#myfringepankshoes have been busy!

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#myfringepankshoes had quite a few adventures in the past few weeks!

I was very fortunate to be able to learn from fellow festival & arts producers and even more fortunate to meet so many talented folks with passion for production of independent art!
These babies traveled throughout Chicago making friends as I attended the USAFF conference for the Boulder Fringe. A week later they drove from Colorado to Calgary to attend the CAFF conference of Fringe producers. Both trips were just amazing and so very necessary for me. I met some truly remarkable people dedicated to producing independent art, and that has made a world of difference to me.

So, soon I will post about the Fringe adventures in Chicago and Calgary, but for now I must stop and do some repairs on #myfringepankshoes…apparently the last part of the trip home about did in my adventurous sequined pink Converse. I have done some repairs in the past, but I must be real with myself: I have felt the first real pangs of “Oh no!” as I have begun to see repairs I am unable to make, or have made a few times. I am unsure how many more adventures we shall have together, and I am saddened by the thought of losing them.

At this time, I refuse to talk about their imminent demise. 

Instead I choose to think about the adventures that they have guided me through, the fun things I see when taking pictures of them. How sparkly these kickin’ Converse still are!

By nature of being a designer and a lover of shoes, I have a few pairs of Fringe Pank Shoes living in my closet and in various stages of creation. But these were my first pank shoes.

Don’t worry, we (the sparkly pank Converse and I) are resilient. We will make the most of the time we have left!

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