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anthem: become what you are by lolitaAgogo anthem: become what you are by lolitaAgogo
to 'be' is the most basic and powerful word in any language, in all of existence. nothing 'can' without it, nothing 'cannot' without being defined by what is. we are not living, we are becoming. we are complex creatures and we dont underestimate each other. too much lately we underestimate ourselves and the value we each have. anthem is the core of what has always been inside ready to reach out to others.

this shoe was one of four pairs i received after asking months ago for beat worn dirty smelly converse. thankyou ~zombiepoptarts for this pair :heart:

it will appear at a group show this december in the Katalyst Foundation for the Arts in L.A. [link]
thanks to the invitation from *johnpaulthornton whom i respect and solely blame for the heart attacks of excitement ive experienced lately.

see other custom shoes by me: [link]

want your own? read me and note me: [link]
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:iconnapbat:
napbat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student General Artist
I like it :D
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconporing-lover:
poring-lover Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009   Artisan Crafter
They are awesome *____________* You are great artist!! I totaly love these shoes :heart:
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you so much~!!! *O*
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CaptainCookiez Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
stunning!
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
:heart:!
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:iconpipe182motas:
Pipe182motaS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
wich paint do you use??
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
the acrylic kind
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:iconpipe182motas:
Pipe182motaS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
and it washes off?
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
never ever ever ever in a million years!
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:iconpipe182motas:
Pipe182motaS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:D
i'm trying out a lot of stuff maybe you could help, any brands or stuff?? :)
i'm sorry for being kinda annoying
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
hmm not so much...ive heard many artists have success with many brands! we all use something different so it's important to find something that YOU like the effect of. half the people i meet use fabric paints. some use markers and pens! i only use acrylics and have many different brands in my collection but i think it might be important that they are more fluid than thick no matter what kind of paint. the important thing is to keep experimenting!!
good luck! i'd love to see the results of your experiments :3
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:iconpipe182motas:
Pipe182motaS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
thanx, i will, and be sure to check out my gallery :)

gracias for being so kind n_n
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:iconmitsuki94:
mitsuki94 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, awesome designed shoes!!
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you :heart:
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:iconmitsuki94:
mitsuki94 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist
:) welcome ^^
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DA-Networking Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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:iconda-networking:
DA-Networking Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
You are very welcome, thanks for being here.
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:iconrevolta:
revolta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
beautiful. What medium did you use? The detail and color is exsquidzid.

xoxo
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
it's acrylic paint <3 thank you so much
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:iconcorn-muffin:
Corn-Muffin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rendered speechless.:jawdrop: All I know is that you're a very special artist and I'm glad to have you on my watch list
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
:glomp: youre so sweet <3 i really appreciate it love
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:iconvoodoo-filth:
voodoo-filth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
utterly fabulous *A*
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
thank you love!
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:iconjulipegas:
julipegas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
They're awesome, in a first glance the small faces look like they're the same, but looking again they're so unique! Very fitting to the concept :heart:
I really like the fact you used old shoes!
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
oh me too it was really fun to see how beat up the old shoes were <3 glad you like them!
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:iconfiercebloodlove:
fiercebloodlove Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
wow this one is creepy, I like it.... but so many heads... yikes! XD


:heart:
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
it feels like they are all imploring doesnt it? a little creepy <3
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:iconterrorcookie:
TerrorCookie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
You did an amazing job. I've seen painted shoes before, but nothing so intense and well done as these!

And to go even further, I think it's important to be one's self. :]

Nice work. :heart:
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
thank you! those are the best words to read!

i am very adamant about half the message from any of my work being what you get from it. but in this case you nailed it and i quite agree, sometimes we just get so lost :heart:
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TerrorCookie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
:cuddle:

There's always the chance to find our way back at least. :]
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Pencil-Dragonslayer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Interface Designer
wowzers
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconrubius:
Rubius Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Your shoes kick ass! Congratulations btw :)
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! i'm all wiggly about it :3
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:iconbldrdsh:
BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
speechless!
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
:3
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zombiepoptarts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
are you fucking kidding me? i can't believe these are the same shoes that were rotting in the back of my closet for years! it's so funny to me to see your beautiful painting next to my silly teenage ballpoint scrawling. i love all the faces. i love the concept. it's just what i needed to see and read right now. i'm so excited for you and this show! <3<3
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
haha! luvvvvvvvvvvvvv you.
without you, the letter A, and the number 6, none of this would have been possible.
i cant thank you enough for this. but i will certainly try. the teenage scrawling is the icing on the soul...or the sole. you know. each shoe really helped dictate what i would do to it, which means without you it would have been a different image completely. youre always such an inspiration to me and such a good friend...omg i got all sticky sweet on you :3 but seriously you'll have to stand it this once :glomp:

as always note me if youre feeling the need to...vent. lol. youre prolly pulling your hair out from finals coming up.
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zombiepoptarts Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
hehe! i love that, that you let the people you got the shoes from guide you. i had a feeling when the title was "become what you are." it felt like me. ahh, you're fantastic! and all the same to you, dear, about being an inspiration and a good friend... :hug: we're all covered in sweetness now. we're going to attract bees!

and thank you. between finals and moving during the holidays while sick i don't think i have any hair left. i'm gonna get a head tattoo.
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WerterSkelterNOW Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
that's deep.
it's kinda rare to see a pair of custom shoes with a real motive/theme/whatever...

is that an art show or contest? anyways, good luck lady! :)
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
they had to have a kind of theme, something social concern. i thought so hard over it i almost made myself sick and then i let it go. i thought about how different everyone was who donated shoes for me and there was my theme. i can express myself through them because they help make me who i am <3
it's a small works show. very exciting. i wish i could go but im across the US on the opposite coast. thank you!
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:iconwerterskelternow:
WerterSkelterNOW Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
you're a true artist lady. that's why I like your stuff! :nod:
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconsraffa:
SRaffa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous; fantastically well rendered...
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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:icondrxtreme:
DrXtreme Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very impressive!
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:iconlolitaagogo:
lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconjonathanchanutomo:
JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
COOL! DO U SELL IT?
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