Tuesday, September 08, 2009


I love shoes, I always have. Esthetics apart, for me, shoes symbolize the base on which we stand (our feet carry the rest of us), moving forward (not backwards), confidence, strength....

In my life, faced with adversity, I've always moved forward, consciously or unconsciously. I may have fallen backwards occasionally, but I've always pushed on, driven by what I really don't know. Survival? The conviction that there had to be something better?

One of the sayings I live by is, "I moved forward when there was no path." I don't know who wrote that, but I thank him or her.

[Shoe stamp by my friend Dawn Houser.]


  1. I think we shoud all move forward where there is no path otherwise we wouldn't be able to find that path. I like that saying. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Well, I like YOUR shoes!
    I like my feet bare!

  3. Such a cool shoe stamp. I love what you've done with it. I keep thinking about doing something with shoes, but the closest I've come to it is taking some photos of my feet in Argyle socks!

  4. colette!! l love what you say!!!!... and also l like what l see!!!! kisses for you!!!!

  5. That is such a wonderful quote. Looking back on all the adversity life has dealt each of us, inevitably it was overcome by putting one foot in front of the other and trusting that the new path will be shown to us in due time. One of my favorite sayings is "Trust and Allow." Those three words have changed my life. :)

    Thank you so much for your post.

    ~ Wendy

  6. When things were very down for me a few years ago, my motto was "one step at a time, just one step at a time". Love the art you created with the shoe stamp/buttons.

  7. I have a small collection of tiny shoes. That is a wonderful saying. I try to keep an " open mind " and see things from each side. It's not always easy, but I'm getting better at it.

  8. Oh, yes, Dawn's shoes with your "magical" touch applied! Love these little tags...what more can I say?

  9. Beautiful little shoe images on sewing paper. Love em!


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