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I am not one of those people who believe that everything happens for a reason. The universe is an often cold and arbitrary place, everything does NOT always work out for the best, and my gut feeling is that the higher powers, if there are any, are far less like omni-benevolent dictators and more like a dreadfully overworked NEA committee handing out grants as fast as they can.

Still, every now and then you get lucky.

I was a little bummed that my Watermelon Heels painting didn't get into the juried art show in Cary. Still, at least one piece got in, right?

So my buddy Carlota, owner of the Heels, went to pick 'em up from the place, and she ran into somebody there.* They struck up a conversation, and apparently this woman was trying to get art for a show in Durham in June, called "Art Heels." Primarily to benefit art therapists, it's apparently open to art with a shoe related theme, and the woman was quite excited at the notion of getting those, and the cantaloupe platform sandals, and anything else I could cook up between now and June, to go into the show. Carlota got the info, I just called and talked to the woman, and it looks like it's a go.

It'd be entirely too egotistical an analysis of my place in the universe to see design behind this, but hey, sometimes, now and again... you get lucky.

*Carlota has numerous talents, but foremost among them is the ability to make friends at a speed that us lesser mortals can only boggle at. Were she airdropped into the wilds of Borneo, she would be queen of a tribe of headhunters before the plane was even over the horizon.

Now what other shoes can you cook up? Banana heels? Atrawberry sandals? Woven asparagus flipflops?

You deserve such a place in the universe! How perfect this is... it can't be anything less than meant to be! This is beyond luck!
What wonderful news!

What a stroke of good luck. :) Congratulations.

Ah, the heeling power of serendipity...

Wow, congrats! I can't wait to see what other heels you cook up for this. :)

Intelligent design !

*runs away under the shoe throwing*

So can we expect to see something like Honeydew slingbacks, or pineapple strapups in the offing?

If you’re anything in person like your blog, I don’t see you having difficulty winning people over. I personally vary between painfully shy, and Brash, and crazy Leo.

You could do a painting of footwear made of fish. ^_^ Sorry, couldn't resist.

Congratulations on the good fortune of random encounters.

Or dogs. Blue Heelers, for example :)

Ah, the beauty of serendipity. :) I think the rest of us are lucky, too - we might get to see more fruit shoes!

It occurs to me that you help facilitate serendipity by taking chances to get your work shown in a variety of places, making it possible for people who might not have otherwise come across it to see it. It isn't all blind luck; you're making your own luck by increasing the possibilities.

Oooh! How about Alligator Pear (Avacado) Crocs?

Ummm! You got nice head on shoulders. You be our queen?

Hey! Congratulations!


I think the world's brain is just on shoes right now. (These shoes rule!)

That's fantastic! :) I'm happy for you.