Dr Seuss inspired designs from The Lorax- Custom Hand Painted Canvas TOMS Shoes
My eldest is another year older, another year wiser, more beautiful and facing more of all that life has to offer. For her birthday, which is the same as Dr. Seuss's, I gave her a pair of blank TOMS.
She's always been a huge fan of him and loved his books, but The Lorax was one of her favorites. I told her my idea for the shoes and she told me to go for it! What I didn't tell her though, was that I wanted to include 2 of his quotes from the book that always made me think of her. On the fronts of the shoes, in the center of 2 laurels on each shoe, I painted the quote, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out!" At 14 and in this world we live in, it's far easier to blend in and go with the crowd, but that isn't what we want for our children and it isn't who she is. She is wise beyond her years, with her own style, her own way of thinking and a high moral compass. I painted that quote on there as a reminder to herself that she was born to be who she is and not be someone else, afterall, "you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
The most difficult part in the design was painting the truffula trees (which she loves) but doing it in a way that would not look childish and would be in the colors that she chose. We had to make a compromise and not use maroon and go with a lilac instead, but I think we were able to make these a bit more grown up for her. The sides have an eclectic mix of hand lettering styles to show the other quote I chose for her, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." Gold and glitter accent the letters in addition to shades of coral, teal, turquoise, white, black and lilac.
HOW IT WORKS
The ins & outs of the process
Just select your size and I will do the rest! TOMS Shoes are always included in the price, and US domestic shipping is always included unless rush shipping is needed.
Each design is customizable so just shoot me an email if you have any questions and we will discuss the designs of the shoes or if you would like any customizations.
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