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.

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.

11 comments:

Marilyn said...

Ruth, this is just too cute! I'm sure your customer is thrilled with it.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Marilyn, I hope she does. I mail it out today

Lynda said...

I am the customer of the honey bee mailbox and sign. When Ruth emailed me and told me her "creation" was on her blog site I just couldn't wait to see it. I LOVE IT. Thanks so much... you are truly very creative.

Lynda said...

I am the customer and I just love this set of mailbox and sign. I didn't have a design in mind either and left it to Ruth's creative juices to decide. I could't wait to see the pieces, so when Ruth told me it was on her Blog site, I just had to visit. Thanks for a job well done. I will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Lynda, what a surprise to have you sign my blog. I'm thrilled you like the mailbox and sign so much. This was so much fun to paint because I could really let my imagination take over. These are the projects that are the most fun, ones you can really have creative license with. I hope you and your husband will really enjoy them both.

A wildlife gardener said...

This is sooo clever, Ruth :)All personalised and everything.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks WG.

Betty Jo said...

Those are awesome designs! I'll bet your customer is as pleased as punch. xoxo

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Betty Jo.

Sharon said...

I absolutely love the honey bees~ You are so very talented~ Ruth

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Sharon, I loved this particular project as it is different from the norm for me and the customer really let me run wild with creativity. How can I beat that right??