So last week, I was helping a good friend of mine do some last finishing touches on her store. When she opened her first shop, I was one of her first employees. There, I too helped paint a mural in the bathroom (as usual, no picture) and a few inspirational words around the store.
And that's what we did.
Six 8'x 2' chalkboards are hung throughout the shop. Let me just say, I LOVE typography. I used to make huge posters for my daughters' school back in the day. Like 20' long posters, using those gigantic markers. Oooowee! After a few minutes drawing with those things, you start feelin' happy loopy.
So drawing on these size boards seemed pretty easy. Right? So I thought.
"Screw it, Jen. Let's hang it up and see what it looks like"
She hung it up.
I HATED it. Not what was in my head.
I love Dana Tanamchi's works, and wanted to do something cool like that. But somehow the translation from my brain to my hand was lost. Damn you hands!!! So, I erased it.... a-gain.
Poop happens. You just gotta deal with the smell and move on.
I am happy.
We wanted to carry the chalkboard theme throughout so the backsplash was...
you guessed it.
Here is some of Dana's work that inspired us:
So if you're ever in San Diego, please pop on over to Daydreams Ceramic Cafe. Have a cup of tea, paint a ceramic and tell 'em Venus sent ya!
Happy Monday, sweets!