The red shoes  are the last “normal” shoes I wore. That picture was taken on a visit to  Bilbao in 2005.  Soon after I returned from my trip to Spain I had surgery on my back. It was not successful and I now live with Chronic pain. Eventually  I needed special shoes as I have peripheral nuropathy which effects my left foot in particular.  I can honestly say adjusting to the same pair of shoes  24/7 has been more than a little challenging.


Recently I came across the photograph I took all those years ago in Bilbao. I started using watercolor again recently. This is the initial stage of my picture.

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