I have cut paper templates of all the small bits which make up the forms - I swear there's probably just as much 'bits' that make up an actual shoe pattern.
The pieces only start to come together once I 'paddle' them with a wooden spatula - I can then from and refine the shapes before smoothing with metal scrapers and finally, with a rubber kidney.
I have wrapped each foot individually so they keep nice and moist before I begin to build up legs. Tomorrow, I will begin to cut and shape the details on each shoe, which should be fun as I have 4 pairs of Ghillie Brogues....
|like little soldiers all in a row|
|offering up the cut-ots before taking them all off and scratching them to join|
|After paddling and smoothing|
|A homage to the cartoon shoe that was 'dipped' by Christopher Lloyd in Who Framed Roger Rabbit...|
|One of the 11 pairs of lady-shoes|
|Pile of scrap that will be dried and made into paperclay next week|
|19 pairs of feet in all|
|Dont they look preddy?|