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Friday, October 1, 2010
Ewe Hoo....Sneak Peek
My mother has a friend who collects sheep. Well, not actual sheep but pictures of sheep, statues of sheep..you get my meaning. Anyway, my mother wants to give her friend a tile with sheep as the subject matter but with a pun at its heart. The theme was to be "lamb on the lam" which conjured up a lot of ideas. Meredith, Mark and I kicked around a few ideas: a lamb wearing sunglasses, a lamb standing on top of another lamb, a pair of sheep acting as decoys while a lamb runs away in the distance.
Originally, I was going to draw a picture to give to Meredith and she was going to make the tile. When I started working on the drawing, though, I was having too much fun and so Meredith suggested that I make the tile. Well, I ended up making 20 sheep tiles on the first go around so I think I'll stick with sheep for a while and go back to the girffes later. Here is a sneak peek at the sheep tiles in progress.
After graduating college with a degree in Fine Arts, I did what every liberal arts graduate does: I got a job in the hotel/restaurant industry. I stayed with that until 1994 when I started my faux finishing/mural painting business with my partner, Tony. We're still at it all these years later and continue to look for new, interesting ways to paint.