Carla's Funky Art

Will Work For Clogs……

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One of my favorite things about Facebook has been the chance to be able to hook up with long lost friends.  I have been able to connect with so many long time friends from high school.  These are people I probably would never have been able to talk to again without that silly social website.  About a year ago, I received a commission piece for a bubble tree painting from an old high school friend.  It was a surprise for his wife. Dan and I had the opportunity to deliver it and met his wonderful family, and beautiful house. (I am still trying to figure out a way that we can house swap!)

The one thing I noticed while visiting with them, is that his wife had about 200 pairs of Dansko Clogs in every style and color!  I love, love, love Dansko Clogs.  It is the only shoe I wear to work!  I asked my friend Carl why she has sooooo many pairs of AWESOME clogs?  His reply back was priceless: "I buy her a pair of clogs every time I buy a major purchase for myself.....new cars.....new toys.....etc."  That way she won't be mad.  (or something along those lines.)  WOW, I thought to myself.......I need Dan to start doing something like that.  Ha! Ha!

So long story short.....my ONE PAIR of Dansko clogs got a hole in them a few weeks ago.  Out of desperation I emailed Carl, and asked if his wife would give me a loaner pair. (totally joking of course.)  A few days later he emailed back and said they ordered a pair for me, and they should be arriving in the mail!!!! In exchange, I would paint their little three doxies!!!  NOW THAT IS AN AWESOME TRADE!!!!  It was so fun to wait around by the mailbox to see which ones they ordered.  I had no idea what color or style they would be.  When those clogs showed up at the house......THEY WERE THE PERFECT SHOES FOR ME!!!!!  CHECK EM' OUT!

AWESOME!!!!!

Here are their 3 adorable little pups.....and what I painted for them:

This was so fun on so many different levels!  The surprises were great on both ends, I had no idea what they were going to send, and they had no idea what their painting was going to turn out like!!!!

I even received a BONUS when we delivered this painting.....AN EXTRA PAIR OF DANSKO CLOGS plus PUG SOCKS!!! Yahoooooo!  Do you know what this means?

Crazy Clogs + Black Clogs+ Pug Socks = Custom Dog Painting.

Seeing old high school friends, and hanging out with a wonderful family? Priceless.

A big shout out THANK YOU to the JOHNSON Family for a  FUN TRADE!!! One of the coolest things I have done! :)