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The AriZona Green Tea inspired pair of white TOMS was painted with a custom mixture of blue and green Jacquard Airbrush paint that you can get from Amazon here >>> Jacquard Airbrush Color 4Oz Opaque Blue as the primary base color. The delicate brown branches and gentle pink Japanese Cherry Blossoms were carefully hand painted with Angelus Acrylic Paint which is for sale here >>> Angelus Original Leather Paint Starter Kit 12 Pack. This pair of specially made TOMS is coated with KRYLON MATTE FINISH and Scotchguard Fabric Protector to protect these kicks from your Green Tea spills!
AriZona Beverages first started as a family company in Brooklyn, New York back in 1992. The iconic soft sea foam green container decorated with the traditional sakura, or Japanese Cherry Blossoms, design transcends the idea of "exquisite beauty" in the company's iconic "uniquely designed packaging." Considered to be the national flower of Japan, the Cherry Blossom trees are known as "...a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life" often replicating the forever fleeting clouds gently floating in the breeze of an April afternoon.
Whether it is the soothing reliable taste of the Ginseng extract in the Green Tea or the aesthetically pleasing design of the Cherry Blossoms relaxing in the wind, this intricate hand painted pair of TOMS will attract any fan of the AriZona Green Tea beverage.
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New Years 2015 was ushered in on the island of Puerto Rico. My girlfriend (now wife) Megan and 6 friends were staying in Rincon Puerto Rico. It was the first time we had been there. Our friend Gian Carlo grew up on the island, so it had always been a priority to visit. New Years evening I got down on one knee and proposed to Megan at a party with all our friends. We were at the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa filled with lush tropical flowers and noisy Coqui frogs. If there is any way to experience a night in Puerto Rico, it's New Years Eve at The Resort. Right on the beach and short drive to Rincon to surf. The rooms we're luxury and the food was amazing. I miss it and plan on being back for this New Years Eve.
I had always known about these frogs that are smaller than a U.S. Dime because Gian Carlo had a tattoo of one on his wrist. Hearing the frogs in person made me fascinated with this little amphibian. When dusk settles in, the Coqui frogs come out and they are LOUD. It's amazing how much noise can come from such a little animal.
When recently asked by a client to make her another pair of custom Toms to represent her Puerto Rican heritage, I drew inspiration straight from my travel pictures. All the flowers in the topics are beautiful, and the careful landscaping of Copa Marina didn't disappoint. Check out this pictures below to see the finished product of those custom Coqui Frog Toms.
Work in progress picture below.
Where are you from and what's your heritage? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ideas for a custom pair of shoes that reps where you're from. This is the best part of my job hearing about the stories that are important to you and making them come to life. Want these Coqui Frog Toms? Get them here >>> https://bstreetshoes.com/blogs/news/puerto-rico-coqui-frog-toms-custom-hand-painted
Friday night we had an Earth Day Celebration! Toms invited the B Street Team back to the Toms Flagship store in Venice to paint shoes. From 4-7pm we painted shoes for everyone who wanted some custom shoes. Of course because it was Earthday, we painted painted a lot of World Map Toms celebrating the beauty of the world. One of my favorite things about painting at the Flagship store is they have a coffee bar. Nina is the barista every time we show up and she makes the best lattes. Keep an eye on my Instagram @bstreetshoes for a post of when we will be there next.