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!
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! :)