Click on the News tab at the top of this page to find “My Story.” Read how a cancer survivor founded the organization to uplift similar patients and their caregivers through a traveling exhibit of whimsical footstools with shoes.
Through organizational partnerships, we now serve all people experiencing debilitating life circumstances who are open to emotional healing and personal growth. We also bring the joy of whimsy and collage art to educational and public venues.
We’re on a mission of mirth! FootsieStools™ Ltd. is a charitable nonprofit organization that uses the power of art and humor to heal, comfort, and even entertain.
We partner with host organizations to uplift spirits across the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin area. Programming features our Ambassador FootsieStools™ — elaborately decorated “footstools with shoes” done in mixed media collage. In addition to bringing exhibits of these whimsical art pieces, we offer “sole” collage workshops and speaking engagements. Scroll down for more about what we do.
What We Do
HEART & “SOLE” COLLAGE
Through the art of collage and the inspiration of our whimsical footstools with shoes, participants can express and create their happy "sole" centers. In these fun workshops, participants use magazines, photos, found objects, and "bling" to make a paper collage around a shoe design; the result is whatever makes one's heart "zing."
We continue to uplift and inspire through a traveling exhibit of our beloved FootsieStools — more than 20 whimsically decorated footstools with shoes — done in highly detailed collage with baubles, bling or whatever makes our hearts zing! Length of exhibit varies. Please visit our gallery to meet some of these personalities.
Speaking events focus on the arts for healing and therapeutic humor, and typically are offered with exhibits and/or sole collage workshops. These unique events prove ideal for churches, clubs, schools, and libraries. Topics are always tailored to particular audience interests as well as specific age groups.