Let's talk about something you and I understand. Stamps.
We're all obsessed right? We use words like "HAVE TO HAVE" and "NEED" (insert squealing and gasping).
You can be obsessed with cleanliness. Or checking the door forty times when you leave to make sure it's locked.
Those are fun and/or harmless. And there are some obsessions that aren't either.
But obsession and passion are very different.
For example, stamps are an obsession for me, but ART is a passion. The flame never dies, I always love it, it always brings me joy, and I miss it when I'm separated from it. But that being said, I take it everywhere with me. I don't see words sometimes in magazines - I see patterns. I see color combinations in the clothes people wear. I want to take apart things, like office supplies, or junk mail, and put them back together in a way that pleases me. I love being around arty people, talking about art, reading about art. I love the smell of art in a museum.
That's why you're here.
So tonight, with the help of my friend Angelique, I'd like to make a case for my passion for shoes. I can't explain what happens when a girl and a shoe meet - I just know it's a passion.
Angelique described it so beautifully here, that I cannot top it. All I can do is show you.
A month or so ago, on Miss B's blog, she had a photography challenge. Photograph your favorite pair of shoes. For whatever reason, the challenge spoke to me. Maybe because my favorite pair of shoes is from London. They were too expensive. I only wore them once. In Kansas. They are
in my closet, each lovingly placed inside its own bag, inside their lovely box. But I love them like they are living breathing things. And I am pretty sure they love me back.
Meet ... my shoes.
Who wouldn't be passionate about those? And yes, I clicked my heels together.
And I know it's a letdown after that, but here's my card.
Appropriately, it's from the new catalog set called "Things I Love".
You know what the beasts love? Organic Greek Yogurt. It's a passion. :)
Two notes to Stampin' Up! people. I will be Twittering during convention the up to the minute skinny - and is my custom, blogging. As is also my custom, I will be giving out prizes.
This will begin when I depart for the airport, so follow me on Twitter, join my fan page on Facebook and subscribe to the blog. There will be different prizes in different places, and guess what?
I accidentally ordered some of the stamp sets we are getting free at convention - so the prizes this year will include stamp sets!! INCLUDING THIS ONE! :)
And if you're coming to convention and would like to meet up with me and other readers at a little happy hour, please join the Google Group in my sidebar - that's where all official communication about the event will take place!
Finally - I have another Blogger Webinar on Thursday, with staggered times for newbies and people who already have a blog but want to spiff up. Register in my sidebar.