a little background

It’s really important to me to share what I love with others. I live to make art every day, even if it isn’t always art in the conventional sense of the word. This blog is a way I can share what I love and how I see things with you. Since I’m so passionate about Nike, it’s seems fitting that I should give you a taste of that part of my life.

I’ve been a sneakerhead as long as I can remember. My soles have been leaving Nike imprints since my childhood, into my teens, and are now leading me through my 20’s. Honestly, I know Nike will always be a part of my life. I bet I’ll even get married in a pair some day.

A lot of people have been asking me why I am writing this blog, all I can say is that I’m doing what I love- and I’m inviting you along for the ride. It’s exhilarating and intoxicating to express myself through photography, drawing, painting, creating, and fashion. but seriously, enough about me…let’s get to the shoes!

sneakers and skirts

485 comments

  1. have you had any joy with the liberty blazers yet ?
    i don’t think the ones you show have been released yet by the way.
    i live in london not far from liberty. i’m a nike collector too. i’ve been the first customer in for the past two days ( i want the air force 1’s )
    would you like me to buy a pair for you and you can pay me back ?
    just let me know the size and model and i’ll see what i can do.
    cheers
    mark

    • princessrainbowflower

      Mark! how thoughtful! I’m so appreciative of that!
      Were you able to get the Air Force 1’s today? I love those shoes too! Was it a mad house?
      I think I’m going to try and order them online when they start selling them.

  2. I love this. I am not sure if I could come up with one brand or item for an entire blog. I am fickle, you see, I bounce around from one thing to the next. I do get excited about art supplies. Paper in particular. Right now I keep telling people about paper made out of stone. I am crazy about it. I grab random people and say ‘Feel this, what do you think this paper is made out of ?’ ‘Stone’ exclaim,’it is made out of stone!’ From their facial expressions, I am starting to realize that not everyone feels the passion for paper that I do.
    But even my excitement for stone paper is not a enough for an entire blog.
    Well done, you.

    • jennifermdarling

      hahaha I love paper too! but I’m no where near the expert that you are.
      I want some paper made out of stones though! That’s insane!

  3. Hi! I’m not sure why you’re following me, yet – but if I ever get around to talking about my hubby’s trainer collection, you will love it. I know SFA about sneaks, that’s his gig, but he’s bought me some nice ones over the years (including the rare Nike Air Rift from Japan. He’s all excited telling me about them from the other room right now, since I asked…

  4. Official! Street-charm.com is a firm believer and supporter in your passion not only for sneakers, specifically Nike, but art and style as well. Send an email or comment anytime, sneaker-head conversation is always enjoyable! Continue on your ambitious path.

    Street-Charm.com
    Style on: B a N g !

  5. With your colorful photos and commentary, I had to nominate your blog for The Kreativ Blogger award. Check out the award particulars at growthlines.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/awards/. Congratulations!

  6. Debra Colby-Conklin

    I wore Nikes before Nikes were cool…I worked my butt off at countless babysitting jobs just to get a new pair for school every year. I never took them off. And they were totally wore out by the beginning of the next school year.

  7. Hey I just wanted to let you know I love your blog even tho I am heels all day and night kind of gal but I love how stylish and some girly with dress on you make them look. And the pictures are amazing!!

  8. karawillow

    Cheers for following my blog! Just looking through your pictures and love how bright they all are, definitely something I’m not so good at making work!

  9. Jennifer,

    A very cute about! The sneaker thing made me think of Father of the Bride! I totally get why you blog. Me too. It is addictive. I have so much fun kibitzing with my readers and it make me happy, happy, when I nab and new one! Thanks for subscribing. I look forward to getting to know you. Off to explore. Happy Friday, Margie

  10. i love nike too… i once bought a cross trainer from them, around 12-13 years ago that was EXACTLY what i was looking for in design…its as if someone had designed it with my 1:1 input…wish i had bought a few as since then NOTHING has come close!!! i also LOVE their dunks but can never get the right colour combination these days fro ladies in the low cut…

  11. Jeni Johnson

    What a cool concept for a blog! Just how many Nike shoes do you own! Would you buy one with sparkles to help dres up your more going out at night outfits? I wouldn’t be suprised if they contact you soon and amd ask to do a feature on you and your Nike blog! I’d hit them up and let them know you exist! :)

  12. Jen Thompson

    Hey thanks for following my blog! :) You have a great space here and I can’t wait to see all your nike pics… what I’ve seen so far has been amazing!

  13. Thank you so much for liking my latest post and following my blog! I’ve just looked at some of your photos and feel truly honoured – your photos are wonderful! It’s certainly a big compliment to have someone like you following my blog :)

  14. Jennifer,
    Thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I do like your free and child-like style. I’ve always been a bit of a jock and fitness freak, so athletic shoes are a given in my closet, although I like desert boots when I’m not working or working out. I have a passion for collecting Olympus cameras and really enjoyed seeing your photographs. I love the POV in many of your shots. Keep up the delightful work.
    Louis Fry

    http://louisfrydesign.wordpress.com

  15. Hey girl! Love your blog and thanks for following mine. I’m totally an Adidas girl (in clothing and shoes), but I like Nike too. Looking forward to reading your future blogs and please stop by whenever you want. You are always welcomed! :)

  16. thegayprincess

    Hi!
    Your blog is sooo amazing! I am totally inspired to completely re-think what I am doing after seeing it! I am chi-town too!

  17. Joy

    Thanks for following my blog — I’ve had a chance to browse through yours just a little and it’s terrific. Love the passion you have and the fact that your blog is definitely taking the path less traveled. Best of luck! Joy

  18. themamadiary

    nike and dresses – love it! i’m game for taking on your passion as one of my challenges. though it will probably involve little feet…

  19. Thanks for visiting The He Said She Said Experience and liking our post about the 2012 Emmy Awards. Thanks for following us, too!
    Kari: You’ve got some great outfits and photos. I’m a sneakers girl, too. It’s always nice to meet another sneaker fan :)

  20. Thanks for following Le Coeur De La Vie – after visiting your page we are more than happy to return the favor! “Sneakerhead” is funny; not a term I’ve ever heard before! But stay tuned to our blog next week we have a post coming up that will probably be right up your alley. :)
    -Charlotte at Le Coeur De La Vie

  21. thanks for the visit….me, i’ve been rocking nike dunks lo in black & yellow or black & baby blue lately but have been looking desperately for a pair of Nike SB Dunk Mid “Realtree” orange & brown accents..like your style

  22. Thanks for the follow! I wish I as passionate about Nike as you :) but I only buy a pair rarely because my feet are wide…bummer. I’m currently looking through some of your sites and artwork. Seems like you’re really getting your name and artistic ability out there! Keep it up! I could learn a thing or two.

  23. Thanks you for follow my blog.
    I have to confess that I’m adidas lover. But after seeing how you describe your nike. I think I’ll stop by the store to see their new winter collection. In Spain where I live.
    I’ll tell you.

  24. Her Majesty, the Nike Princess:

    You sure bring a whole new level of meaning to “liking” something. Your thoughts are expressed through photos and words unlike any other blog I have encountered. You’re a true pioneer because you know how to “just do it”! Okay, you knew I was going to work that in there somehow! Appreciate your following my blog.

    Cheers,

    Doktor Z

  25. cfischephotography

    Thanks for the follow, and being the first one. Loved your site, great photos! Keep checking in, I should be adding work over the next few days

  26. What sort of work do you do for a living? (In a general, non-intrusive, just curious, it’s none of my business anyway way.) I’m curious because you seem very good with photo, fashion, and lifestyle. Nike should pay you for all the promo you do too.

    On a more important note, what specific shoe, ‘cross-training’ type probably, would you recommend for an active but older guy who has a metal plate on his ankle from a skiing accident 18 months ago. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  27. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog and following me now. I think this is some kind of destiny or something, ‘cos I’d loved NIKE too. Although nowadays it’s little bit pass tense. I’ve found Puma, and I have couple of pumas now. But maybe this is some kind of omen that I should get 1 or 2 pair of Nikes as well!

  28. You’re probably tired of hearing how wonderful your blog is, how insanely creative you are, how much everybody loves sneakers, blahbity blah blah blah… oh well, that’s just too bad because I’m just here to tell you I love your art work! I love love love your photos!!! You’re so creative :) what an amazing eye for color, balance, line, composition! I really love your portfolio. gosh…. just amazing.
    Here’s my sneaker story: I have a pair of old beat up Diesel slip ons that I cant find anywhere anymore, They are my absolute favorite sneakers. And I have no idea what I’ll do when they are finally completely utterly worn out. I just don’t. Any ideas where to find old new stock Diesel sneakers???
    PS- I LOVE YOUR PORTFOLIO

  29. Pranav

    Thank you for following our website and liking it, and bringing us to your wonderful blog.

    Keep on visiting often to get your daily dose of technology :)

  30. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. I really love your style of photography. Some of the images are outstanding. You have a great eye for capturing unique images. I’m going to keep dropping by so keep those photos coming

  31. David1985

    Thanks for the like and the follow. I’m be following you, too. Loved the Seattle street scenes. Great blog–lots of imagination.

  32. H.O

    Hi Jennifer, Thanks so much dropping by my blog. I like your way nice photography and story.
    Actually I like sneaker and I have lot of Nike too. Which model you like it ? I love Cortez (I have four of them) of course I like other model too.

  33. “A lot of people have been asking me why I am writing this blog,
    All I can say is that I’m doing what I love- and I’m inviting you along for the ride.”
    Perfect explanation. I too have been struggling with why I should be even participating in the blogosphere universe, and I came to a similar conclusion as you. Keep posting, love the pics.

  34. i really enjoy your blog! growing up in the shoe culture i understand where you are coming from with your kicks, your love for them and everything nike. if you are ever in chicago id love to photo shoot you and your nikes! cheers to having a great blog, and nice photographs.

  35. Jennifer, thanks so much for visiting my site and deciding to follow along. I had to laugh when I got here—I hate shoes. I hate shopping for them, I hate trying them on, I always, always, always end up with ones that don’t fit. I own three pairs of shoes (including flip-flops). So, maybe there are some lessons for me here!

  36. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking some of my work. Just to let you know I have just bought some Nike footwear for my grandson at a cost of £35 per foot! I think it may be your fault, you’re influence is transcontinental!

  37. Ok I wish I had the time to read allll the above! But my mind and my life is suited better for pictures and snipits. I do need the creative spirit in my daily duties,( I am a domestic violence counselor) or life would be a desolate landscape so I hope to laugh and smile with you!

  38. vandevenbram

    Thanks for following my blog! I’ll make sure to follow you and try to see as much as I can from what you post! I painted some sneakers of my own, now they have little superheroes on them, would you like to see them? I will email you some pics if you are interested. Keep up the good work!

  39. Love you blog: the shoes, the photography -lovely!! If you dont mind sharing what shoe size do you wear? I love wearing Nike’s too but they can get expensive and I have buy mens’/womens size cause I don’t fit kids sizes which are a lot cheaper.

  40. wow! It’s stunning to see somebody so passionate about Nike shoes, like you! If I’d love photography or motion design half the way you do love your shoes, I’d be a rich man :) guess, it’s enough to be just happy :)

  41. Thanks for stopping by at “In search of unusual destinations”. Just to say: your excellent blog has become an unusual destination for me! Excellent stuff! All good wishes for 2013. Phil.

  42. I enjoyed your “A Little About Me”. I am in awe of your creativity. Chicago is quite a change from Texas. Thank you for visiting and the like of my post “Quiet Street for Solitary Walk”.

  43. ACGs are my thing I also love the training and jogging wear….. love the swoosh….witty and inventive blog nice job. Also thanks for following my blog.
    The Hack.

  44. Gosh all the years of wearing sneakers never thought of how much they’re a part of my life. Your post is a real eye opener. Love your artwork.
    Thanks for the follow…
    Blessings ~ Maxi

  45. i love it. short, sharp and to the point. the nike head is amazing and reminds me of my friend beth rhodes who is an amazing doodler with, i think, a very similar style… nice one!

  46. Jennifer, first: thanks for following my book review blog (FrayedDustjackets); I hope you enjoy it. I am impressed with you energy in keeping several blogs. As for Nike: I tried on a pegasus, because my daughter who is a XC runner swears by them, and thought they felt like slippers they were so comfy. I am trying to get into running at my advanced age (55). I enjoy your blog and am a big fan of carharts as well. Lisa

  47. Hi Jennifer, you have a lot of comments here!! Thanks for following my blog, The Hazel Tree. I’ve never come across a blog about trainers before! My new son-in-law got married in a pair of Converse so I can understand the appeal!

  48. I love this blog! What a fun idea. And your photos are simply gorgeous! Who knew you could take so many interesting and inspiring photos about one brand of shoe? …well apparently you did! Keep snapping photos. You are extremely talented.
    Thanks for following my blog. Most appreciated.

  49. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the “like” on my recent post.

    I am super excited over finding your blog! It is fantastic, and I love your photographs and artwork. I am looking forward to exploring it even more.

  50. LittleGrace

    Hello, thanks for following me. :)
    Your blog is so cool, and cute! I have some pair of Nike shoes at home too.
    Keep posting cool stuff! :)

  51. for the love of Nike, thanks for stopping by and following my blog (dailyshorts). I hope you enjoy it. Your blog is pretty cool. Your photography is really awesome and your take on Nike is great! I’m not a sneaker head, but I definitely have a shoe problem. Keep up the good work and I’ll see you around.

  52. Yes it is tasteful. And if I were a foot fetishist I guess I would be in heaven. But shoes….God I hate shoes! I don’t like things on my feet. But this is a very sweet blog, as everyone here has said…so, well, go for it! :)

  53. Sneakerhead? Love it!! This is so cool. I thought I was the only woman whose favorite shoes were her sneakers. Sneakers are perfect. If you get married in sneakers, do post a photo, ok?

    Thanks for liking my blog today.

    Nia

  54. Oh my! A girl after my own heart! Nikes and art :)

    I have the most gorgeous Liberty print high heel Nikes I bought just the other day, I had to get them in tan as well which was very naughty but there we go.

  55. Nativegrl77

    thanks for the follow … my fav kicks are chuck taylors but mostly ones that are spiky… very clever and fun blog

  56. judithsmarkworld

    Very interesting blog, I love the pictures! Thank you for stopping by mine. I will make sure I stop by often. Keep up the good work!

  57. sofiaalexis

    Jennifer where are you from if you don’t mind my asking? You look so familiar. I love the sneaker head comparison by the way, so choice for your blog. Not completely sure why you decided to follow me considering I’m sporadic with my posts and talk about pretty much anything under the sun haha it’s a little “all over the place” but I appreciate the support! Keep up the artistic flow I’m psyched to see where it takes you next :)

    -Alex

  58. claude

    First, thanks for selecting my blog to follow.
    Second, way to go. Photography is my outlet and has been for most of my life. Keep sharing.

  59. I thank you kindly for following my blog and I hope, as artists, that we can share our knowledge and creativity with eachother. I wish you all the luck and good fortune in your ventures and you can count me along for the ride.

  60. Hey Nike Woman! Thank you for visiting my site and the follow. Perusing through peoples’ blogs is like spending a little time with them. Just spent a little time with you! Thanks for sharing your creative eye for fun, color and beauty. Nike on!

  61. The Vigilant Robot

    I discovered your blog from you stopping by mine. Thanks! I have to say, I hate nike, but your photographs are awesome. I really love the macro shots very much.

  62. Thanks for stopping by my blog. As a new blogger, I’ve been impressed and amazed with all of the beautiful and interesting photos and writings I’ve seen by checking out other blogger sites.

  63. Used to be a Nike girl myself, till I had my first child and couldn’t fit them on anymore. I went back to my first love – Reebok! Thanks for the visit to my blog. See you around the blogosphere!

    Warm regards,
    Mary

  64. Hahaha You made me laugh. It’s a funny sketch of yourself. Thanks for following my blog “Exploring the world: photography, travel, art”, I really appreciate it. It’s really cool that you are doing what you love, that is the reason I’m working on my blog too. It brings happiness. Don’t you think? I will check out your blog more. Kind greetings,
    Marianne

  65. You’re passion really gushes through your posts, which are really quirky and fun (basically I like it a lot!)
    Yup, you’ve successfully made a fan out of me. ^_^
    MORE! ^_____^

  66. Thanks for the follow! I checked out your blog (I’m the opposite of a sneaker person, haha) and love your photography – visual overload :) Anyways, hi from a new follower!

  67. Thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it; you have a fun blog here as well. Glad you’re doing what you enjoy, at least in some outlet. Cheers,
    Brett

  68. It is so important to do what you are passionate about. You have no idea how many times I am asked why I specialize in a story about the past. They think I’m living in the past, but actually it is what keeps me anchored to the present.

  69. Maggie Beck

    Thanks so much for following my blog, Tide Line Still Life. I really appreciate it, and hope that I can continue to bring you images that you enjoy. Best, Maggie

  70. Firstly, thank you for the follow [but I seriously doubt that you will have the time to read my stuff, but I appreciate the thought].
    Secondly, your blog has so much life I nearly passed out…… I’m slightly ancient and it’s early in my morning!
    Thirdly….. I’ve been wearing Asics since the 70s. Back then they were known as Tiger. I wear them because they are excellent and I used to do a lot of running and playing/refereeing basketball [now, not so much]. These days I do a bit of running but mostly I do a heap of walking [two dogs in my life].
    I even have all black ones for formal occasions!
    Love your passion and thank you for dropping by,
    Terry

  71. Tom Gagner Photographer

    Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. It gave me a chance to discover your blog and now I´m a follower :)

  72. Hi Jennifer–I want to thank you for viewing my posts and for now wanting to follow along on my life’s little journey. As a former art teacher, I really like your take on your blog—your creativity paired with your nike love—I look forward to exploring it further. Again thank you for visiting and for wanting to now follow along—Grace and Peace—Julie

  73. Thanks for the follow! I am rather anti-nike, in part due to the high price tag, but maybe you can make me a convert lol :) Take care and I look forward to reading more of your posts as time permits!

  74. thank you for the like and follow at thelightmachines
    i m in love with your blog, its simple but so cool and interesting.
    and it seems like you have a new nike for every new day and every new occasion, thats awesome.
    happy shooting and happy niking. :-D

  75. Hi there!! I love Nike, too! I’m more of a gym rat than a sneaker head, but they fall in the same general category, I think! I love your blog – I’ll be stopping by, now that I’ve gotten to know you. Thanks for the follow!!
    xo, samara

  76. bkmillerfield

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Look forward to seeing your future posts. By the way, I know what you mean about sneakers, or trainers as we say here in England, I have a thing for Converse. B.K

  77. SJS

    Thanks for the follow and your blog has been an, uh, an exotic one. Dig it. I will have to show my friend who is a Vans fiend. Well, not a fiend but rather a deranged Vans freak with obsessive hysteria.

  78. Ashley

    Thank you so much for following me :) Your blog is stunning. Can’t wait to check out the great posts in the future. Have an awesome day!

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