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Monday, January 6, 2014

Day Six - Taking A Nap

Day Six - Taking a Nap

Aren't these the cutest little old shoes?

You know what I think about when I see these shoes sitting there?

There's a little person somewhere hopefully down for the night or taking a nap.

I had four kids in seven years
and believe me when I say,
I love them dearly,
I also loved nap time or bed time.

Kids are work!!
Lots of work,
and while they need a nap so does Mom and Dad.

I don't even know if kids even wear these shoes anymore,
but my kids did and 
let me also say,
these shoes can take some abuse.

I found these in an antique shop still in the box they came in,
and I don't think any of my kids shoes looked this good when they grew out of them,
which sometimes only took six weeks or so.  

I remember polishing these bad boys so they didn't look so rough 
for church on Sunday morning,
but every week they'd need it again the next Saturday.

Anyway I love them.

I hope their new owner loves them also.

How I got from A to B to finished painting.


  1. aw! Those are some sweet shoes! Love your painting!

    1. Thanks Cathy. I'm sure I'll be painting them again sometime. They bring back so many wonderful memories.

  2. I think you knocked this one out of the park, my friend. Love your style!

    1. Thanks Meredith. You are always so supportive. I was happy with it, but I want to try again too.

  3. Hi Sharon - what a coincidence I also painted baby shoes today. I bought mine at Walmart - I have no grandchildren but I couldn't resist them for $2.00. My kids baby shoes never looked like that either after the first day. When I read your blog I thought of what my husband used to say - The days are long but the years are short. Love the painting

    1. Thanks. You're husband is so right. My kids are grown and I have a granddaughter going off to college in the fall. My little shoes also cost $2.00. They are so sweet. You can almost see the little feet in them.

  4. Ha, I almost picked up some old baby shoes exactly like those (to paint.) Maybe I should go back and get 'em! Really sweet post, very nice.

  5. Thanks Diane. Means a lot coming from you. I don't paint many still life's, but they had me at hello and I knew I'd be painting them. Go get those shoes.


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