Sunday, June 24, 2007

Last night Umeboshi had an art event that I was so late on e-mailing an invite out for to our e-mail list. I admit I was really nervous because I was a part of the show. The shoes that each artist was given to use as a canvas are up for sale to the highest bidder. All of the proceeds are going to a downtown east side charity.

We had so much fun and loved each pair of shoes so much that Dane and I ended up bidding on a pair each. The show is up for at least another couple of days so you still have time to drop by Umeboshi to see them.

Dane bid on these shoes that Rose did, but then was out bid by Julius (Julius is an old friend of Dane's, he helped build the new Lark).

I bid on these shoes that Nick made. I love the colours that he used and I love his line work.

Eric Chan seems to have appeared out of the blue. Dane placed a bid on his shoes since he was out bid on Rose's.

Katherine (amazing artist and makes beautiful Bouquet's at the Flower Factory) made these. She used layer upon layer of graphite, and with a pin she scratched the feather detail into them. The charms that dangle from the top are from her aunt who collected them on her travels around the world.

I didn't get a photo of the shoes painted by the other artists including myself. You'll just have to head up to Umeboshi to see them for yourself. They were all really interesting and so different from one another. It was a great event o be a part of and to see how each of us had a different approach to the same item.

At the moment Umeboshi has a lot of really beautiful strappy sandals in stock. I know because I walked out of the party with a brand new pair of Biviel sandals last night. I know that as soon as the hot weather hits all of the most common sizes, like mine, will be gone; so I scooped up a pair of the perfect summer shoe and I'm doing my best to will summer into being.

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