Mourning a Hero

I figured with the amount of celebrity loss this year I’d be inoculated against the grief of any more, but I’m devastated. Carrie Fisher is dead.

 

As Leia, Carrie changed the word “princess” from an insulting curse word to something of value. No singing in the woods for this princess; no meek following of male will, no being in the shadows while others do her bidding. All things I hated about the word princess; all things Disney (& others) taught me were important for females.

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Carrie is the first “girl power” I can remember. She looked equally fabulous in a dress or cold weather gear & could wield a gun in either attire. Leia was powerful & Carrie was the woman who brought her to life.

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Star Wars is nothing without this princess. Without her the hero never gets his quest & remains a moisture farmer. Without Leia; Old Ben dies alone on Tatooine. She shows a rogue smuggler that he can be a hero & expects nothing less. If she’s a typical princess; the Empire wins & Vadar never gets redemption.

Does this princess sit back & take it when her home planet & all she loves is destroyed? Does she wallow in self pity when her man is taken from her? No. She continues to sabotage the Empire at every turn. She dresses as the bounty hunter Boushh to rescue her man. Even seemingly defeated by the biggest worm we’ve ever seen (Jabba the Hut if you aren’t a fan) & wearing the most ridiculous of outfits; she kills her captor w/ the very chain he’s imprisoned her with. Carrie’s Leia is my original warrior princess; the epitome of bad ass.

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Carrie brought her real bad ass-ness to the character. She was the real warrior behind the princess. Her public battle with mental illness let me know I’m not alone in my struggle. She let me know that I can be less than perfect and still be an amazing person & advocate for myself and others. Her fight for women is my fight & I feel more alone in that fight today than I did last week.

Thank you to an amazing, strong, funny, & beautiful person. Especially for teaching me that no matter how outlandish my hair, my outfit, or my surroundings; I can still be courageous and heroic.

May you and your mother rest in peace.

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If you’re in the Austin area; be sure to visit the memorial for Carrie at Dragon’s Lair. They’re allowing for flowers, trinkets, donations, etc. to honor Carrie at this memorial.

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Necklaces ~ POKEMON

So the last post was an experiment…. (drum roll please!)100_3668

It was a total success! The necklaces are on sale at Dragon’s Lair Austin!

Yesterday we put our Pokemon series on sale! If you have Pokemon Fever (and who doesn’t); head over to Dragon’s Lair Austin and catch them! (Or give me an email shout out and we can ship shoesalaart@gmail.com)Necklace Pokemon Fire

We know you have to catch them all! Jigglypuff is my favorite!! I still have a key chain that I “borrowed” from my brothers years ago!Necklace Pokemon Normal

Be sure to check out the Pokemon website for all things Pokemon! Necklace Pokemon Water

A special thanks to players for making such a wonderful community!

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I’ve been playing around creatively and I hope you enjoy!

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These have turned into necklaces. My first set and so I started with some variety! Star Wars (of course), Captain America, Dream (of the Endless), and Dr. Who.

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The feedback has been nothing but positive and next week I hope to begin selling this set locally. After that I will be making so many more and hope to have some available on-line!

Aren’t they super cute!?

Star Wars Clog Reveal

I know I said the 10th, but I got pictures of the birthday today!! Let’s celebrate by showing off these great clogs!

IMG_0401  These toes will make any fangirl squee, but these were made especially for icecoldpenguin!

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Her mom told me that she’s the biggest fangirl EVER and that she had to have these shoes for her birthday! Mom suggested a good guy shoe and a baddie shoe.

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Mom got lucky as the very week she ordered these; Star Wars #1 was released! Much to the happy happy dance of fans such as myself!

 

 

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I was told Darth Maul is the favorite baddie! 

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Each shoe features their enemy sited in the gun! It was so perfect!

 

IMG_0423 Finally, Wicket had to make an appearance with our good guys! Thank you Marvel for making these images more friendly for my particular art form!

Now, get yourselves over to Fangirl Next Door to meet our birthday girl and learn all you will ever need to know about Star Wars and Star Wars Fangirls!

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Let Me Tease You

I know, I know; I haven’t revealed a shoe since the holiday….

Join me in a week or two and I will reveal the newest Star Wars shoe! I know you can’t wait; neither can I! But they are a birthday present and I would NEVER spoil a surprise!

For fun check out 6 Things You Don’t Know About Star Wars #1!

While you wait I will be working on another Dr. Who. What? The dude is uber popular!

Ewok Reveal

So, I had some trouble getting the images on to the computer; but here we go!

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The story is set before we arrive on Endor with the Skywalkers.

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The Ewoks head out on a journey to figure out what the Stormtroopers are and what they are doing here.

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We meet some interesting creatures while the Ewoks take us on an adventure!

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Then we end out tale right where we first met Ewoks in the movies!

I was so happy to do these! I can’t wait to do another!