Friday, July 28, 2006

Converse Update


Remember my Converse animation submission? Only about a week or so after I finished my animation (perhaps even before they received my CD and documentation) I started to notice that there were no longer any consumer created commercials airing on television. I also noticed that their gallery hasn't been updated since before I started working on mine. This might establish that I came in just a little too late on the timeline. I had resigned myself to the fact that it was a swell experience but I wouldn't hear anything back at this late date. I didn't win, just to make that clear before I continue on with the story.
I got this envelope in the mail. I didn't recognize the sender so I assumed it was junk mail, it turns out it was the umbrella company for Converse. I open it up, there is some art work, it opens up, there are some pictures of Converse shoes and I honestly thought it might just be an advertisement because I definitely have been a lifetime connoisseur of the ole Chuck Taylor. Wait a minute, "Shoe Gift Certificate", why am I?... "Thanks for contributing your time to Converse and enabling originality. As a token of our appreciation, we'd like to give you a free pair of Chuck Taylor shoes." Oh, there's my reward. I swear I'm not laughing.... believe me? They have tiny little squares of my options, they are all the solid color variety. I personally favor my more exotic cheetah, houndstooth, pinstripe, and silver variety but I could use a black replacement, I wear them all the time, they go with everything. Or maybe red would be lively? : ) -click image to enlarge-

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! Chuck Taylor's forever! A sweet consolation prize. :)

I hope all is well with you and Jim, my friend.

Peace,
A. Hanson

10:44 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thanks A! We are doing well indeed, I hope that all is right in your world.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Lady K said...

Get the red ones!

Don't you just love getting free stuff?!!? Tough you totally deserve it as your animatin was wonderful.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Fantastic! well done, and thanks for leaving such a lovely comment for me.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Right on lady k. Thank you for your hear hear's, it is so appreciated my little belle of Paris!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Well thank you so very much Wendy, it was absolutely my pleasure!

10:01 PM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

I used to live in converse, I always bought red or green ones. MY brother has loads of them.

Okay so you didn't win but how wonderful of them to give you a free pair of converse!!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I bet you looked cute in your converse weirdbunny. I'm sort of like your brother on that one! It was nice of them, I honestly wasn't expecting it!

12:29 AM  

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