“Love Is In The Air, Everywhere I Look Around….” the heart print is definitely popular this season and looks set to last well into spring and summer… adorning beachwear, make up collections, playsuits, shorts, footwear, household items, nightwear, trousers, dresses, skirts, jumpers, tees, vests, hoodies, belts, gloves, scarves, iPhone accessories, bags, purses, tights, stockings, socks, underwear, jackets, jewellery and watches. The love heart theme certainly isn’t just confined to next week’s Valentines Day and weddings! Nor is the heart theme confined to ladies wear – yes, I’ve found some menswear bits that are not cutesy hearts but hearts nevertheless! This year near enough every designer, high street shop, department store and trendy boutique features hearts somewhere in their 2013 collections – from ditsy all over prints to bold sequin heart shapes, from mesh hearts to neat cut outs, in all colours…. so, what do you heart??!!
I’m chuffed to welcome onto the blog this week the talented Claire from Beautiful Moments Art – Hiya Claire, please introduce yourself:
Hi! I’m Claire Jones, an Essex based artist and the face behind Beautiful Moment Wedding and Occasion Art,which specialises in bespoke artwork and unique personalised hand painted shoe.
Your artwork on shoes is exquisite – where do you get your inspiration from?
I see inspiration in everything around me. Sometimes just the way the light reflects off a surface can make me think that would make a great textural effect for my artwork, other times its as straight forward as hearing song lyrics and thinking they would look great on shoes!
Have you had any strange design requests?
No not really strange as yet! A lady wants her company name on a pair to advertise her brand in a memorable way and one of my brides is having a cute saying her and her fiance say to each other on her shoes which is fun. I’ve also had another inquiry for a Paris themed shoe incorporating feathers but I’m looking forward to someone asking for something really off the wall as it brings out the creativity from the artist’s point of view to visualise the idea.
Flowers! And also for brides the ivory on ivory technique I do is popular as it retains the traditional look of a bridal shoe but can include lots of personal details or words still.
Personal now – what outfits and shoes would you normally be found wearing?
PHOTO CREDITS: Essexee Legs; Claire Jones; David Turner; Wendy Beckett