In the Studio: Love Mercy Toms

These Toms were painted to be given as a gift! My college Bible study leader (LOVE HER!) ordered these for her sister (how cool!) They were so fun to paint because the focus was on her favorite Bible verse and some of her interests and travels...come see!

These Toms are focused on the Bible verse Micah 6:8 so I wrapped the verse around each toe..."Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly..."

Then for each side I included her interests and travels including an evening scene in Paris, a city scene of Italy, New Orleans culture (where she lives!) and her pets- Pipin an African Grey and Dixie her sweet rescued dog! Her dog has one blue and one brown eye so my Bible Study leader suggested writing "Dixie" with two colored "dots" for the "i's". You guys who put in orders have awesome ideas...what would I do without you!

Just to let you in a little on my process...I like to make a Pinboard to gather imagery and inspiration when I start a pair of Toms with lots of different themes. Especially if I'm unfamiliar with them. Italy was a tricky one for me but I found the most BEAUTIFUL city streets with funky shaped buildings, ivy covered window boxes, and little flags. I was tempted to try some of the famous architecture, but I kept coming back to these city scenes and ultimately I decided to go for it! I'm glad I did because it was really fun and different!

The back of Toms is always a fun challenge....I kept with the swirly theme and made them mirror each other.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into the studio! If you'd like to order your own Painted Toms, click here!

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