Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'll admit . . .

This one was somewhat of a challenge. And let me explain! First off it is a gift {not from me - but from one awesome lady who really loves to give art away!} The challenge lies in the fact that Morgan {the birthday girl} doesn't like pink and her walls are already a shade of green. We don't know what shade, but a green shade. So, let's get to the bedding . . . .

What do you see? Pink and an odd shade of green. So, if you omit the pink and the green {because I don't know if that is the same shade of green on the walls} - that leaves me with just turquoise, purple, white and brown to work with?! Since I wasn't going to use all the colors, I decided to omit the purple too?! Just trust me on this one. There is madness to my thinking - I just can't usually put it into words!?

With all the interior decorating classes I took to include the ton of psychology classes, I learned . . . . oh, wait - that wasn't me, that was somebody else! That's right, I went through the "college of business" route! Marketing, management, econ or finance really didn't touch on any of this? Man, that's crappy! Too bad I didn't know that I was going to have a butt load of kids so I couldn't afford to work?? And that I had some type of hidden talent that included paint and canvases??{I'm still aggravated at myself for my degree! Oh, the things that I will teach my kids - another post for another time!} But anyhoodle on with this story! The first thing I saw when looking at this bedding was the turquoise. I'm sure the turquoise caught her eye as well especially since "birthday girl" doesn't like pink. And just in case you really didn't look at it very well - that bedding has ALOT of pink - 2 shades of PINK! Since her walls were already green from the previous room decor, I'm sure Mom was excited that the current wall color would work and she just saved boo coo bucks without having to repaint the room! This is entirely a speculation - I have absolutely no idea if it's true, but I'm assuming this is how it went?!

Since turquoise is the eye grabber - turquoise shall be the main color! And brown - no brainer - fantastic anchor color for the name!


Somewhat monochromatic, but I'm thinking it will work!

{Check it out . . . . what it will look like hanging over her bed?!
hahaha - oh, wait - maybe not! I don't have green walls in my picture!}


Another practical assumption was the font choice. Since it was obvious in the email {and the fact that I was asked to exclude PINK,} I knew NOT to go scripty with the font! {Script = girly and I'm pretty sure I didn't need to go that route!} So, I painted a funky/fun font. And I'll admit . . . .


. . . . . that is one rockin' "g" - we all know I love a good "g" {man, I need to get a life!}

I'm super curious how this one goes over as a gift?! {My dear friend, you will have to let me know!}

And yes, this type of thinking goes into each painting I create!

18 comments:

Lauren said...

I want you to teach me to paint like this! :) :) (Give an online tutorial...I just love your cute accent! :) )
Your art is over the moon amazing!

Paige said...

Love it! I hope she does too. The font is great!

Workaholic Momma said...

You are the most talented Super Momma in the entire universe. Note universe and not world.

I love it. You are fabulous, adorable and have the cutest accent I have ever heard.

Enjoy the holiday!! And, thanks for the all posts. They brighten my days!

Amy said...

Blue was the perfect choice!

Julie said...

I love it, you did a great job and those were some odd things to work with...so you really pulled it off!!! Love the font too, what is it called?

Southern said...

I love it! I think it is just perfect for that bed comforter and for someone that's not that crazy about pink. That g is fab too! Hope your week is going better.

Swan Family said...

I really like the font! Great job!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love it! The colors and font are perfect.

The little dots along the stripes are so cute. I love the little details you always add to each of your paintings.

tale of many cities said...

love stripes w/ polka dots! great color choices too.. i definitely would've done the same!! great work.. as always!!

Matt, Allison and Jade said...

I think it is great{the painting and the fact that so much thought, effort and time went into it}! Must be why you have such a large fan base:) It still amazes me that you didn't uncover this amazing talent till later in life. I gives me hope that there is still time for me to find mine. My family is super-talented and sometimes I feel like I got the short end of that stick. I love each painting more and more...can't wait to see what you create for your boys:)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

It looks perfect! ...just the right touch of everything.

and continued prayers for Hudson.

Annie said...

love it!
i hope the bday girl does too!

Living With Purpose said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I know that Morgan will love it!! You took all the factors into play that I gave you, and came up with something SO beautiful!! I'll touch base with you next week about making the drive to your house for all my goodies!!! Thank you sweet girl!!

Michelle Shiflet Photography said...

WOW!! This is for my Morgan, and it's absolutely perfect. She loves blue and the font is great! Thank you!!

Brandie said...

You're right! Painting does require a lot of thinking...well, good painting does anyway! You did a fantastic job on this one. Modern, clean, and a little bit funky!

Danine said...

and that my dear Kim is why you are so A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

You put your heart and soul into that painting and your God given talents!

pve design said...

gee, you make it all look so easy! Just a reminder for you to take it easy today on your front porch! See my post today...
pve

Southern Fried Gal said...

Looks great! I love how you pulled out just two colors and yes - that is one fantastic g!