explored the possibilities . . . art, life, love . . . in three words
Saturday, July 12, 2008
. . . were gainfully employed
Mackenzie-Childs bombe chest; must go to right home and be put in the right place; bun feet...too cool
Well, lunch yesterday was all about me painting some furniture for a friend who is opening a store soon. He wants to offer affordable and unique gently-used furniture to the discerning public.
Mackenzie-Childs bombe chest; ooh, love black & white stripes and checks.
He said I would have total artistic freedom. I could paint whatever I wanted to on whatever pieces I wanted to. I would also assist him in setting up an internet presence for his store, through a blog or a website, or whatever I could come up with. And in exchange, he would feature my art, any of it, in any way I wanted. He would also set up an area in his store for me to paint, as opposed to having the furniture in my basement.
Mackenzie-Childs mirror; again with the black and white.
The only limitations: keep it affordable so that both he and I could make a profit. Well, there are other limitations, too, really: I have never painted furniture before, although I have painted on wood. I have never even liked painted furniture, although I do think the pieces above are kick-ass. But they are very very expensive. There's a reason they are expensive, too. But, WTF, I'm going for it. Artistic and personal freedom, experimenting, somewhere to go when I feel like it, some extra $$, it's worth a shot. I wonder how the blue church bus would look on a desk; or the red tow truck on a chair; or the rusted trash bins on a table?