One Dark Shoe

A shoe design inspired by Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series. A poisoner snake coils around the ankle, slithering through the naturalist’s foliage and flowers. A sprinkling of jewels to represent the queens gives way to the elemental’s flames. Meanwhile, out of the sea rises a mist that can protect the island. I’m loving this YA series about three sister queens who each have a unique ability, as they fight for the crown.

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A Court of Mist and Footwear

My love for books is almost matched by my love of shoes! Here are two designs I came up with for The Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. The blue wedge is a more literal interpretation of the book’s cover, while the boot is something I imagine Feyre might have needed as she went off on awesome adventures. I hope to share more about Maas in future posts. I’ve read five of her books so far, and I don’t think I’ll be stopping yet.

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Always and Forever, Cute Shoes

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Shoes inspired by the upcoming novel, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han.


A while back, I commented on a line of footwear that was (supposedly) inspired by classic American literature. Since the final product was so watered down, I created a few of my own shoe designs for classic novels.

I love drawing shoes. Check out a design I came up with for Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian here. Here you’ll find a design for Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. I even designed a pair for the classic children’s book Chicka Chicka ABC here. The book Uprooted inspired some great boots here.

Uprooted Booted

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Shoe designs by love2read365 inspired by the book Uprooted, written by Naomi Novik.


UprootedCoverI was re-reading the Harry Potter series this summer, and was really concerned that whatever I read afterwards would be a huge letdown. However, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. The book was receiving quite a lot of hype, so I was cautious about it at first. But the book was a wonderful read. It was so magical and lovely. I didn’t always know where the story was going either, so that was refreshing. Sometimes I felt like there were gaps in plot or explanations, so sometimes I had to read things over to understand what was going on, but that didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. There were interesting characters (although not always totally fleshed out). I appreciated the great portrayal of female friendship. Despite two of the main characters’ moments of jealousy of each other, they truly care about one another and remain loyal. I wanted to race to the end of the book to see what would happen, but then I was sad that it ended. I think readers who enjoyed Kristin Cashore’s Graceling would also enjoy this novel.


Want to see more shoe designs?

A while back, I commented on a line of footwear that was (supposedly) inspired by classic American literature. Since the final product was so watered down, I created a few of my own shoe designs for classic novels.

I love drawing shoes. Check out a design I came up with for Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian here. Here you’ll find a design for Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. I even created a shoe based on the children’s book classic, Chicka Chicka ABC here


 

Chicka Chicka Shoe Shoe

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Inspired by the board book Chicka Chicka ABC, written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert.


A while back, I commented on a line of footwear that was (supposedly) inspired by classic American literature. Since the final product was so watered down, I created a few of my own shoe designs for classic novels.

I love drawing shoes. Check out a design I came up with for Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian here. Here you’ll find a design for Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.


 

The Night Circus Footwear

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“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it.

It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”

~ Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Want to know more about The Night Circus? Read my letter to the author here. Or check it out on Goodreads here.


A while back, I commented on a line of footwear that was (supposedly) inspired by classic American literature. Since the final product was so watered down, I created a few of my own shoe designs for classic novels.

I love drawing shoes. Check out a design I came up with for Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian here.


 

Martian Inspired Footwear

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A while back, I commented on a line of footwear that was (supposedly) inspired by classic American literature. Since the final product was so watered down, I created a few of my own shoe designs for classic novels.

I love drawing shoes, so I came up with another book-inspired design. This one is based on Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian, which was so fabulous that I’m still thinking about it!

Any other fans of The Martian out there? Are you going to check out the movie?