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Just a quickie sketch this morning, I've been too caught up with my totally impractical footwear. I really need to wear things that are good for shlepping around south London. They're not quite as silly as my friend's Jimmy Choo shoes that she bought for 200 quid. The heel broke the first time she wore them and when she took them back to the shop, they refused to fix or replace them. The sales lady asked how she'd broken them, and she said the heel had snapped while walking to the tube. The lady sniffily replied, 'Well, they're not shoes for walking in, they're shoes for getting in and out of taxis.' Best anti-advert I ever heard.

I saw my former Camberwell tutor, Janet Woolley, the other day, and she said she was taking her class to see the London Transport Museum's exhibition, The Art of the Poster. I totally love that kind of stuff, so I'm going to be sure to get down to Covent Garden at some point. The show runs until 31 March next year.

I see the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing is taking bookings for tables, don't miss your chance. I just wrote it into my diary: Sat, 28 March.

And I wrote a couple hasty reviews of book launches, Art for Baby, with a whole shebang of not-so-young-anymore YBAs contributing, and a party by Indian publisher Tara Books, whom I'm actually finding quite exciting. They have this amazing handmade artist book ethos, and their screenprinted pages look and feel and smell so nice.


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Oct. 30th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Those are some rediculous shoes.
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Aren't they, just. But they were on sale...

Ooo, you got in quick! I had to go back for a little edit so I could add my Jimmy Choo story.
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
i am pretty sure you could put cufflinks on those babies.

great sketch!
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am sitting here working but really thinking about my shoes. How sad is that!

They have so many fiddly buckles on them that if I was wearing them on an airplane and we had a water landing and had to evacuate on the little blow-up slides where they won't allow people to wear heels, I would be the one still in the airplane when the plane sank, saying, just wait, I need to finish unbuckling my shoes.
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
The teetering could also have something to do with the fact that your legs are three times the length of your body.

(I keed, I keed)

Drawing feet pointing straight towards you is always hard, for some reason -- but, you nailed it! (Oh, and the Jimmy Choo taxi story is the funniest/saddest/funniestagain thing I've read all day.)
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Aha, so that's what was going wrong! Maybe ramparts are the solution.
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
I always wonder how it is, to have more than one pair of shoes... I only have one pair of Dr Martens, which I wear all year round, and when they're worn out, I buy exactly the same. (I wish I could do this with the rest of my clothes too, but I never find exactly the same shirt, or the same trousers...)
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
That's because you're a BOY. :-D

Actually, I am very jealous of you. I spent two years in a pair of maroon-coloured Dr Martens, and after that I've been living in a pair of men's brown Clark's shoes that make me look like a duck, but I love them. But they look really, really silly with a dress. Next time you wear a dress I will lend you some shoes. (...Actually, I take that back, Docs look kind of good with a dress, in a punk/emo way.)
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
200 Hundred squids on a pair of shoes! She should have paid a Male model to carry her around for the evening, he would have at least lasted the whole evening!

Plus I'm also really stupidly excited for the london thing and at £30 a table for the first 30 buyers wh wouldn't be!
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
yeah thing should be a good laugh in March - good gang of us all booked beside/across from each other.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, now that is a plan! Can I convince you to come down from Sheffield to carry me around all evening? Or are you too expensive? ;-D

The Thing this year is going to be great. I'm still hoping the DFC will have a table and I can piggyback onto it. (Because I can't afford the shoes.)
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
My rates are fixed by the guild I can only work for sugar lumps, carrots or salt licks (depending on the exchange rate). So I am reasonably priced.

If the DFC don't get a table then you should share with dave and using tons of fake fur turn you table into taschzilla!
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Now there's a thought! Maybe I should dispense with asking him and just do it when he is not looking. As a surprise sort of thing. ...I think Tozo would shoot me.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I think the mysterious lady from the Ombra Society is a more likely suspect for shooting you....
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I think she's a stabber, that one. She might be able to find a plastic fork at the Thing, I'll watch my back.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
as long as it's not a spork because that would just be embarrasing
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Too right!
Oct. 30th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Makes note to write spork into Tozo.
Oct. 30th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Will and I will hold you to that one... at sporkpoint!
Oct. 31st, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Love the shoes! Oh my!
Oct. 31st, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
LOVE those big feet!
Now, how about a pic of the fashion footwear. I want to see if your legs actually look better than what you draw.

Hey, does anyone over there care about our election on this side of the pond?

We've got one candidate who's hanging around with terrorists and another (and his running-mate) sporting expensive shoes!

I'm putting my money on the terrorists! Go OBAMA!

Oct. 31st, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
Re: LOVE those big feet!
Hi, Ruth!

Yes, election news is everywhere here! It's a shame each country doesn't get a vote, seeing how much impact the decision has on the rest of the world. I've posted my ballot, Obama all the way. Funnily enough, I think most Americans abroad vote Democrat, with the exception of the military.
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