Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tanglewood Elementary

I recently had a woman contact me about painting a desk for her. It is a children's desk, and really pretty cool. A local elementary school, Tanglewood Elementary, does a fund raiser of some kind each year where a room mom gets the desk painted, and they auction it off (Or something) to raise money for their child's class.
Well, then she passed my name onto another mom, and so I got two jobs from this one contact off of my website.
I was pretty excited!
Here is a picture of the first desk.


It is that chalky paint sort of finish, in a linen color, with a chalk board desk top. I love the way it turned out!

The second desk was a bit of a challenge. The theme was supposed to be Springtime in Paris. The client wanted me to paint a checkerboard game on the top of the table, and also tie it in with Paris, France somehow. Well, then another curve was thrown in there, can you add Tigers to it as well?? Hmmm, I first thought the name of the project would be "Parisian Games". Sounded catchy, but as I was painting...and that is when I start REALLY brainstorming with myself...lol...I kept calling it "Tigers in Paris"...but that checkerboard was then haunting me. If you know my work...you will know that I do not do much geometric style painting. Everything I do is free form, everything I do is by hand. I don't use rulers, overhead projectors, masking, or do I ever want to look at other people's work and copy. But I had said I could do a checkerboard, and I would do a checkerboard...I just didn't know how to make it look real.
Well, my husband knows airbrushing, and he understands masking and all of that, so I got him to help me mask it out...just giving me some guidance...but other than that, it is all free form. LOL...here is a picture...


and another...



I am really excited about how it turned out!
The client was as well :)

3 comments:

Once Upon A Time...in the kingdom of Austin in the fairytale land of Texas there was born a fair princess with a love of all things magical, sparkly, and glittery. said...

Oh My Gosh! Oh My Gosh! OH MY GOSH!!! You truly ARE an inspiration!! I'm your biggest fan!!! I LOVE IT!! ~Cheryl

Once Upon A Time...in the kingdom of Austin in the fairytale land of Texas there was born a fair princess with a love of all things magical, sparkly, and glittery. said...
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Cottage said...

Adrienne, I LOVE your creations!! They are amazingly GORGEOUS!