Sunday, February 27, 2011

So Many Shoes

Shoe Pattern

I used my shoe illustrations to make my first repeating pattern! It's a pretty simple one, but it works!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Janna and the World of Wonderful Shoes

Janna and the World of Wonderful Shoes

My second Maps assignment was to make an entry to submit to Adam Hayes Make Maps blog. For the project artists have to respond to the task of making a map of somewhere that they feel they belong. Here is the description I submitted along with my piece:

It is hard for me to be sure at this time in my life where I belong geographically and/or emotionally, but one thing I can be certain of is the fact that I belong in wonderful shoes! With an 11 wide shoe size, thick calves, a tiny budget, and a penchant for the bright and unusually obnoxious, I have a lot of difficulty finding agreeable footwear. Everything is either too tight or too loose or too boring or too sporty! In my dreams, however, I walk in forests of De Stijl flats, breakfast-themed high tops, and kitten heels (adorned with actual kittens!) and every shoe fits me better than Cinderella’s glass slipper.

[All of the shoes included in this piece are based on real shoes from various designers who are not me. You can see the real ones here, in a collection I’ve compiled on the fashion site Polyvore]

Chartreuse Shoes

Hopefully Adam will like my piece enough to put it up on the blog! I suppose I should hear back in a few days. At any rate, it was a fun project and I'm happy with the way it turned out!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Getting Where You're Going

A couple of sketchbook assignments for my Maps class!

A compass rose:

Compass Rose

And some hand lettering/hierarchy of type practice!
Water Hierarchy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SHOES...Let's Get Some SHOES

janna morton_shoes web

These shoes are going to be a part of a piece I'm doing for my Maps class this week. All the drawings are based on real footwear I have found on Polyvore (AKA my favorite site EVER). For more information on the shoes and/or to see more of my favorites, go here!

Cat Shoes
Blue Lolita Bow ShoesEggs and Bacon Shoes

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hey guys! I just found out that the reception for "Out into the World" - an exhibition I'm a part of - is TOMORROW night! So if you can make it you should definitely stop by! A selection of my Italy work will be on view.


There will probably be snacks!

ALSO, I made 25 new Bird Barrettes for the Raw Art Sale this weekend, in an array of new, Spring-y colors and patterns. Here I am modeling a few of them!
Bird Barrette Gif

Bird Barrettes are great for those who fear their look is lacking a certain edge.

Tough Bird

Buy a barrette and you too may look super tough while chillin' with your homies!

Tough Birds

Purchase your own ticket to cool THIS WEEKEND at:

MICA's Raw Art Sale
In the BBOX
Sunday, February 13th

Monday, February 14th

Alright, all plugging done for now! Have a great weekend!