Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

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When shoes meet arte:!

Okay, these are my friend Tanya’s feet. We were meeting yesterday at Pine Camp to discuss the Hope Tree Project at City Hall in September. Her shoes reminded me of Keith Haring and any number of other contemporary artists. She was wearing molas, i.e. shoes embroidered in the traditional Kuna nation style of Colombia. No two patterns are ever the same.

“They’re not cheap,” she confessed. “But I have a piece of art on my feet.”

I know. I want them, too.  Here’s where.