W & N Watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm
My sneakers in my cupboard – Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa
Our egos tells us we’re the only ones that have any kind of feelings. We’re the only ones with a relationship. We’re the only ones with family. You know, I think that, if you kill a spider, there is a relationship that you’re ruining. There’s a conversation going on outside with the other spiders. "Did you hear about Chris?…. Killed! Yeah…. SNEAKER! And now Stephanie has nine hundred babies to raise all alone. Well, she’s got her legs full I’ll tell you that right now. Chris was so kind, wouldn’t hurt a fly. It’s just been tough for them lately. They just lost their web last week. Those humans think they’re so smart. Let them try shooting silk out of their butt and see what they can make!”
I have a real problem finding sneakers that I like, with the result that, when I do, I buy 6 pairs in every available colour! The problem is either that the soles are too thick, almost like you’re walking on high heels or wedges, or the toes turn up, or they’ve got lights flashing in the heels, or they come too high above the ankle or they are the gaudiest colours imaginable, lime green mixed with purple! I like a plain, simple, normal sole, white pair of sneakers, not with grey and blue mixed in or stars and stripes down the sides.
The pair I’ve sketched here is one of my favourites – simple, canvas, with ordinary laces. I have them in white (my favourites!), red, navy and black. And yes, they are as clean as this, I can’t stand dirty sneakers!