Monday, November 5, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge: What I Wear, Week 2

I walk in art.

I discovered Icon Shoes about 7 years ago. I remember stopping dead in my tracks when I saw a pair of oxfords with Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup painting on them in a store window display. Icon Shoes have famous artwork on them. They are beautifully made and truly unique. Over the years, I've amassed quite a collection of them which has earned me the nickname of the "Shoe Queen" at work. Some days I walk in DaVinci, other days it may be Gaugin, Monet or Klimt. Then there are the days I may walk in modern art--Warhol, Palanker or Sicre. What will it be today? Ahhh--I will be walking in Degas' Ballerinas!

Often the color of my outfit will determine which shoes I wear, but sometimes it's the art. Some days certain works of art just speak to me. And for those days that I don't walk in art, well, then I carry it! I've carried my Icon bag with Klimt's painting of Adele Blocker-Bauer daily for the last 3 years and will probably continue to do so until it is in shreds!

There needs to be more art in the world. As a music teacher, I feel the squeeze--less arts, more reading and math. It's so sad. I will still do my part. I will continue to sing all day and walk in art!

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  1. I love the shoes! I can't wait to check out their site. I also like the photo of your feet in the midst of all the shoes.

  2. That is quite an extraordinary collection you have. I want to walk in art. But until then, I will be happy to walk amongst it.

  3. Those are absolutely amazing! Though I think if I wore them I'd bump into things because I'd always be looking down!

    How wonderful that you're walking with art through the world!

  4. I have a dress that would match those Degas shoes! Love them!

  5. neato shoe shot. i'd like to see more abstract expressionist scenes on shoes. love those impressionists, but those images are everywhere!

  6. such beautiful shoes! and i love the top photo.

    also agree about our lives needing more art.

  7. omgd those shoes are amazing!! so jealous!

  8. I think you just stop me dead on my keyboard. I am floored, in love. they are to die for ;)

  9. I want those shoes!!!! Sooo amazing.

    And I agree with you about how sad it is that the arts are getting squeezed out... GAH!


  10. your shoe collection never ceases to amaze me...i love these! love the top photo too!

  11. I'm not a shoe person - always was too klutzy to wear the really nice ones, although I appreciate them on others, LOL:)
    Really really love the Klimt bag! Sooooo cool!
    Take care,