Monday, March 9, 2009

Words vs. Images

So, I'd love to say that I can paint anything- as far as words go, I can imagine their length, their color and their personality easily.
Growing up and even now, people tease me about my "very neat handwriting" and in some strange way, it has really come in handy as far as Sunnygirl Signs goes!

Images are quite a different story! Once, when painting one of my very first signs, a customer asked if I could paint a cherry at one corner. Although worried, I agreed, not wanting to disappoint her as she was so excited about the thought of it! After hours of trying to paint that simple cherry (you could have called it an upside down heart, an apple, a red blob or anything else red I suppose), I decided to leave images to others. It's a good thing.

Words-oh yippee! Any and all sorts please!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

All about Sunnygirl Signs

Sunnygirl Signs was started a couple of years ago after visiting a friend's farm.

I wanted to say thank you for a lovely day of swimming in the creek and visiting all of his animals so the very first Sunnygirl Sign was created!

Now, three years later, I have sold over 400 signs! Wow-that's so crazy to write-I'm so grateful. I've painted custom signs for many people, sold at art shows, painted in spanish, latin, greek, painted house numbers, names, favorite thoughts-it's so much fun.

All of my words are painted on recycled wood-some from our very old house, some from building site discard piles or sometimes, friends who know I paint, toss wood in our yard when they have some extra to share.

You can find out more at my new website listed right here on my blog. So spread the word!

Sunnygirl Sign-done and ready to mail!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to paint for you sometime really soon!