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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Charity Auction

I'm auctioning of two special pair of shoes at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Survivorship Celebration tomorrow.

For women, in a size 7.5 a hummingbird and a flower over a silver field of houndstooth. I have added magic talismans to the shoes giving the wearer both "love" and "hope"

for men, Winged vans endowing the wearer with strength and power.

I am also donating one custom pair with the talisman of your choice.

I am kicking myself for not getting a picture.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Formal Friday

I like dressing up. So sue me. I'd much rather wear a suit and tie than "business casual" a look I refer to as "office uncomfortable". Seriously, does anybody LIKE wearing a polo shirt and dockers (bunchem' ups)?

I check out fashion blogs quite a bit. Like the Sartorialist, and Put This On. I don't know if it is fanship or voyeurism. I am not that sartorially inclined, but I love a sharp suit, and I own over 100 ties. and a couple dozen pairs of shoes (some of my own making). I have some friends that run Blog Launderette, and a very stylish friend who has the Mansvolk men's blog. But I don't really consider myself "fashionable", I kind of just like to dress like me.

I can kind of wear whatever I want around the office, so I think I am going to institute "Formal Fridays", you can wear whatever you want during the weak, but on Friday I will wear a tie. I think it will actually make the weekend more enjoyable. With the sharp look I can focus on that last day of the week, really knock it out of the park, then cast that tie asunder and enjoy the weekend (or go to a wedding reception).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sorry shoe lovers

I have been leaving you all out in the cold. I need to post my Alice in wonderland shoes, a few pairs of Tom's that I have done and what not. I am having more time for this sort of thing these days, so if you are willing to hang out with me for an evening, I might even do a pair of shoes for you for the price of being my friend.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

i've been busy, okay.

(but I haven't made much with shoes)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shouts out

If I want to "shout out" multiple times is it "I have some shout-outs" or "I have some shouts-out"

Anyway, I have some.

I went to the Alternative Press Expo with my Brother Brandon. He is releasing his first comic ever (it's the story of a Green Monk with a blade of grass that is also a sword). It's SO COOL, seriously, go check it out.

Anywhoo, I met the Super Cool Bonnie Burton from Lucas Arts at APE (#APE on twitter)because I tweeted at her while she was shopping for tentacles. I sent her a picture of "the Empire Kicks Back" (my second pair of Vaders) and a few hours later I was doing an interview for THE OFFICIAL Star Wars BLOG! Go check out the interview. Bonnie helped me not look too dumb.

I was breathing a little bit heavy, but that was also because I ran up a flight of stairs. I have to say it's one of the coolest/geekiest moments of my (sad/awesome?)life. It took me a while to respond because I work in TV and video production and am in the middle of a LOT of work right now. so haven't even responded in blog form. So here it IS

THANK YOU STAR WARS, not just for being the cultural underpinnings of my youth and creating a mythos that is nigh unto religion, but also for having an awesome blog and deciding to license that sleeping bag (no matter WHERE the idea came from).

Since then it's been picked up by a number of cool folks. I want to send shouts outs to new visitors that take my visits per week WAY above my one a week average it was before (check out the sitemeter below if'n you are interested).


I've also been mention in, the daily what, and stumbleupon has been sending a lot of folks my way as well.

So thanks peeps, tweeps and bloggers. This shout is out for you!

I have a whole bunch of shoes and with the latest traffic, I have reason to show them, so check back in the next few days if you want some more ideas.

Friday, March 20, 2009

These Boots were made for Rockin'

Mike's a lawyer. I met him in Jr. High. Later we played soccer together. But that's just antecedent, and not really relevant to the shoes at hand (or at foot).

Michael, as he would be known around the internet, is a lawyer, but you can't make shoes about the law. But he loves the guitar, specifically the guitar in the picture above. We talked about a couple of things but mostly this guitar. I like designs that stretch from one shoe to the next, not just for asymmetry (which I love) but because they make you want to click your heels together.

So this is what I did.
But I thought this was too flat and not dynamic enough. But then I remembered the LAW, specifically Real Estate Law, which Michael Esquire is involved with. So BAM, the Law (and real estate):
unfortunately I took these under low light, but I do like the way the wooden texture came out.
Michael took some pictures for me as well. Look at him rocking there (he rocks stoically).
Here are his feet, fully sheathed, and ready for rockin' (which these boots were made for).

Wear them in health (and rock), it was nice catching up with you.

Kronor? I barely new her.

Sorry about starting a blog with such a bad joke. trust me, it gets better (but not funnier).

So I have a couple of friends from the innernette. Some I have met IRL, some I have various connections too, but most are usually a little embarrassed about mentioning that is where we made friends. Not Dwight, ahem, I mean Caleb.

I met Caleb (neh Dwight) at the local internet friendshop. Then he later came to my church. One day when I was teaching Sunday School (yup), I called on him and refered to him by his internet name. I didn't even notice, nor did most of the class. He noticed, but didn't hold it against me.

Anywhoo, flash forward a bit. He met his wife (at the innernette) and moved to Sweden (totally worth it) and now develops iphone apps and does other computery things like web development (he is good at computers). he wanted a shoe that represents him and his new endeavors. We decided on capturing something that stands astride the giant ocean between old home and new home. His first iphone app was a Sweedish/English dictionary that helped you learn the language. How great is that?
So I picked images from the Sweedish 5 kronor bill and from the American ole 1 dollar greenback.

Here is a detail from the kronor kick:
I think it I like all the meaning of a figure riding a bird, full of hope and dreams. Caleb, like this fictional character doing something fantastic and magical for love.

I also like this detail from the Dollar shoe:
The all-seeing eye. He may be no mason, but Caleb is a pretty forward-thinking guy.

I hope Caleb like the shoes as much as I did. I really like the negative space and the detail. You will probably see more birds and money stuff coming out of the toothyworkshop.

Sorry you can't get Wienerschnitzel out there or Cafe Rio. When I miss you I will go to Ikea. Caleb, I mean Dwight, good luck in that crazy country.

be honest, is this guy more of a Caleb or a Dwight (not Schrute)?