Monday, November 23, 2009

This is the result of a writer/artist collaboration for Tinderbox Network's second magazine entitled 'In These Shoes'. I illustrated a piece written by Evelyn Walsh (Text below)

"She sat for a while, looking and listening. It was thirty years since she had been to the city and it had changed, changed utterly. So many people, busy confident good looking people. She manoeuvred her wheelchair deeper into the bustling shopping centre and stopped at the window of the shoe shop, a single shoe on display, suspended in a way that made it look as if it was floating. It was shiny patent, deepest crimson red with a bowed front and a delicate spiked heel. They were beautiful. In these shoes she thought she might once again dance the tarantella. She watched her reflection in the plate glass window, an elderly overweight solitary figure fumbling beneath the chair for her purse. Her gnarled arthritic knuckles found the once shiny advertisement torn from a magazine, she opened it and laughed aloud. Yes! It was the coveted Jimmy Choos. Her heart pounded harder than it should. She briefly wondered was she having a heart attack. No matter. If she were to die they could bury her with the shoes on.

And we did."


  1. Michelle, only got the 'zine' the other day and I was so proud. What beautiful illustrations! You totally caught the feel of the piece. Thank you so much!

  2. Thanks Evelyn. I was delighted i got to illustrate your piece, i loved it. i only got the zine recently aswell - and did you hear it made it into the catalogue of the National Library of Ireland?!
    i think i'm editing the next one so i may be on to you for another piece.