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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Flip Flop Days


Way back, about five years ago, I had this idea to paint a series of flip flop paintings. I painted these flip flops on 4"x6" pieces of unstretched canvas and sold them on ebay before there was etsy. I sold almost every pair, mostly to one women in California. I'm not sure what she did with them all. I think she may have been a scrapbooker. But I remember her saying she was hanging them in her home. Who knows. Ah, good times.


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I love these rubber ducky ones.
And these grapes with the breakaway brick background (although the shoe shape is a bit funky) This pair belongs to Hayley

And these were a gift for my sister who is and incredible knitting instructor and a gifted knitter.

I also love the fish, seahorse,starfish and whale pairs (as seen in the collage above.)

I hope you have enjoyed my trip down flip flop memory lane. I will be doing a bit of reminiscing until I can solve my camera dilemma.

13 comments:

meandtheblueskies said...

Those paintings are awesome and very creative. You really have some talent there. Glad you were ahead of me at SITS today or as the contest requires, Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!!!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

cute!!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Cindy these are too cute. I have a client that is a flip flop freak!! Obsessed with them. I actually had a valance made in her kitchen with custom made flip flop fabric. So funny, she stopped by my office yesterday after a trip to TJMAXX and managed to find two pillows with flip flops on them "where can I put these"she says. Im not big on themes when designing. But with her, I have to let that cardinal rule go because there is no getting past her obsession!!

Chris said...

I love the duckie flip flop painting! These are so cute and such a great idea......wish I had your talent! :)

ElegantHobbies said...

Beautiful paintings and very unique.... Gotta Love them Flip Flops..

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Cindy,
It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate your kind visit to my blog. You're always welcome!

The flip flops are adorable!

Have a blessed evening. ~Melissa :)

Sarah Brown said...

We are in San Diego on vacation so perfect post!!!!!

Mama Mel said...

These are sooo cute! I love flip flops! I wear them every day! :)

Mommy Bear said...

Those are so cute! My favorite is the duckie one.

Hayley said...

I had no idea you painted so many...I remember some, but not all. I wish I bought more!!!!

Olive Rue said...

Those are really cute, Cindy. I like the duck one too. How's the chalkboards coming along? Have a great week!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Thank you all for commenting on my flip flops!
Crystal-The chalkboards are selling well on etsy. I've sold 14 so far!:) I'm thinking of doing some craft fairs this fall. I think it will be fun.
Thank you for asking.

Yaya said...

Wow! These are awesome! I love flip flops and how they represent the freedom of summer. You are so creative!