Monday, February 23, 2009

Love for Feet

Hello...how was your weekend? I did lots of relaxing and trying to be un-sick - thanks for all the nice comments! I'm excited to start this week off with these lovely illustrations by Jen Oaks. They make me very happy especially since I've recently been all about feet.

Why the foot fetish? Well, I signed up for Susannah Conway's creative online photography course called Unravelling: Ways Of Seeing My Self. If you are interested the next class opens up May 4th - check it out here. This past week's assignment was to photograph your feet (more of that to come!). As weird as it may sound I've been viewing feet in a whole new light. How we treat our feet, where our feet take us, and giving back to our feet. Our feet do so much, which makes seeing them in pretty patterned tights even better!

See more work by Jen Oaks on her website and Etsy shop.

36 comments:

kat said...

I love the illustrations - an ode to our feet. Look forward to seeing your images!

ThePeachTree said...

I hope you're feeling better! I'm so into these feet images. Off to check out more!

::Jan:: said...

Those are the best images of legs. So pretty. Jen Oaks is amazing.

Sal said...

ADORE these drawings. And I got a tattoo on the top of my foot two weeks ago and am amazed how differently I think of my feet now. Both of 'em! Can't wait to see your photos.

Michelle said...

I have the bottom print and love it!

aimee said...

these are fabulous drawings - glad you're feeling better! :)

wunderbug said...

i love these illustrations! they make me want to put on tights and scamper around.

... yes. scamper.

That Girl Designs said...

These are super fun! Glad you are feeling better. I tried to sign up for the same class, but it was full by the time I got around to it. :( Oh well, I plan to try for the May class. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share with us.

jae said...

Hope you are starting to feel better! Love the images. My daughter wears knee high print socks almost everyday. These remind me of that!

Victoria said...

These illustrations are so happy! They put a smile on my face right away!
Sorry to hear you have been under the weather, hope you are feeling much better. Thank goodness for Hulu! (Have you seen the Hulu TV commercial with Alec Baldwin? It is a hoot!)

fly tie said...

love these pictures..all the colors and patterns. i've long had a fascination with feet. well, mostly my own! they're so big disproportionate to my small frame. it's always been a curiosity to me.

jess gonacha said...

oh my, i love these so so much! can't wait to hear (and see!) more about your class, too- FUN!

Julia said...

*gasp* Her artwork is such a favorite of mine :)

Joyce said...

Oh D, keep us posted on your class! I was too late too sign up for the current class. Do you feel comfortable sharing?
PS glad you feel better! xoxo

kendalee said...

Gorgeous prints! Who'd have thought feet could make such great subjects? So revealing really, aren't they?

Design Lovely said...

Gorgeous illustrations. I have really been into photos of feet recently. They almost tell a story.

erin@designcrisis said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see your new pictures. Photographing feet is a great exercise because it reminds you to look down when framing a composition. (Don't forget to look up, too!)

Haley said...

Thanks for the info on the class I have been needing/wanting to get into a class like that... maybe in May? We'll see! I favorited Jen on Etsy so thanks for that too! :) Feel better!

-H

cindy : quaint said...

glad you're feeling better and i love argyle socks! these patterns are wonderful and your class sounds great.

citysage said...

Super fun illustrations, and I can't wait to hear more about your photography course! I've been considering doing one myself and could use your feedback as you go along!

Kasey said...

that online course sounds wonderful. I can't wait to hear all about it.

L'Atelier said...

the illustrations are really amazing!
to a fab week :D
xo

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Those are way cute!

Chessa! said...

ooh! I'm going to check out that class...sounds like fun!

The Enchanted Closet said...

So very, very sweet!

Girl Japan said...

These are fabulous, I can envision this sitting on my wall, amazing strokes, I love them all! Hope you feeling better!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

WOW! You are so right about seeing legs and feet in a new light. I would love tights with those patterns and colors.

Thank you also for the wonderful photography course suggestion! I've been wanting to partake in a course that will help me develop my lenses :)

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

Oh - I love these!! I might borrow them for Scoutie Girl with a linkback!! Your photography course sounds grand - I've read about that on so many other blogs!!

M.Kate said...

such colourful images :D

Hey Harriet said...

Hope you fully recover soon! That creative photography course sounds really fun. Looking forward to seeing lots of fab feet photos as soon as you've started it :)

Jules said...

how fun! i've always been pretty "anti" feet, i almost despise them...however, your cheerful little post may just have opened my eyes in a new light! can't wait to see more of what you're doing in this fun class!

please sir said...

Thanks guys! Oh I'm so glad you opened your eyes to new feet possibilities!

mary said...

I'm so with you on the cute feet! I'm looking forward to hearing about/seeing the results of your course!

Brittany Noel said...

I love these prints! I can't wait until summer when I can let my feet breathe again, and hopefully in tights as cute as these!!

ambika said...

If you havent' already seen or blogged her work, you might check out Askey. Her prints tend to have the same lovely focus on sweet footwear. I think I recently saw someone had done embroidered versions of her work. Cool stuff.

Fog and Thistle said...

How very interesting! Just joined her mailing list so I can partake in the next course.

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