Friday night was the big fundraiser event for the Humane Society of West Michigan. It took place on the Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids, above the Grand River and underneath over 100 metal monkeys as part of Dale Roger's ArtPrize entry.
(Some photos borrowed from Motley Cat Studio and Grand Rapids Social Diary)
Adrienne had the distinct pleasure of wearing a pair of shoes I created 2 or 3 years ago, when I first started in shoes. They were created for a magazine photoshoot for an Atlanta area sneaker magazine, I think. I never really saw much after that from them. Anyways, they've been sitting on a shelf since then and happened to be her size, so... Why not, huh? People loved them! We thought that if she would have worn a cheese hat then she would have looked very similar to Nicki Minaj. They ended up being her magical dancing shoes. True story. She broke it down!
You may remember awhile back that I had created 13 pairs of custom Converse All-Stars shoes for the party. Some of them were seen on select people's feet while others were the center pieces of the tables.
With the theme of "Tuxes & Tennies," and the fact that it was a fundraiser, we thought it was fitting to auction off the custom shoe design service.
Little did I know that they would ask me to speak.
They all stood up and chanted, "Speech! Speech! Speech!" Just kidding, they didn't really do that.
All in all, it was a great event and one that I was proud to be a part of. Thanks to all that were involved who helped make it into one we will remember.