I’ve lately been working on some new artwork over at Zazzle. It gets a bit bewildering at times, trying to remember where all I’ve got to share it, and I realized that one of the places I wasn’t sharing it often enough was here! So, I’m trying to rectify that.
Lately, I’ve been playing around with a flip flops theme. The image at left is one of the designs I wound up making gifts with first, but it isn’t the first design I created.
This is the first design I created. When I shared it with my friends, a number of them wondered why I would create flip flops with dirty footprints on them. They expressed a preference for clean flip flops, thank you! And so, in deference to their preferences, I created a clean flip flops design.
But I had other friends who liked the dirty flip flops design. Like the Velveteen Rabbit, they thought this design seemed more real; that these flip flops had clearly been loved, and the design spoke to them.
I understood. It speaks to me, too. I reminds me that it is important to put feet to my faith; that life is lived to the fullest when I get my shoes dirty, not when I keep them clean. The more I walk in my faith shoes and get them dirty, the stronger my faith in God grows, and the less I am tossed about by the storms of this life.
What about you? Are you putting feet to your faith? Or are your faith-shoes tucked away in a closet somewhere, staying clean?
Regretfully, although some of my grungy flip flops gifts have posted for sale, they aren’t yet searchable on the front end of the website. Please scroll to the bottom of this post to see individual examples of the grungy flip flops design on a variety of products.
I’ve begun adding designs to Society 6 now, too! Check them out!