Monday, November 30, 2009

December is here already!

It was such an amazing long weekend-warmth in the studio, sun shining, lovely music and even open windows to paint beside.  Just perfect!  I spent most of the weekend finishing the first group of Christmas orders and then back to the barn to cut and sand the next big group of nineteen and only two weeks or so to finish those!  After bringing those in, I decided to photograph the signs I had just finished and learned a valuable lesson-take socks off prior to standing on a stool with camera-after a large crash and a large bump on my large noggin and few other scrapes-I did take my socks off... and got a few nice photos.  Dork status upgraded. That's good, right?!  Happy December!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

skirt! magazine, Happy Thanksgiving, & Ava

The most exciting news to share-I can hardly type actually-but anyway, check out the December issue of skirt! magazine (cute green boxes all around Richmond and a few other places-there's also a link here and on my website) and on the 24/7 page, you'll find Sunnygirl Signs!  Isn't that the craziest thing-the bees knees, the absolute end?!  Thank you so much   to Phyllis Theroux, a wonderful local writer (with a new book coming out soon!), Constance Costas, skirt! Richmond editor, Agata Schoenborn, photographer and Nikki Hardin, publisher/editor and Ashland Coffee and Tea for a wonderful location for the shoot.  The December issue comes out in less than a week and I am so excited to see it! I hope you are too!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Rest, eat and laugh with friends and family- and then perhaps, take a walk and enjoy the fresh air.  It's so nice this time of year!  Oh and Ava, I just really liked this one.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Orders-it's time!

As you can see, Sunnygirl Sign orders for Christmas are already coming in!  Even though it's only the middle of November, the holidays will be here so quickly and the days seem shorter and shorter and busier and busier.  If you think you might like a sign or two for the holidays, just send an e-mail as soon as you can and we can get started!  Here are a few ideas to help with your order:*What word(s) would you like?  *Color preferences-background? lettering? dots?  *Size-4" tall, 6" tall, 8" tall or larger? *Pick-up or shipping date?  So, let your creativity soar and your imagination for different words and color combinations be free!  Anything is possible!  Wouldn't it be fun to give someone a present that you created? (plus I always attach a little note to those special order presents, that says 'This Sunnygirl Sign original was created especially for you by __________________.) You want to sign your name, don't you?

Numbers-who knew?

A few weeks ago, I was asked by a friend to paint some signs for a lovely group of women who were getting ready to run the Richmond Marathon for the first time!  Very exciting!  So, when I asked her what she had in mind, she thought 26.2 would be a perfect way to celebrate the race.  I must admit, a became a little nervous as I'd not painted numbers before-only letters and have had so much practice, I really had never given numbers much thought.  I'm really happy to say I'm glad I gave it a try-I ended up doing four of these, all free-hand, as always, and I think she's right-a perfect way to celebrate all 26.2 miles!
Go Runner Girls Go!

Sunnygirl Sign-done and ready to mail!


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