Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wedding Shoes!

Do you love peacocks or purple feathers? Then you'll love my new work in progess: Bouquet Wedding Shoes! I sticking to a purple, blue, and green color palette to match the colors of an elegant peacock feather. I've looked through so many pictures of of beautiful bouquets for inspiration and research on what flowers would look good together.

I will eventually paint some peacock feathers to flow along the sides! Kind of like the peacock feathers in the picture below. I absolutely LOVE the way it looks!

I'll keep you updated with pictures of these shoes as I work on them. If you know anyone who loves peacock feathers and is getting married soon, send them my way! ;)

Miranda Marie

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pink Hand Painted Baby Boots!

I would like to introduce to you a very special friend of mine named Bailey. She is two years old, and already is a fashionista! Here she is showing off her Hand Painted baby boots that I designed for her. Doesn't she look adorable? :)
Since her name is "Bailey", I designed the boots to have animals, and objects that started with a "B"! 

Check out the listing for these shoes to see more pictures:


Each shoe is a completely unique work of art. Some of the illustrations included on the shoes are Bees, Buttons, Butterflies, Bubbles, Bugs, and Birds!

Thank you so much, Bailey, for modeling your new shoes!

Miranda Marie

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Featured Fashion Illustrator: Cate Parr

Hello Friends! I wanted to share with you a VERY talented watercolor fashion artist I recently came across on Etsy. Her name is Cate Parr. She was born and raised in England and now resides in Los Angeles, doing what she loves! She is an inspiration! Take a look...

 If you want to more of Cate's extraordinary artwork, check out her Etsy site:


Make sure you like her on facebook! ;)

Miranda Marie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Sleeping Babies: before I painted shoes.

Hello friends! I thought you all might be interested in seeing what I did before I painted shoes.

I used to work at a daycare with the 1 year olds. It was a full time job, so I had little time to do any artwork, except for during nap time. It was the perfect time to sketch! The room was quiet, softly lit, and filled with twelve beautiful sleeping babies. Even now, I look back on those times with fond memories.

Each day during nap time, when all the little ones were sleeping peacefully, I'd choose a child to sit next to and I'd sketch for about 30 minutes. It was interesting to see how each child slept. Some preferred to sleep on their bellies with their bottoms propped up in the air, while others reclined back with their arms beneath their heads. Some had to have pacifiers in order to sleep...

...while others drooled, but in an adorable way! Lol!

In every way, I count myself blessed to have been a part, no matter how small, of these precious babies' lives. And I am so glad that I have these sketches to look back on to remember the sweet times we all had together. Sigh, I miss them all so much!

If you enjoyed looking at these sketches, you are welcome to come see some more that I posted on my facebook page:

God bless!
Miranda Marie

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Exclusive Sneak Peek! Koi Fish Boots!

The big reveal is coming soon! Since I am close to finishing, I'm just going to give you a small peek at what the boots look like right now in order to save some mystery.

When I told you I was going to add a splash of color, I realize now that was an understatement. I've got WAVES of color now! And do you want to know a secret?

...the waves swirl around the whole boot!

I will let you all know when the big reveal is and when you will be able to purchase them in my Etsy Shop! Keep an eye out, because it will be first come, first serve.

Miranda Marie