Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's a Passion!

There are degrees of obsession, I think.

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.

You know.

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.

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.

Happy Tuesday!!

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  1. Greek yogurt is Lucy's favorite too! Now the red shoes and hooker story - hmmm wonder if you have a split personality thing going on. :)

  2. I am beginning to see an connection between your favorite shoes and the previous post, "I'm not a hooker, I'm from Texas". Did anyone else notice this?

  3. Sorry, I didn't mean to leave the last comment anonymous. I 'fess up.

  4. This is a prime example of why I LOVE your blog. You create beautiful projects and your blogging reads like we've been best friends for years! You make me laugh, think and put things in a way that is so similar to hoe I feel but, couldn't have written so entertainingly (don't think that's a word but, like I said, you're a way better writter than me!)

  5. Lydia,

    Oh my gosh, I so love your story. Somehow, before I even scrolled down, I just knew there was going to be at least one shoe stamped on your card. That is too cute, I am loving that card. Thanks for making me smile.


    Lisa Atha

  6. Thanks for trying to explain to me my tendency to hoard pretty papers and irreverent stamp sentiments. I'm not quite sure if it a passion or an obsession, but I have no plans to stop!

    I love your card! Not being a girly-girl myself, I flipped right by that set! Sigh ...

    And your furry ones are SO SMALL! soooo cute.

  7. I agree... on all fronts!

    LOVE the red shoes!

  8. I just wanted to tell you that I Love You and Your Blog...The Beasts are sweet, too. Thank you for your mind.

  9. Great post even with the upside down picture that made me stand on my head.

  10. Awww, yes, they do love the yogurt. Zenia especially likes Strawberry/Banana yogurt. If I don't share, the bats at my arm and yells at me. ;-)

  11. This post makes me giggle! Look at Splotch go for that yogurt!! I opened a can of olives on Thanksgiving and had a "moment". Tiger knew the moment I would open the olive can. He was there for a sip of juice and a bite of olive! Storm and Lil Bit have no such passions. Storm just acts like a crazy thing when it's breakfast and supper time. Back to the sparkly red shoes they are fabulous! My girl is a SHOE girl so we had to buy sparkly red shoes when she was little! I am smiling at your fun shoes and the memory of E's happy sparkly red shoes. Fabulous card too, btw!


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