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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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May242011

Altered Couture of the Month- Customize Your Shoes Tutorial

Recently, I was in the market for a new pair of black wedge sandals. Though I liked the simple form of these wedges from Urban Outfitters, I wasn't crazy about the non-black heel. At first I thought, "thats ok, I'll just buy them and rub black shoe polish over the pseudo-suede heel." Ok. So probably not the best idea I ever had, but thats the great thing about thinking... sometimes one thought leads you to ANOTHER! And lucky for you my blog on Artful Living is here to share it with you!!

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Reader Comments (17)

You are honestly the most amazing and creative person I have ever met! Those shoes are so cool. You inspire me everyday. xoxxo

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

very cool, individuality is the only thing that separates us. declare war on cookie cutter conformity.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon

This is so amazing! You should be a shoe designer!

This is amazing ! The shoe came out beautifully and it looks like a lot of fun to make ! Maybe i'll try that out this summer :)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGenesis

are these from urban?
i love them. can't wait to see you today.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

okay so let me begin by stating the obvious: these look amazing.

however, i was particularly struck by the part where you wrote the names of the artists because it reminded me of the banners that hang over the starbucks inside barnes and noble that depict all the coolest writers.

i want a shirt designed like this! etsy etsy etsy

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB

i would like to order 7,461 of these beautiful shoes! (: you are simply amazing.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNisreen

They look amazing! I love how you even labelled them with your own name and logos ;) A Question: what are they like in the wet? Any chance of your beautiful handprinted sandals being spoiled by a puddle? 'Cause you never know...

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeka

tthe shoes are GORGEOUS!! i love how you capitalized INDIE in your instructions haha <3


ps-love the pineapple stamp

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJean

You should definitely be proud of this post! This is ridiculously amazing. You're incredible Ms. Diaz! Love youu <3

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeraa

I love these shoes! they are amazing! If you were a shoe designer I would buy your shoes.

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteradriana

I LOVE this post
the stamped women kind of made me laugh on the inside
they look so alive; for some reason I imagined them gossiping...
your shoes ended up looking awesome

June 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternicole

i love this so much! i might actually try to make these sometime during the summer (hopefully)

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

These are great, so creative! I, too, love the addition of the artist's signatures. A very empowering pair of sandals and very unique. You should consider teaming up with a shoe company. (PS, It's always fun to see how a fellow school mate has pursued their art!)

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Those wedges are so cool and awesome. And the way it was presented is so good. I admire the creative mind of the stylist of the shoes

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbia

These pair of wedge will totally wrap up an outfit. These will totally another thing to check out for a collection.

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterplaymobil pirate

I was so amazed with this post and with that sandals. Having a pair of that personalized shoes is a great possession. You can't see any where the same as you have.

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkids footwear

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