Monday, June 23, 2008

Roses & Lavender Farm Plaque

I was contacted a few weeks ago by a very nice customer of mine. I had painted a plaque for her horse's stall door years ago (her horse by the way, is one of the most gorgeous that you will ever see) and she told me that she wanted me to paint a custom plaque for her new farm in CA.

The farm has lots of Roses and Levender growing there and so those, along with the farms name, where to be the main focus of the plaque.

Of course, Colette also informed me that she really loved bluebirds so I was determined to have a little bluebird perched on some of the lettering if at all possible.

I made the plaque extra large at 12" x 22" and that way, I had the room to incorporate the bluebird without the design looking over crowded.

I wanted to do a special border for this piece as well and since this is a generously sized piece of wood, it really allowed me to get a bit elaborate in that department. The border was created from a clip art program that Chris purchased years ago. He sized everything for me and then printed it out. I am hopeless with that kind of stuff so I really needed his help in that department. I hope you will enjoy the plaque for years to come Colette.

15 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth
The Plaque is so beautiful, I'm sure your customer will love it. The lavender and roses compliment each other very well, good idea with the border design

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Ruth, She will love her new sign.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!
I love this custom plaque. It is so special, just like its creator!
:) Melissa

Brook said...

Beautiful plaque Ruth! Lovely work.

XO
Brook

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Ruth! The plaque is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a special gift that would be. I sure wish I could paint roses that look like that. Great pictures! ~ xo ~ Joy

Charm & Grace said...

As always, your roses are exquisite (...the lavender and bluebird, too!) I love that it's going to a farm with someone who has such a beautiful name... Colette. Very fitting.

Many blessings and hugs,
Christi

NeereAnDear said...

Very beautiful Ruth! I love the roses and lavender together... and that little bluebird perched atop the latters ...clever idea

HUGS

JO

Inspired Tokens said...

What a clever and inventive idea! I love it ...a plaque for one's very own horse! You did an exquisite job on it with the detailing, the border is just perfect.

Brook said...

Hi Ruth. Please visit my blog for a special award that I received and would love to pass on to you.

XO
Brook

Donna said...

It's beautiful, Ruth! I know she will love it.
Hugs,
Donna

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, The plaque is beautiful. Your customer will love it. The colors are great and I always love roses with lavender, or any purple like this. Just gorgeous!!
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Good morning, Ruth! How wonderful to awaken and see that you had visited!

Your plaque is beautiful and with the thought and care you put it into it just for Colette, she will cherish it for years to come.

So that's your back garden in the next post? Your BACK garden?!?! I'd love to see that in my FRONT garden! Simply, stunningly, beautiful!

Hope your summer is bloomin' beautifully!

Ronda

Catherine said...

You will have a very pleased customer Ruth~it is gorgeous!

You must be excited about your work being featured in the book this fall..congratulation's!!

Have a beautiful weekend!
Cat

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks everyone...glad you liked it. As always, thanks for coming by to visit.

Suzanne said...

How pretty Ruth! Just love your roses! :)