Smithsonian Craft Show 

A pair of my boots visited me today at the Smithsonian Craft Show!

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Auction

I have a small art piece in the Smithsonian Craft Show Auction.

Smithsonian Craft Show Auction

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Sleep-deprived

I stayed up until 2am this morning fixing an unexpected website issue. Now I’m having the sort of day where I must audibly talk myself through everything.
“What was I doing? Oh! I was finishing the soles on these boots. Now I need to dye and ink them…”
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The Tim Shelton Podcast

Hey everyone, I got to be the featured artist on Tim Shelton’s podcast! My episode is #96. Tim Shelton is an amazingly talented vocalist and musician, and his band is The Surly Gentlemen. Their website is www.thesurlygentlemen.com

The Tim Shelton Podcast

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It’s a Boot Life

“It’s a Boot Life” is my monthly YouTube show. It always includes a segment called “In the Studio,” which is 2-4 minutes of technical boot maker stuff. This episode I experiment with the heat-erasable pens and give my verdict on using them for leather. The rest of the show is about the life of a cowboy boot maker. This month there’s a “Moment with Morgan” where she discovers a new (disgusting) soda flavor, and “Bluegrass Visitors” featuring a visit from Borderline Bluegrass, a southwest Missouri bluegrass band.

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Paige at work

I’m too grumpy to be photogenic today, but Paige doesn’t have that problem. ❤

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Sad news

I haven’t been able to work in the shop or post many pictures recently; my dad has been very sick and I’ve been spending a lot of time in Missouri with my family. He’s the one who taught me to be fearless of snakes, lizards, running barefoot, and climbing trees. I like to think that it’s because of him I had the daring to try cowboy boot making. Here’s a little glimpse into the man he was.

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