Monday, February 15, 2010

Nobody Expects the Ruby Slippers!

Amazing! Yet another Wizard of Oz coincidence!

On Friday, February 12th I drove up to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center in Niagara Falls, NY. The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is hosting a Women in the Arts Exhibition: Celebrating Women’s History Month "When All the Artists are Women" from February 12, 2010 through March 21, 2010. Four of my photos are on display at this exhibit.

Seeing the ruby slippers was so stunning I was stopped in my tracks. The slippers, by the way, are the work of Dawn Exton and bear the title, "It's Miss Oz to You." For the tidy sum of $1,000, they can be yours. They're made from leather pumps, steel, silicone, and paint. Methinks I'll pass, if only for the reason that my handmade wool green Emerald City Socks are far more comfortable than these spiny slippers look!

For the record, here's a link to the Emerald City Socks.

You know, I'm glad I've started documenting these Wizard of Oz coincidences in my blog. Otherwise, who'd believe it? And who knew this kind of zany X-Files experience would happen so frequently? And who knows where it all may lead, and what new adventure is just ahead along the yellow brick road?

Forget the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man. I want Mulder and Scully on the case. Now!


Mary said...

oh dear - very cool looking - but not very friendly looking!

Janie said...

Funny to have yet another Oz connection!
I'd save the 1000, but I'm glad you got a photo to document this.

Bren said...

Congratulations on having your beautiful photographs included in this exhibit! That's exciting news. I've enjoyed checking out your blog and seeing the wonderful photos you've taken, great eye.

Montanagirl said...

Wow, cool, but don't look very user friendly! I have to agree on that with Mary.

Annie said...

dodododododododoooo. Twilight Zone musical accompaniment. LOL

Barb said...

Just what I need - I'm going to pretend to tap them together 3 times, and we'll see what happens.

Mary said...

Those do look a bit uncomfortable, to say the least! But a neat find. I wonder if anyone will buy them?

Mary said...

Wanted you to know I received your lovely photos!! They are gorgeous, can't wait to frame them.

Thank you for the 4x6 too! :)

CountryDreaming said...

Mary: Glad to hear the pictures arrived! Thanks for letting me know. Hope you'll enjoy them for many years to come!

Janie: The road goes ever on and on ... and this one is yellow brick!

Bren: Thank you for your kind compliments!

Montanagirl: Yeah, these are definitely shoes with an attitude!

Annie: Actually, the Twilight Zone theme music was running through the back of my mind too ...

Barb: Sounds like fun. Good luck! :-)

Mary: Good question regarding whether anyone might buy the shoes. You never know. Here's wishing the artist good luck!