Support Chris' Training in Belgium

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In 2013, I discovered my talent and passion for shoe patina (restoration). I find it rewarding in rescuing well-worn shoes because it gives me a chance to breathe new life into them. I can bring them back to their former condition, or give them a completely different spin with my creative vision.  It has turned into an artistic outlet that brings personal fulfillment and satisfaction and has become a great professional venture as well.

I find myself in a place where my self-taught skill set finally needs professional guidance, so I began submitting my portfolio to apprenticeships. I am elated and humbled to say that I’ve been accepted to train under Landry Lacour, considered the world’s top patina artist, in Brussels this coming Spring. Completion of my training will lead me to be certified as a Bespoke Patina Artist. This will be his last year of training and teaching, so this is the only opportunity I have before he retires. The money needed is before the end of March.
 
This crowd funding is to make up the difference of what I financially have to get me there. It will help cover the cost of the course, travel, and accommodations; it is well worth it and a chance of a lifetime. The expertise of Landry will advance my skills for years to come as I pursue my dream.

You can see Landry's work on his Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/lacour_bespokepatina.fr/

My current shoe restorations:
https://www.instagram.com/the_dyeing_arts/

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I want to thank you for support one more time. I am flying out in the morning and want to let you know your contribution was an important part of this opportunity for me...Thank you!!
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I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your donation and support. It means everything to me. With less than a month to go, I am just past the halfway mark. Please help share the word if you can. Thank you.
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I want to thank everyone who has donated. It's beyond appreciated. I just received notice today that the apprenticeship has been bumped up a month from May to the first week of April. Please help share and get the word out as time is short. Thank you!!
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Raised by 63 people in 30 months
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Created January 19, 2017
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$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
DM
$20
Danielle McLaughlin
28 months ago

Best of luck!

SN
$20
Sayaka Nihongi
28 months ago

I heart Chris! Good luck!!! Xoxo

NW
$25
Nick Woisin
28 months ago

Best of luck brother!

TC
$25
Tiffany Carvalloza
28 months ago
$100
Thomas Harris
28 months ago

Good Luck Chris, somehow you always let me back in

AG
$75
Adriana G.
28 months ago

Best of Luck! <3

KD
$50
Kathleen Daniele
28 months ago

Best of luck

BK
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Brian Kermizian
28 months ago
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$50
Andrew Kata
29 months ago
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