I choose joy

Last night I had a vision of myself as an animal newly released from captivity, flying, twirling, spinning, and flexing almost-forgotten muscles. I haven’t forgotten my daughter Paige, taken from us so brutally and too soon; I mourn her loss every single day. But I am stuck here without her and I am choosing to embrace healing.
For me, that means designing and pushing my limits again. I had an idea for these boot tops–inspiration to do something I’ve never seen before. I wanted these boot tops to look like stained glass, so to better define the “glass” sections I’ve filled each one in with lavender stitching.
You might notice I’ve only taken a photo of one panel. That’s because this takes a really long time and I do not have the attention span or stamina to do all four panels in one day! I’m going to start another boot top now and alternate stitching these and working on the new boot top.
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Art and Craft

I finished putting the first of these together, looked at it, and said, “Oooh, that’s Art!” Shows what I know.

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Mockingbirds

First I create the pattern for my little bird and mark the patterns onto the appropriate colors of leather, then I cut out those pieces very precisely and skive them, and finally I put them together. Now I have a flock of birds ready for the boot tops!

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Beginnings

I’m going to try something totally new on this pair of boot tops and I don’t know if it will work, so don’t make up your mind if you like them or not yet.

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Introducing…

Introducing: “Turning to the Light”
From now on, if it’s available online, I’ll post a link to the song the pictured boot is named after. Link to song

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More fun

This is the third pair that I’ll be finishing this week.

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The fun never stops

I should have this pair finished soon.

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