Behold the story of my "me" shoes!
Once upon a time, there were a pair of high top black converse that were rarely ever worn because they were a bit broing and looked really strange on the person who owned them.
Because of this, their owner tried to spice them up with some pretty lacey ribbon...http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1337/dscn2750zd7.jpg
...which didn't help much.
So then she tried cutting them up and making them into low top converse...
...which helped a bit, but they were still rather dull, she decided.
She searched around her room for things to make them look more interesting.
Buckles from an old pair of wristwarmers?
No, too colorless, she decided...but what to use?
Being the overly creative but rather slow person that she is, the owner of the shoes thought and thought, but couldn't come up with a solution to fix her dull shoes.
Then one day, a freak accident caused her to trip and fall into her guitar, which in turn caused a chain reaction, spilling piles of cds, glue bottles, and clothing everywhere!
And at the end of that chain reaction, there were open bottles of acrylicpaint, which tumbled down from the girl's dresser onto her shoes.
"THAT'S IT!" the girl cried, "I'll PAINT the shoes! : D"
My "me" shoes were born...
outside of right shoe
(Save Ferris logo and all the lucky charms)
inside of right shoe
(four M&Ms, an eyeball with one of the grommets as a pupil, and a freaky cartoony lookin skull)
back of right shoe
(pink strip...because I've decided that the shoes didn't have enough pink.)http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7406/dscn2977ss4.jpg
outside of left shoe
("Ren"--my nickname, 'cause my name is Renae-- a heart, and a 1UP mushroom)
inside of left shoe
(a rainbow with a little butterfly charm mod-podged at one end and a little bunny rabbit ^_^)http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8408/dscn2979iq0.jpg
back of left shoe
(an orange strip, because orange is my favorite color!)
and a better look at the amazinglyawesome
blue flame shoelaces that have been sitting in my room for far too long
Soundtrack to the making of these shoes was:
"1234 1234," "Keasbey Nights," "On and On and On," and "It Takes Some Time" by Catch 22
"Come on Eileen," "Mistaken," "Angry Situation," "Turn it Up," "Nobody but Me," and "Superspy" by Save Ferris.
And if you care to know,
Save Ferris is (or, well, was
) a ska band and a reference to the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (I LOVE ska (and Save Ferris!...although I like Catch 22 more...but anyhow) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off is my favorite movie), Lucky Charms are magically delicious (who wouldn't
want Lucky Charms on their shoes??), I had a bag of M&Ms sitting next to me while I was making the shoes, the little black grommet reminded me of the pupil of an eyeball (so I made it into one), the skull started out as a 1UP mushroom, but while it was all still white it reminded me of a skull, so I decided to do one of each, "Ren" instead of "Renae" because I couldn't fit my whole name in it because I had already painted on the heart and 1UP mushroom (only about 3 of my friends have ever called me Ren), the heart is there because I couldn't think of anything else to put there and hearts are the random shape I tend to draw the most, Mario and his 1UP mushrooms are awesome and the mushrooms are easy to paint (lol), the rainbow because I've always liked the look of the rainbow and because I'm very open-minded and a big supporter of diversity (and that doesn't mean only GLBTQ people, but everyone in general), the butterfly charm is there because I wanted to see if I could mod podge something onto my shoes...which, apparently, I can.., the bunny because I'm a vegetarian and PETA supporter (and I don't wear fur or leather or anything--PETA uses a little bunny similar to the one I painted in some of their anti-fur ads),
AND AS AN ADDED BONUS,
if you click your heels together three times and say "there's no place like Marioland" while wearing these shoes, you'll be taken to a Save Ferris concert somewhere over the rainbow on Dia de los Muertos where there will be plenty of free M&Ms and Lucky Charms!
And so the all black high top converse were all black and high top no more.