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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About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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6 Responses to I choose joy

  1. Mike McCanna says:

    Lovely

    On Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 12:14 PM Lisa Sorrell, cowboy boot maker wrote:

    > customboots posted: ” 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” >

  2. Ellen Franck says:

    Now, THAT’S art! It reminds me of the micro-stippling seen in quilts.

  3. Kim says:

    wow, that is a lot of stitching. And very even.

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