Our Blog / Penney is an artist and designer living in Accra, Ghana.

My daughter is out growing her clothes at the usual furious pace of young children.  Believe it or not I squirrelled away some of the clothes my boys had.  (OK, actually I squirreled away just about all of them but I gave most away when we found out we were having a girl.)  So now that my girl needs some new sneakers out pop her older brother’s new pair.  Ta-tah.  The only problem is she is a VERY girly girl.  My daughter had a lot of suggestions “These shoes need pink and purple, and some yellow too. And some flowers. And some glitter.”  At that list I said “Stop, I can only do so much.” So, after a little Pebeo Setacolor fabric paint in metallic pinks and purple and some Jaquard Neopaque yellow paint with a glaze of transparent Tulip glitter demensional fabric paint, as they say here, Voila! I hope she doesn’t expect this every time. 

Here are my before and after pictures. Unfortunately, the glitter doesn’t show up well in the photo.

Dawne Dicicco


So, what do you think ?