I bought these at a yard sale because they reminded me of my daughter Molly's ballet slippers, which she wore day and night as a very little girl. Of course I think I saved Molly's, but I don't know where they are. They just looked to me like a snapshot of childhood, so transitory and sweet. I really loved painting the pink leather, it was so buttery and smooth. And I put them on a green background, because it was the one that gave the most 'pop' against the pale pink. Trying to keep the brushstroke loose, this painting just fell onto the canvas, it was a joy to paint!