Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 - Soles of Silk Year in Review

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

It's true. When you get older in life, time just seems to pass without notice. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago I was accidentally writing 2007 on checks when 2008 had arrived. Now I'll get to screw them up yet again.

This year was a landmark year with presidential elections and with all the good and bad around the world. I won't go into all those things, but I'd like to take a look back at the year that was 2008 on Soles of Silk.

Lady Steph made her Soles of Silk debut in 2008.

New Models
This year the site welcomed six new models to the site. Those models are: Barbie, Dani Dare, Jessie, Keira, Lady Steph, and Nessa. Four of these girls were friends of other models who are already on the site. I love when the girls get one of their friends to pose for me. Barbie was introduced to me by Danielle, Jessie by Cierra, Keira by Kellie, and Nessa by Wendy.

Wendy had a busy year in 2008, even helping to debut new model, Nessa.

Existing Models
It would take a lot of space here to recount every set that was posted this year of the established models. Instead of doing that, I'll talk about some of my highlights of the year with the sets we did.

Cierra and her sweaty little feet spent a lot of time in front of the camera. She did everything from fuzzy boots to cookie dough, to Tickle Me Elmo (with Kimmie) to some sets in an outdoor botanical garden - all of which haven't even been posted yet.

Wendy was also a little busy this year with a number of sets including one in pantyhose and this year's Ravens themed set with Nessa. Like Cierra, I haven't even got a chance to post a few of the sets I did with Wendy yet.

I also had a chance to get with Jordana again this year. She recommended a hotel that had fantasy suites and I reserved Treasure Island room. Again, all of these sets have not gone on the site yet, but the ones that have were popular with many of you.

Madison was a feature model on Wu's Feet Links this year.

Wu's Feature
Madison was front and center again this year. We did a number of sets including the vacuum, bubblegum and cat print heels. But this year Madison also did a special feature set for Wu's Feet Links. In it she had those sexy size 8's on display with some cash and coins. That day was also a week before her birthday and we squeezed in a birthday cake set.

Site Functions/Updates
Aside from changing some of the graphics around the site, this year I redesigned the Video Clips section with archive pages and more clip information. I also got the Downloads section a little more organized and added in Foot Toon's section.

So much more happened in the last 365 days to mention here. It was a great year and I'm looking forward to 2009 as the site enters its fifth year. Have a great New Year and I'll see you in 2009!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cierra's Bath - Self-Taken Photos

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Cierra is a tease! Yes, I said it. That girl gets to me at times. One of those times was recently as I was standing in line at a Subway trying to figure out what kind of sub I wanted to order. My cellphone vibrated and I saw I had a text/picture message. I took a look at it and I see that Cierra sent me a photo of her little feet in the bathtub.

Of course as I'm looking at the photo on my Blackberry the "sandwich artist" (do they still call them that?) asks me what I'd like. I tell her I want a chicken bacon ranch on Italian bread and my phone vibrates again. I finish ordering my sandwich and before I finish another vibration and then another...
By time the girl was finishing up my sandwich I had gotten a few photos sent to me. I, being the normal pervert I am, tell her to wrap those soles around the spicket. A couple photos later, I see those sexy feet wrapped around the spicket in one hell of a phallic pose. I playfully text messaged her that I'd be willing to look at photos of anything else she wants to show me in the tub there.

I get two more photos of her feet and and smiley face response to my message about seeing some more of her, but I'm very happy with what she shared. I'm just glad she thinks of me when she looks down at those sweaty little feet. I'll let you enjoy them as well with the photos below.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bigger is Better?

Kat Noir's newest set is the first week using the new photo file size.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Recently I had a post on the Soles of Silk Forum about posting bigger photos on the site. I wasn't too keen on making the files larger than the 1024 x 768 size they were in, but after sitting on it for a week, I have increased photo size to 1280 x 960. This only holds true to this week's update and those which come after it. And yes, I started this with Kat Noir's update because she's someone who appreciates size! I hope you enjoy it too.

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I'm a PC... and Pissed Off!

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Wow, what a last couple of weeks here in computer land. Not only did I manage to get a adware virus, but I also had an error with the Service Pack 3 update totally kill my system. I was so ready to wave the white flag and find a way to buy a Mac again. I didn't do that, however, and was able to pull through. This is why this week's update is being posted a day later than normal.

This whole ordeal began with the adware. While online I had a prompt to install some Active X content so my Window Media Player could play a file. Well, my dumb ass thought it was a Microsoft prompt, but it was not. After I allowed the download, I was now in the land of pop up windows telling me I had a virus and I needed to download this particular virus program. Now, I was stupid enough to allow the Active X to install, but I wasn't dumb enough to fall for the fact that I needed that software. Obviously the company who produced this adware/virus was also selling the program that "fixed" it. I really despise dumb asses who do things like this.

Once I got the adware out of my computer, I had a prompt to upgrade my Service Pack 2 to Service Pack 3. In the middle of the download, it stopped, telling me I had an error that wouldn't allow the download to complete. Apparently, some of the files did install and my operating system seemed to be in a funk with the mismatched files. I tried to go back and reinstall, but my Windows Installer would not function. I kept getting messages telling me I didn't have access or I might be running in safe mode. Problem was, I do have access and I wasn't in safe mode.

I must have tried five techniques to remedy the Installer. With it in its present state I could not install, remove or update any program at all. It was quite annoying.

To make a long story short, I came to the conclusion that I was just going to reformat my hard drive. Simple, right? Nope. When trying to do so, I was given blue error screens with random code at the bottom. I wrote down the code and each time it was different. Of course, with Windows, those codes could mean about 25 things and since it wasn't the same code each time, I had about 75 possible causes to chase down.

Luckily I saw a post on a forum about switching a setting in the BIOS and I was able to reformat. With all my files backed up, I went for it.

I'm still changing little things to the system to get it back to the way it was before (minus the problems). I got all the graphics programs back and I'm ready to rock with the site here. Thanks for your patience and I hope none of you have to experience what I did above.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tidbits for October

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

It's October already. Damn this year feels like is ending before it even began. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago it was July and I was in Cedar Point, Ohio with some friends riding on all the roller coasters I've been itching to get on forever. Ah yes, I love me some coasters! Anyhow, it's much colder now and I thought it was a good time to mention some things related to the site here.

Sole Searching
The first and biggest announcement I have is something I am breaking here first. I have been in contact with Wu over at Wu's Feet Links about doing a new section on his site that will consist of interviews and bios of foot fetish personalities from around the web. This section I've decided to call "Sole Searching." I've already hit up Mommie Dearest for an interview and am working on getting everything typed up. I'm so glad she decided to be my first subject and I'm sure you'll find all the things she said to be an interesting read. I'll be sure to keep everyone informed as to when this section opens on Wu's.

Video Clips Section

Updating the Video Clips section of the site has gotten so much easier. I've been told by a couple of people they like the format much better and that's always good to hear. I was trying to make things more organized with better information for each individual clip.

With people liking the format of the Video Clips section, I am considering matching the post format style in the Models and Contribution galleries. Still just an idea, but I might make that jump. It will be a big undertaking if I do.

Upcoming Shoots
I have slowed down a little in taking new photos. I took a bunch of sets toward the end of summer and with the economy sucking ass these days, I've decided to use some of these sets before I dive in and take a bunch of new ones. I have plenty of sets, so I'm able to do this.

Although I stated the above, there are a couple of girls I've been in talks with about getting together to do some new sets with. Bethany, first and foremost, hasn't been in front of my camera in a long time. At one point over the summer we planned to do a shoot for three weeks in a row, only to be rained out on each and every day! I was so mad because we were going to make use of the beaches over the summer and when she debuted, her set in the bikini was a huge hit.

Abby and Mindee are also due for some new sets. Last week's set with the notebook was the last set I had of Mindee in my stash of unposted galleries. Abby hasn't been in front of the camera in a bit, but I expect her to pose again soon since she moved down the street, literally.

Wallpaper Contest

It's been some time since I did the last Wallpaper Design Contest, so I'm aiming on setting up for the third one here soon. I'm also trying to figure out a members-only contest so all of you may earn extra free membership time. Be on the lookout for both of these in the future!

Kellie joined the 1K Club with this update.

Kellie Reaches 1,000 Photos

Congratulations to Kellie, who reached 1,000 photos with this week's marshmallow photo set. Kellie is the second model on the site to reach 1,000-plus images, with the other being Madison. Don't think Kellie will be stopping anytime soon either. This girl has been throwing ideas at me for new shoots every time I turn around at work. I love her enthusiasm!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Video Clips Archived

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

If you have been finding it hard to navigate the 160-plus video clips all on a single Video Clips page up until now, you're not alone. I have been wanting to get into that section and revamp things for some time. Well, I burned the midnight oil a few times last week and pushed myself to finish a total redesign of the Video Clips section.

The biggest change to the section is the addition of archive pages, eight of them to be exact (which will grow with time as more updates are added). Adding in this week's clip featuring Dani Dare, the site had a total of 165 clips. What I decided to do was catalog each clip and then take and place 20 clips on an archive page.

I tried to put the oldest clips together, but also spread out some of the model's clips over all the pages. For example, Madison and Cierra both have a larger number of clips in comparison to some of the other models. I spaced those girls' clips out through these eight current archive pages. So while the clips are not in the exact order in which they were added to the site, overall, it's close.

Video Clip Information
The old Video Clips page had a still capture preview, the title, time and file size information stuck directly under it. This time around, the video clip's title and information are out to the right and much easier to read. In addition, I have also added the clip's dimensions and format (ie. Windows Media Format) in case a clip of another format should be posted in the future.

Another big addition that was not found on the old page is having the models' names who appear in the clip featured and also linked to her page. I have had people asking me what clips a certain model appear in, so I have made it much easier for everyone to locate their favorite models' clips.

Extra Tidbits
While updating this section I found a few clips were in need of correction or replacement. A few had improper titles or model names listed in the clip's summary. Those have now been fixed. Another issue that arose were some of the older clips, mainly a few holiday clips from the past had never been remastered to feature the new logo and dimensions.

Sadly, two of the clips have been lost/corrupted. I have made them into Windows Media files, but their resolution is not as good as the rest of the clips. Instead of just deleting them off the site, I thought some of you might still enjoy them. They're found in the archives with special notes explaining their current status.

I hope everyone likes this current format for the Video Clips section a whole lot more than the previous messy "all on one page" format that I had before. And don't be surprised if you start seeing some other small site revamps going on as I try to make updating easier and the site cleaner and modern.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cierra Snaps - Self-Taken Photos

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Every so often you come across a girl who just loves being in front of the camera. There are a few on this site, but I want to mention one right now. That person is Cierra.

Cierra loves having her photos taken. She not only likes posing for me, but her camera is always full of photos of friends or events. The other day, however, I got a text message to log onto AIM, so I did. When I logged in, Cierra was online and started sending me photos that she had taken of her feet. Needless to say, I wanted to check them out. When I opened them, my jaw about hit the floor.

Now, I've always found Cierra's feet to be darn cute, but for some reason her photos just made me want them in my hands right that second. Seriously, her toes were painted bright pink and her new star tattoo was on display front and center. Best of all though was the poses she put her feet in.

I guess Cierra has either been paying attention to all the poses I've given her, or she's just a self-taught pro. The poses her feet are in are very playful and to me, match her personality exactly.

Well, I could go on forever and ever about these photos, but I'm going to let you take a look at what she sent me below. I told her I was going to post them as I wanted you all to see them as well. Tell me what you think. I'm going to be sure to tell her! She told me she plans on taking more...

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Aged to Perfection?

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

At the end of last week I took a vacation with my friend and his girlfriend to Ohio. We stayed with her parent's place and pretty much every day we found something to do. Among our journeys we found ourselves in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, at the Cleveland Indian's Stadium (whatever corporate sponsor they currently have), and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Our last day in Ohio, however, was what we were most looking forward to. We shot over to Cedar Point Amusement Park and rode every coaster, some of them twice. I won't get into the fact that the Top Thrill Dragster spent more time being fixed than running, but what I do want to talk about is all the feet and toes on display on the hot and humid day we spent at the park. Everything from college aged cuties, to mothers walking around with their children, had the goods on display and I found something just a little odd that day with my observations.

The majority of the girls at the park, I'd say, were in their teens to about mid-20's. Lots of these girls were in flip flops or sandals. What I found odd was that it seemed like most of them had neglected their toes. Lots were unpainted, but so many had more chips than a bag of Chips A'hoy. Of course not all of them were like this, but it just seemed like a majority.

Now when I found myself looking at the 40-plus crowd, many walking around the park with their families, I found the exact opposite. The older women at the park had their toes neatly polished and many of them even sported toe rings on their toes.

One woman, who sat next to me on one of those giant swing rides (they packed you in so all seats were filled), had the hottest feet I saw all day. Her toes were painted silver and she wore three toe rings. Her soles were also dirty. I got a great view of them as they made people with flip flops leave them aside while on the ride. She was kicking her feet about before the ride and I think she caught me looking for sure.

I am not quite sure what to think about the difference with the attention paid to the pedicure of the different age groups because I usually don't find a difference when out and about. All I do know is on that day I would have loved to have found myself under lots of 40-plus women's hot, sweaty, tired feet.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cierra - Footography

Cierra (left) has been spending a ton of time in front of my camera lately.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

I'm back with another footography on one of the site's most visible models when it comes to number of updates, photo sets and video clips. Cierra, a friend of mine for many years, has become one of the site's mainstays and someone who is always looking forward to doing something whenever we can get together. Just have I have done in the past with the other footographies, I'm going to explore some of the experiences I've had with this energetic little friend of mine and look at all the sets she's posed for, both posted and yet to be posted. Now lets get to the sole of Cierra!

I have known Cierra for a number of years now. She used to work with me and when I decided to open Soles of Silk several years ago, she had recently turned 18 and agreed instantly to being in front of my camera. The first sets we did were before I even had the site online. We went out to a nearby park and I shot her in three different locations for a three part park series. From then on, she did anything and everything from smashing a blueberry pie to showing off her very sweaty feet, fresh out of her boots. Here is a look at all the sets she has been in or a part of thus far:

*done with me on the camera timer setting to be used for a possible future design for the Wu's Feet Links Interviews section where I needed shots of my ugly mug with some cute feet

From the list above you can probably tell one thing from Cierra. She absolutely loves sticking her feet in anything messy, gooey or slimy. Whether it be food, mud, sand, or her friend's faces, she just likes having them in/on anything she can. I sometimes have to remind her that the grocery store only has so much food and other models like doing the food shoots too. She's also big into the dirty feet won't hesitate to have her piggies slop in the mud. Even though I have a few good sets of her dirty feet above, I love seeing her get her feet messy and have some plans to do more dirty/muddy feet sets with her in the future.

Earlier this year Cierra and I must have gotten together four times in a two weeks span and just shot photo set after photo set. She introduced me to Jessie and did a set with her and the following week I got her and Kimmie to do a set together as well - a set that will make everyone here beg to see more of both girls.

Over the last few weeks I've been chatting with Cierra and talking about getting in some more photos while the weather is warm and she told me she's always game. Even with all the sets above, I can never have too many of Cierra. She's come a long way since her first little park series sets to her sweaty, cookie dough smashing set, to the set she made Mindee sniff her little feet. I can't wait!

Cierra's favorite thing is to smush things between her toes, especially food.

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June 2008 Notes

Barbie is Soles of Silk's newest model - and a damn cute one, at that.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

June. What a great month. On June 2, I celebrated my 29th birthday. I went out to the amusement park and rode a bunch of roller coasters and of course, I saw tons of girls in flip flops and sandals. I'm telling you man, between that day and a quick stop at the mall yesterday, I saw more cute female feet than I could take in. It was like an overload. I began not even noticing all the ones coming by as there were too many to look at. I did, however, see a bunch of the brightest color toes at the mall. 

Two girls, who I assume were sisters, had this bright orange polish. I'm telling you, this orange was so vivid, it actually hurt your eyes to stare at as they moved their little feet around. Another thing I saw a lot of was the bare soles when girls took a step. I love seeing that quick glimpse of a soft sole that a flip flop allows. It must have been family day because a mother and daughter came out of a store and both had on flip flops and I was loving the glimpses I was catching walking behind them. Just had to make sure the dad/husband didn't catch me looking.

Now onto site matters. By now you've already seen the site's latest addition, Barbie. This girl was loads of fun to shoot and I was supposed to meet up with her today to do some more shots, but had to cancel due to my other model who I was supposed to travel north to meet, Jordana, having to cancel last minute. It has been a long time since I shot Jordana and instead of trying to squeeze in a quick set, I thought it best to wait until she could afford more time. I love that girl and her feet and was looking forward to shooting her again. And as for Barbie... don't even get me started on how cute that girl is. She's a blast to hang out and shoot with.

A few weeks ago I had three weeks in a row where a shoot with the same model got rained out. Bethany was supposed to do some shoots with me and it has been a bit since I saw this adorable, quiet gal. She was all excited to do some more photos and so was I. Bethany is probably the sweetest girl I've ever met and I love her cute smile. Well, after three weeks of getting rained out, we're talking about getting together for an entire day of shooting. I can't wait and it better not fucking rain again!

Tomorrow I should be getting with Chloe and doing a quick shoot before we head out to see The Chronicles of Narnia 2. I'm also trying to plan a Fourth of July set with her in the next couple weeks. I have some ideas for that, so expect to see a patriotic Chloe in the weeks to come.

I've gotten in a few sets recently of some of the site's regulars like Madison and Kellie, but am also trying to track down more of the elusive ones. A few of the girls on that list include: AnnLauryn, Carmen, Shayna, and Taylor. I also have a girl I used to work with who owes me a shoot for helping her do some photography of a project she did for a college class. She isn't into feet, but I assure you, this girl's feet are very nice and a little on the bigger side.

Well, I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather. If it wasn't for the damn price of gas, I'd be spending more time outside enjoying it!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 2008 Notes

Kelsey is one of several models I'm looking to schedule a new shoot with soon.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Yay! The weather is getting warmer and that means it's time to come out of hibernation and get in some outdoor photos. Yes, I have light set ups that I use for indoor shoots, but I just love doing my shoots outside. The light is better in general and I like finding new and interesting backgrounds to do shoots in.

Speaking of shoots, after I upload this week's update I'll be heading over Madison's place to take some photos with her. Yeah, I know, she's got me wrapped around her little toe. Oh well, can you blame me?

In addition to Madison, I've been talking with a few other models about getting in some shoots soon. Kellie, Shayna, Kelsey, Chloe, and Mindee are a few of those girls. I also am looking to catch up with some of those who haven't been around for some time to see what they're up to. This week's update, Delicious, has also mentioned wanting to get together soon as well.

On the technical side of things, I'm in the middle of a total overhaul of the video clips section. I'm creating multiple archive pages that will hold 15 video clips each. The layout will resemble that of the wallpaper galleries section, complete with all the present information of the clips (time, size, title), but will also add the model(s) names along with that. To update the video clips page has gotten to be cumbersome as there are too many clips. Be on the lookout for that in the coming updates.

Well, I need to get going. I have two size 8.5 feet ready for my camera and hopefully my hands as well. Shh!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Madison - Size 8.5 Overdose

Madison is so deserving of representing Soles of Silk in a Wu's Feet Links feature set.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Usually an overdose is a bad thing. But when you get an overdose of Madison's size 8.5 feet, it's far from that. This week we get so much Madison, some of you might just suffer from the symptoms associated with a Size 8.5 Overdose. Those symptoms are: strained eyes, sore wrist, drooling, and of course, if any of you suffer from an erection lasting more than four hours, you should seek medical help. Sorry, I just had to!

This week is a special week for Madison. Wu asked us to do a feature set for his site, Wu's Feet Links. Carmen, the twins (Kimmie and Kellie), and now Madison have all represented Soles of Silk as feature girls. It was only fitting to have Madison be a feature girl as she has done so much for the site and someone who has always been there for me whenever I needed an emergency set, or even just someone to talk about ideas with. I'm glad Wu wanted her to be a feature girl.

Madison's feature set, Piggy Bank & Piggies, if you haven't checked it out already, had her sitting on my brand new bed, in my freshly painted and redecorated room. We got a piggy bank that just so happened to say "shoe fund" on the side of it and threw change and bills all over the place. Madison had a good time sticking all kinds of coins in her purple French pedicured toes. The pig even looked like it was enjoying itself too, but I won't go there.

The day we shot the feature set for Wu, I had also decided to do a set that Madison had been wanting to do. She had told me her birthday was coming up and she wanted nothing more than to smash a birthday cake under her feet. I told her I was game, but on one condition... I got to taste some of the cake off her feet. She was all for it and eating the cake off her feet ended up being my second treat for the day (not counting doing the shoots). She wore a pair of fuzzy boots at work all day long without socks for me. She never took them off until she got here. I got to sniff her feet and give her a quick foot rub before the shoot. Strange, I thought it was her birthday not mine.

A few days later Madison came back over to take a look at her photos. I got another treat by getting to rub her feet again. She was in tennis shoes and socks and her feet smelled even better than when she wore the boots. Seriously, I need to make sure it isn't my birthday. All kidding aside though, that day, before Madison had come by, I went out and bought her a few little gifts. There was a catch though. In order to get the gifts, she had to earn them. I made her play a game of Madison trivia by answering questions pertaining to her photo sets on the site. She got all three correct and inside three little gift bags (decorated with shoe artwork) was neon nail polish, a bunch of toe rings, and a gift card to a shoe store. I told her all those gifts must be used in future sets here on the site. So be on the lookout for those.

To go along with the Size 8.5 Overdose, I made a wallpaper of Madison using one of the shots from the feature set. Put your mouth where the money is... If you're curious as to what that statement means, check out the Wallpaper gallery in the Downloads section for more.

Also featured this week is two clips of Madison that were taken a while ago. I couldn't decide with clip to post for this update, so I went with both. I had actually asked Madison to pick which one and you know how it normally goes when you ask for a girl to make a choice. She said whatever one I wanted. I went with both and told her it gave me a reason to claim I need to do more clips of her. She thought that was a great idea. I'm just so full of them!

Well, I hope everyone enjoys overdosing on Madison this week. I know the last couple of weeks have been a blast. I would have liked to have gotten everyone scratch and sniff stickers with Madison's feet on them, but I couldn't seem to find them. If you only knew how good they smell when she wears those shoes all day... Time to go overdose, even though I am sure I've been doing it often over the past few weeks. Inhale!

You best bet I enjoyed a lick or two off her feet!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

2008 Soles of Silk Design Contest Results

One of only nine entries in this installment of the Soles of Silk Wallpaper Design Contest.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

After the first Soles of Silk Wallpaper Design Contest turn out, I was expecting about the same and hoping for more in the way of entries. Things weren't to be this time around, however as only nine entries came in from four different artists.

Don't get me wrong, these entries were on par with what was submitted the first time around. I just thought more would have took the chance at winning either a 1-month or 3-month membership. I gave at least a 1-month membership to all of those who entered last time, so this time around, I decided to give all four artists the grand prize 3-month membership award.

I hope everyone will be able to participate next time around. It seems as if non-members are the only ones entering the contest, so I want everyone to know that this contest is open to everyone! Current members can have free months placed within their reoccuring membership plans or for one time sign ups, the time can be added at the end when it would expire.

I really enjoy running contests, but the turn out for the last two have been less than stellar - the Guess the Model and Second Design Contests. Does everyone find them to be a waste of time, or do I need to do a better job of promoting them? I'd love to hear what all of you have to say.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Remastered Clips Status

The first clip I shot was a very short test clip of Abby's oily soles.

The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.

Well, well. It seemed like it took forever, but the majority of the clips that appeared on the site in various formats and sizes have all been upscaled and remastered into the current format. I say majority for a couple of reasons.

The first reason is that a few of these clips have holiday themes. When I was remastering five clips per week for the last few months, I would time the holiday clips (ie. Halloween and Christmas) to fall on the weeks of that holiday. Being I have finished remastering before Valentine's Day, for example, I will add those Valentine's Day clips in on this year's Valentine's update. So be ready to be getting some of Layla's and Cierra's feet and maybe even a cavity on that week!

The second reason is due to the original clips being either lost or corrupt. The clip with Mindee and Mariah comes from an entire photo set that I lost on my old laptop. I had the clip, but no pictures, but now all this time later, I cannot locate the clip either. I've been through both my laptop and my old eMac, but no luck!

During this remastering phase I came across a number of clips that for some reason read as corrupt on the CD's I burned them to. I cut out a few muffed up segments of clips during the remastering, but I've had issues with total clips in some cases. One of the clips of Lexi just won't work. It really sucks because that clip worked just fine on one of the last updates before I started to remaster all of them. I don't understand digital media and its quirks. You sometimes just have to deal with that sort of crap when it comes at you.

I don't think anyone would have noticed, but some of the last clips I remastered last week were very short. Those clips didn't even exist on the site prior, but I wanted to add them in for everyone to view. A number of those clips were some of the first I shot just messing around with the video function on the camera. None of the girls had ever done a video clip before, nor had I. Again, I thought it would be nice to post them anyhow.

I hope everyone has enjoyed these clips in their new format and there will be new never before seen clips with each new update. I am certain you will enjoy those as well!

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