The sneakers are finished and on display. Finally, after weeks of work, accidents with exploding pens, countless late nights and seemingly innumerable delays, the are finally done and out of my hands. Luckily Carlos at Showcase loved them and has turned me on to more work. Also, while purchasing a pair of Roller Derby tickets for Meg and myself, I happened to notice a large graffiti piece hiding behind some roller derby gear on one of the walls of the shop. The girl I was talking to turned out to be the shop's owner, and the artist was her husband. Consequently I may have made an 'in' for myself custom painting roller skates as well. This is in addition to helping my old friend Marc and his cohorts at Redhand Studios, a shoestring budget indy film outfit here in town, which is an entirely separate adventure.