Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jessica & Her Shoes

This is Jessica, she's getting married to my best friend, Jared, on June 4th!  She is this silly, soft-hearted, good person, I'm lucky to have in my life.  She always supports my art endeavors.  She's the first to offer if I need any kind of help, comes to every event I do, and will wake up at 7 am, to go to a craft show and stay outside all day in the raining pollen to support me!  Don't you wish she was your friend too now?  She is truly a great friend, and awesome person to have around.  I always tell her thank you, but I wanted to do something special for her to show my appreciation. So I took her love for dinosaurs and bright colors and this was the outcome!

So she loved them, and everyone was happy.  Well THEN, I was checking out the engagement photos and what shoes are Jessica wearing you ask?!  The TOMS I painted for her.  She didn't mention it, so it totally surprised me.  I was so excited and flattered.  That someone would love my work enough to wear them in some very important photos! More Photos of Jessica's TOMS
 

Want to hear her side? Here it is!

What can I say about my amazing custom TOMS?! I can tell you one thing for sure....they are, without a doubt, a fabulous expression of me! When Kelli asked me what I wanted on my TOMS, I had no idea. I told her to surprise me. Well Kelli fans, that's exactly what she did. My TOMS were AWESOME! I couldn't find the words to express the awesomeness. I still can't. I'm no stranger to Kelli's art, but even I was in awe of the detail of the designs.

I am bonkers about dinosaurs so I obviously love the dino scenes! There are so many different dinosaurs on there and the plants and mountains are super amazing also.

The tops with all the different colors and shapes and lines are awesome as well. I love bright colors and funky designs.

Kelli is amazing at her art. There is clearly no question about that. I was just overwhelmed at how much my shoes represent my personality with me giving her nothing to start from.    -Jessica

Jessica & Jared's Engagement Photos were taken by James Robicheaux.  
Check out his work at http://www.jamesrobichaux.com/

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunflower TOMS Featured

Always feels awesome to be included in a treasury!

'Simply Sunflowers...' by smkdesigns


Elements of Surprise Origina...
$105.00
Felted slippers Sunflower- h...
$85.00
Sunflower, Oil on Stretched ...
$120.00
Sunflower paper pieced quilt...
$3.25
Sunflower Blaze, glass tile ...
$12.00
ACEO Original Acrylic Painti...
$15.00
Golden Yellow Sunflower Vase
$78.00
TWO sunflowers on red slipco...
$41.50
Amazing hand felted sunflowe...
$119.00
Customized Wedding Invitatio...
$10.00
Newborn 3m 6m Sunflower ......
$39.00
Ceramic Sunflowers Ornament
$15.00
Grandma, Mom and Teachers - ...
$20.00
SALE Sunflower Collage Art D...
$8.50
Sunflower - Custom TOMS shoe...
$77.00
Brown Crochet Hat with Large...
$11.25

Style Your Sole - TOMS

     On April 9 ,2011, I was invited to participate in a local TOMS Style Your Sole event. Pack & Paddle in Lafayette, Louisiana hosted the event and invited four local artists. I was one of the four artists there, and I had never painted on shoes.  We each had a table, and put examples of our art so people could look and see which artists they preferred.  I was the first to get asked to paint someone's shoes, which was super flattering and very nerve racking.  I didn't want to disappoint.  The shoe owners, were super cool and relax.  She sat next to me to watch me paint, and we talked about Pack & Paddle trips.  (They offer kayaking, hiking, etc trips).  I know I took forever, but in the end, I was very happy with the outcome, and so was she.  She immediately started to show hers off to the others who were debating which artist to choose.  After those, I took a deep breath, okay lets keep going. 
     I ended up having so many shoes to paint, I had to take them home to finish them all!  I painted a total 16 pair of shoes.  Pack & Paddle sold 60 pair of TOMS.  This is amazing.  If you don't know the story behind TOMS, check out their website http://www.toms.com/ For every pair of TOMS shoes you buy a pair is given to a child in need.  So this was a very successful, for their first ever Style Your Sole event in Lafayette, LA. 
      I absolutely loved it painting the shoes, and honored to participate in a good cause. Once it was over, I realized how much it changed my perspective about art.  I have always painting on flat canvas, so to go to a 3-D product was a huge change.  Now my mind set is, hmmmm what else can I paint on!  Since then I have started an Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/KellismCo) and have had two orders.  As well as painting several for family and friends.  This experience changed so many things for me.  I realized how much I loved what I did that day, and how happy I was in my element.  Now I'm pushing ahead to see where I can go from here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Boldly Beautiful

'Simply Bold Collection' by KellismCo


A Wearable Planter, No. 5

$30.00
1960's Jewel Stripe Shir...

$48.00
Green Ball and Chain Terrari...

$18.00
Raspberry Pink garland -- ...

$26.00
Felted flower brooch pin mag...

$15.00
Old Wooden Door Photo Locket...

$25.00
Genuine Leather iPad sleeve ...

$68.00
EVERGREEN - Antique Brass Pe...

$16.00
personalized note cards stat...

$12.00
Plant Form Suncatcher II Spr...

$59.00
Vintage Butterfly Pin Brooch...

$8.00
Melanie Collection

$70.00
sparkling turquoise seas

$21.00
LOVE PINK MAGNETS-set of 4

$18.00
Pre-MidCentury Large Pair Na...

$48.00
SPANISH TILE Citrus lime gre...

$3.25

Can't ever get enough green!

'Blast of Green' by KellismCo

This bunch of neat stuff in my favorite color.

Pleated Bag - Humming Birds ...

$35.00
Mineral Eyeshadow Pigment (5...

$5.00
Plush Microbe Green Fluffcro...

$14.00
Green with Envy - 21 New Yar...

$16.00
Striking Lime Green & Navy B...

$12.00
Alpine Lake Collection - 12 ...

$28.00
Dandelion Clutch by waterpat...

$22.00
6 Wool Acorn Decorations, Th...

$12.00
90's MISS SIXTY Neon Gre...

$28.00
Love in New Colors for Sprin...

$65.00
Wearable Fiber Art Necklace ...

$32.00
Lime Green Disco Post Earrin...

$14.50
Lime Green Glass Opaque Pie...

$10.99
Midland PAINTED TURTLE, a na...

$25.00
Welcome to the Woods

$100.00
Large Vintage Neon Green PEA...

$20.00