Today I delivered a sign that I designed four times. Yes. Four. Times. It had to be perfect. My dear dear friend Cathy, aka Miss Effie, needed a sign for her absolutely enchanting Summer Kitchen...on her beautiful u-pick flower farm. This is a place that once you've arrived you really don't want to leave. On our way home today my three old announced out of the blue, in the sweetest little calm voice, "I really like going to Miss Effie's". It is a very special place...a place that connects you to the earth and all that means....my children sense that....and I'm so happy I do too. Perhaps now you understand why the sign had to be perfect.
As we all know, details are my FAVORITE. Sometimes I get consumed by details...signs don't happen quickly around here....they marinate in my brain for a while. I adore the details on this sign. Do you know how many ampersands there are on the planet? I think I've looked at every one. ;-)
Shadowing is my second favorite thing. Any font can be shadowed...at least in my book. ;-)
As a side note, this is my boss. Looks tough doesn't he? That's okay...when he's a stinker I just pull his mouth off. ;-)
If I could arrange for all my friends to have a giant lilac bush right outside their studio/kitchen window I would. It is a heavenly scent to be draped in while painting.
That's enough randomness....back to the real show. ;-)
Cath kinda liked her sign. I was tickled every shade of pink by her reaction. Hugging was involved.