I really wasn't totally sure for awhile how I wanted to approach this design. I had some ideas but nothing had been set into stone. So, when the time came to start the project I asked my husband Chris to print out a font that said "bees" to him. He chose the font you see here. When I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the design, I knew I wanted to take a very whimsical route. So in this particular case, the font gave me inspiration for the design. It isn't the first time that this has happened actually. I painted colorful bees flying all around, trying to fly toward their whimsical little hive. I also decided to do something really fun by painting the black short lines behind the bee......kind of like what I've seen in cartoons in the past, showing where the bee has been flying.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Honey Bees Everywhere
I recently finished a mailbox & plaque set that I had a ton of fun with. A customer contacted me because she wanted a special mailbox and sign for her family. Her husband is a bee keeper and also sells honey and she wanted a special set of pieces reflecting that passion.