RISD Wintersession 2017: All Leather Dress-Casual Shoes inspired by an idea about the future of athleisure, baseball, golf, nature, and the Tuscan countryside. I documented my growth by dividing the project up into two categories, one being who I am, where I come from and what I already know, and the other being what I wanted to learn, what I hoped to achieve and why I went on this trip in the first place. I went into this class jus wanting to focus on shoes. I left with new perspectives, and new dreams to fulfill. By documenting my process of how I went about this trip I was not only able to make a pair of shoes, but push myself to make prototypes, mood boards, a demographic, an ideal consumer, learn photography from my peers, understand how to develop one's self and be self critical. I was constantly writing and sketching and journaling and even when I got back I went back into my archives and pulled inspirations that fit the project well dating back to Summer 2015. My keeping data, archives, information and work like this I am able to constantly go back into my projects and rework and develop. Not everyone is going to be on your side and not everyone is going to understand what you do. But you can at least communicate with them through what you do. And that's what I did here. I am re-communicating myself and recreating my values as an artist. It's hard to leave behind what your good at in order to grow. I wanted to do that here. I hope I communicate well here. Sincerely, Vaughan Lewis Carman. Special thank you to my family, Kathleen Grevers, Camilla Fucili, Austin Peete, Shawn Guo, my classmates, my friends, Pharrell Williams, Ferrari, Polimoda, Arsutoria, Stahl and the whole Stahl Squad, and Sheriff Gibbons.