Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kick off Your Heels!

 Here is something fun, for a good cause.

Art Shoes! I made these for the "Kick Off Your Heels" fundraiser. The goal is to raise $5,000 for The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California - because they not only treat women, but also educate and do major research for this disease with women. Did you know that more women die from cardiovascular disease each year than from all cancers combined? I didn't know that. Now I do.

Ironically, the week this challenge was announced my heart was "going nuts"—beating wildly, erratically and skipping beats. It terrified me, since I have never had any heart problem of any kind. A battery of tests showed that my problem was not dangerous and can be easily controlled with medication, but it was a wake-up call to pay attention to my health and my heart. So I am stepping out with my heart on my heels, exercising and eating healthy. 

My entry is called "I'm wearing my heart on my heels." Go to the Kick Off Your Heels web site to see all the shoes that will be auctioned online, starting tomorrow! The artists have really "stepped up" to this challenge! You will see that mine are conservative, compared with some of the entries.

Here are a couple more views of my shoes:

By the way, these are actually wearable and size 5.5.

The Kick off Your Heels fundraiser begins tomorrow morning and shoes are sold on a first come first serve basis!
Shoes can be purchased for $300 on  May 20 and 21,2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST
Shoes can be purchased for $200 on May 22 and 23,2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST
Shoes can be purchased for $100 on May 24 and 25,201
3 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST


  1. How elegant! I'd certainly wear these if I could wear heels at my advanced age! But I'd need them in 8-1/2 - I have a large understanding, you see. Del-on-the-Road

  2. Didja know I sort of have a shoe fetish? These are quite fabulous, love the graphic artist in you that continually pops out! Wish I were a size 5...but I suppose I could put them on a wall until I recover from my toe amputations!

  3. Terry, these are very fun. I am learning more and more every day about heart disease. Since my primary problem is congenital I found I did not need to feel guilty for lack of exercise and more diet control. However, the procedure I just had requires me to pay a lot of attention to those areas.

  4. My size! I hope that they go for top price but if they don't, I will be there.