Blue Marbled Shoes was a self-initated album project for my boyfriend’s birthday. Named after an inside joke and song that he created to make me laugh, Blue Marbled Shoes is not only a mix-tape record, but also an exercise in imagemaking. To create the blue marbled pattern, I dripped dark blue, cyan, and white nail polishes into water and swirled them around. I then photographed the result and retouched them onto a photo of his favorite shoes. For the final touch, I hand painted a clear piece of acrylic with black and white, and then got a vendor to cut and print the songs onto the record.