It started when I bought a pair of white boxing gloves. They just cried out for a little color! But it turns out you can’t just Sharpie on leather; it has a finish on it to prevent stains. And so I taught myself how to deglaze, paint and reglaze leather just so I could jazz up my white gloves.
But then I was embarrassed by my show-offy gloves. So I volunteered to paint my ringmates’ gloves for them. I try to incorporate something of their interests or personality or just their favorite colors into their gloves. We are more than just boxers.
Colleen is an artist.
David is a musician.
Scott loves chocolate.
Gayle’s gloves have hand-marbled cuffs.
Evie is a Christian.
Judy always looks her best.
Vangie is bright and bubbly and always positive.
Gwen wanted to ‘Kiss This!’
Tom is a hunter.
Joanne’s son and granddaughter play ball…a lot of ball.
Bill was a diver in the US navy.
Linda said, “Purple and sparkly.”
Blues and greens for Chris.