These were sent in by Sonja from ages ago. As Sonja put it:
Here’s a pair of ugly shoes for you. These shoes seem very aptly named, don’t they? They look like an art project I would have done in the second grade.
The second graders at Irregular Choice had a kind of cool basic idea: a fabric flower design on the heels is that perfectly quirky touch that a pair of ModCloth heels needs.
Unfortunately, these shoes fall victim to a common problem found in the artistic endeavors of the seven-and-under set: that if some is good, more is totally awesome.
I was familiar with modern artists like Pollack, so to me there was little craft in creating art. Truth be told, the difference between a Jackson Pollack and anything I created in my art class is that Pollack knew when to stop. I, on the other hand, did not. I was sure that the more things I put on an arts and crafts project, the better it would be. If a little glitter was good, covering the paper in glue and then pouring out the entire bottle of glitter obviously made it worthy of hanging in the Louvre. Garnish with a couple pipe cleaners and you were faced with a work so majestic, so perfect, that to look at it was to look at the face of God.
As a result, many of my crafts collapsed under their own weight, because construction paper is not meant to support a pint of glue and glitter.
Somehow, these shoes manage to support themselves. Although this is a feat of engineering, it’s not near impressive enough to forgive the fact that it looks like what would happen if you took “Bring Your Daughter to Work Day” a little too seriously.