Shoes Your Weapon

I like a lot of things. As my family will agree, I really like shoes.

This tiny Victorian boot was so inspiring to me.

Yes, I made it, but when I finished, it was such a pleasing little thing, it made me want to go farther than just having a boot in a snowglobe. I even took it to work one day and showed people and exclaimed, isn’t this just the coolest thing?  It’s less than two inches tall, and fits in the palm of one’s hand perfectly. I kept it on my desk for a couple days, just enjoying looking at it, the way it was, before the wheels and cannon balls were even in the picture. But originally I didn’t have a design in mind, I had just wanted to see if I could create a convincing miniature Victorian boot.

Then one day, I was just looking at the boot and it reminded me of the shape of a cannon. I added the wheels and the fuse, a few cannon balls … it took on a life of its own at that point.

As you’ve noticed by now, I love the visual pun.

And so, one of my current favorite globes:

Shoes Your Weapon.

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