Thursday, June 4, 2009

Grace . . .

I have found a new design for the "funny bones" collection! I really like using the tick mark border . . . this time I put a twist on it. Literally!


After this painting . . . . I got to thinking what I could design without sketching it on the canvas?! Just let the brush go and see what happens? I didn't use tape to grid out the border for even-ness! Kim got wild - haha!! I let loose! And finally did it! Completely "free-hand" - it was scary {I'll admit} - but I did it! I faced the fear and did it anyways!!


Of course this will always be my favorite "G" font! So, for all those who order that have a name that starts with a "G" {or an "E" or both!} know that it will probably look like this!


I really used a lot of pattern - you can see it all in the above picture. {I really like the lighter pink dots on the darker pink background.} My main goal with this one is longevity. I was told that they wanted to be able to use it in a different room {eventually.}


I tried to avoid a "babyish" look so that the painting would have a long life in Grace's room!

Okay, honesty is the best policy . . . what do you think! I can take it, be honest!

About this "twin" story! Look for it tomorrow - I'll work on it tonight! Because it will take.me.that.long to type it out. I'll warn you . . . wear your depends! You're going to need it! It's not everyday you hear about "the 2-headed baby!"

14 comments:

"Rachel" said...

Wow I can't believe that's freehand. It's amazing!

I was actually wanting to ask you how do you get your lines on the names so straight? I am assuming you are just gifted. :)

tale of many cities said...

**applause** well done kim!!

T Lee said...

I love the new "twist"...adds so much umph to that name , in particular. Definitely use it more!

Will love reading about the two headed baby, I am sure.

I finally have been referred out for jackson's..eating/sensory issues

YAY!

Jenn said...

Love....love...you know.

Kodi said...

I LOVE it. You did a fantastic job, and it is one of your best, I think...freehand more often for sure! I'm in awe of your God-given talent every time I look at your paintings!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

I really like it! Good Design...Beautiful!

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

Nice work! I am a big fan of the light pink dots on the darker pink as well. I think you achieved a great transition piece for baby to big girl room. :)
You are awesome at freehanding - I've only done that a couple of times and I always feel so much steadier if I draw it out first. :)
BTW, my 2-year-old drew all over one of my paintings with a black permanent marker today. Yep, a painting that was almost ready to be shipped out to a customer. Yay...

HouseMama said...

Beautiful - as always!!!

Julie said...

I love the sides.... I am so amazed you free hand, seriously, you rock

Southern said...

Love the curly border! You are so talented!

Tutta la Storia said...

I absolutely adore the treatment on the edges. I agree, freehand takes a leap of faith--but looks like you made it across just fine!

Jessica said...

That's really good for freehanding! :)

Holli said...

I LOVE it! That just may be my next SW's purchase!

Dizzie Noodle said...

oh, this is so pretty. I love it!

:) Michelle