shoes and tossed it out the window when my parents weren't paying attention. When we got there my Mother could not figure out what had happened to my one shoe. I told it had flown away.

I also remember sitting on a pier and kicking one of my shoes into the ocean. Then I ran back to my parents crying. "I lost a shoe. I lost a shoe."

My Mom and Dad just looked at each and rolled their eyes. Then Mom turned to me and said, "Not again."

"It just flew off!" I implored

Mom didn't believe me.

Do you ever have trouble with your shoes flying off? Do you love me?


  • I've always wondered when I see that ONE shoe on the side of the I know the answer!love

    By Blogger Janet, at 15:25  

  • we were poor and all the neighbor hood kids and i use to use our shoes as toys... we would toss them up into the air and see how high we could get them to go... one time i tossed mine the highest and it just never came down.... i couldn't figure out what happened to it... a few years later my dad said he found it on the roof of our house! He brought it to me and strangly enough i still had the other shoe! They were re-united so i tied the shoelaces together and gave them away, since they didn't fit me anymore <3

    By Blogger MuseTigerBrooke, at 16:08  

  • janet: Hey, you can't blame me for all the shoes. Only about 80%.

    musetigerbrooke: Ahh... a story of giving. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 17:17  

  • often I lose shoes - or a shoe...that's why it's important to have a lot so you don't go barefoot when certain pairs decide to take a break...much XXXOOO

    By Blogger Lee, at 20:08  

  • I think it's the owl in you...Owl's don't wear shoes!

    By Blogger Joy Eliz, at 21:00  

  • I've often wondered why there will sometimes be a sigle shoe lying beside the road as I drive. Aren't these shoes ever missed...? Perhaps there are many kids in the world like you were.

    I like your drawing. It makes me think of my friend Alvin from grade school. He really liked green.

    By Blogger Brian the Mennonite, at 22:12  

  • WHAT is wrong with bare feet??? Or prison boots ... Too much love at the moment Love.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 22:13  

  • Hellcat is right, although wouldn't want bare paws. I wear shoes one hour a fortnight if it rains, so never have flying shoe problem. If I did want your problem, your green shoe would do nicely thanks. Love.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 22:18  

  • Maybe you were a one-legged pirate captain in a previous life, could explain the Barry Manilow/ Bermuda Triangle business. You have to see it from his angle apparantly.

    By Blogger modroom, at 07:04  

  • I like that shoe.I have the same shoe too. Nice job!

    By Blogger Monkey Freak, at 10:50  

  • No shoe issues here.

    Love love!
    The Tart

    By Blogger The Tart, at 11:49  

  • You can see NOTHING! Might have something to do with losing shoes. Better save your eyes Dear Love.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 12:54  

  • It's a wonder mommy and daddy didn't end up in the rubber room with the jackets with long, white sleeves, but I know you were just trying to express your...


    By Blogger andrea, at 17:09  

  • Yes.... LOVE!

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 19:48  

  • it is such a relief to know that i'm not the only one with this problem. love.

    By Blogger Beth, at 00:21  

  • My shoes dont fly away. However my shoes die at the most unexpected times. Like this and this

    Its embarassing!

    By Blogger marina, at 01:01  

  • Better wearing one shoe than a single thong.

    By Anonymous Detlef, at 03:24  

  • Great Shoe! I did a cartoon starring Converse once.

    I linked you with a blogpost this morning. Hope you get more rave reviews.

    Your friend and lover of bad art,
    Joe :)

    By Blogger Joe, at 05:55  

  • HA! HA !! That's the coolest shoe flying illo!

    By Blogger Alina Chau, at 09:58  

  • Are you the person who left their shoes in the bottom of our garden?

    Is this an attempt to get a different power animal, the shoe fly???

    nice try but unlikely to work...


    By Blogger Caroline, at 10:09  

  • You loved your shoes enough to lose them so they could do cool things like fly? Cool! *Hands over lot's of love*

    By Blogger ratlion, at 10:25  

  • Your girlfriend has green shoes (and ham) or was that your idea. The curious wonder.

    By Anonymous elsa, at 13:27  

  • The tragic tale of shoes. Flight. And love. Thanks be to The Grumpiest Girl for linking you.

    By Blogger Display Name, at 14:55  

  • Oh... my shoes don't have the habbit of flying, I wouldn't have the money to keep replacing them all that often;)
    Converses are nice:D

    By Blogger Tea Zombie, at 15:24  

  • lee: I am so bad with shoes. Right now I own Two pairs of high-top Chuck Taylors. One teal pair almost too beat up to wear and one pair all black. for my dress up shoes. I also have a pair of flipflops.

    joy eliz: I think the owl is taking my shoes!

    brian the mennonite: Hmm... I don't know.

    Hellcat: Do they give you boots in prison or just slippers?

    anonymous: How long is a fortnight? Shoes don't bother me so much. What I really can't stand wearing is socks. Blech!

    modroom: Ahh... You're on to me!

    monkey freak: I'm glad so many people were able to recognize it.

    jody: Ha! I bet. I hear tarts have lots of shoes.

    Hellcat: Thanks. I will save them in a jar.

    andrea: Who said mommy and daddy didn't end up in the rubber room? Bwhahahahahahaha...

    merlinprincesse: Yes? Your shoes fly away?

    kim: We are not alone!

    marina: Oh My!

    detlef: What? I can't wear a thong with my one shoe? Is that a fasion mistake?

    joe: Thanks. That's cool!

    alina chau: :-)

    caroline: It is my shoe in the garden. I think I prefer the owl to the fly for my power animal.

    ratlion: If you love something set it free. But my shoes never came back? I guess they didn't love me.

    elsa: She does indeed have green shoes, but no ham. I don't let dead meat in the house. Nice Seuss refrence though. :-)

    justangela: Thanks for dropping by. I love that grumpy girl.

    Tea zombie: Me too. I'm glad my shoes no longer fly away.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 00:04  

  • i love my shoes a lot-i don't lose them but i have thrown one of them once to kill a crawling insect yuk

    i love your girlfriend's shoe- like the color and the sky!

    By Blogger isay, at 02:18  

  • My younger brother had this this day it drives my Dad insane!! I love your shoe!

    By Blogger Andrea, at 14:31  

  • I love your eyes Unknown! *vomit*
    I love your jar Unknown *vomit*
    I love you Unknown *vomit* *choke* *vomit*

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 17:09  

  • i love your flying shoe! love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 21:01  

  • isay: Heh, heh... I wish I could go barefoot all the time.
    My girlfriend is very colorful and has more shoes than I can count.

    big a: I'm not alone! :-)

    Hellcat: Always leaving a little love in my shoe eh?

    valgalart: :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 10:23  

  • I like your flying shoe.
    I didn't realize I had another (two) thing(s) to be thankful for:
    Your mother might deserve sainthood.... or at least some good meds.

    By Blogger Knitting Painter Woman, at 16:27  

  • I have trouble with something flying off but not shoes...jk

    By Blogger D. Maria, at 19:56  

  • sultry painterwoman: My mom would agree with you. I am not so sure. :-)

    d. maria: :-o

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 22:32  

  • I think it would be kinda funny to see you in a thong... hehe, oh and i love your shoe <3

    By Blogger RedT0pMedusa, at 01:20  

  • redt0pmedusa: You wish! The sight would be so stunningly beautiful you would turn to stone. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 11:41  

  • OMG! i just bought a lovely new pair of green shoes which look just like the one in your drawing. Hmm, i hope one hasn't flown away, i should check to be sure. Love!!

    By Blogger Hero's Cousin, at 08:31  

  • hero's cousin: Chucks, I presume? Chucks Rule!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 14:05  

  • i say you should draw your girlfriend next.

    By Blogger Shane, at 19:59  

  • shane: I could not do her justice.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 23:30  

  • Sounds like you were quite a character as a child. Thanks for sharing your art!

    By Blogger Mercy's Maid, at 13:41  

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