Here’s a link to a great post from Leslie Myers, a fellow shoe fanatic and blogger who was at the Footwear Symposium in Ashland, Oregon. Since my specialty is carrying a camera around but never actually taking pictures with it, she did a much better job of documenting the weekend. She has a short video of brief interviews with several of the footwear makers who attended, and I’m one of them!
My family and I are in Arkansas at the lake for the weekend. I’ve been up since 7am picking wild raspberries and these are the results of my labors. I only ran into one spider but I killed him with my bare hands (by beating my leg black and blue). I’ll leave the sound track for that little episode up to your imagination.
I sent the completed book materials for the leather inlay/overlay book off to the publisher yesterday. Authors frequently refer to books as their children and I have decided it’s very true. At the beginning it was so sweet and wonderful but gradually it became a surly adult and I was starting to wonder if I’d ever get it out of my basement. Now that it’s gone, I’m remembering the good times and feeling broody. Maybe I’ll make another book!
Episode 60 of “It’s a Boot Life” is now on YouTube.