Thursday, July 30, 2009

I got blogged today in Norway.
And she said lots of nice things (thanks, Google Translate)! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Color Consulting Saturday July 25th

I'll be doing a stint at Jill's Paint in Atwater Village this weekend
as the in-store color consultant.
If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi!

Store consults are free of charge, but if you need more help, I can come to your home and give you a more specific and customized consult.  Please message me for details on pricing.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mural for Dwell on Design 2009

The Dwell on Design Show was a lot of fun - two days of preparations, and three days of painting as the show took place.

Here, the colors are blocked in and the masked-off circles are in progress.

Circles complete and two of the designs chalked in, ready to get a quick start for Friday morning, when designers and architects will come to the show.

This is where I was with it by Saturday afternoon. It was actually a little difficult to drag this out over three days since we are all used to working quickly. One other thing that I wanted to mention is that all the murals were painted with Benjamin Moore's new Natura paint line, which has a Zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) rating. They've developed a new pigment system, so that now you can get a paint this eco-friendly in any color your heart desires. I was very impressed with the paint, and think it might be even tougher than their old paints - it was harder to wash off my hands, and displayed excellent washability once dry. It has virtually no odor, and very good coverage.
I definitely plan to start using it for many more of my projects.

The mural was relatively complete by Sunday afternoon - I could have continued to play with it, but at a certain point it felt good to say "enough!"

Benjamin Moore was a great sponsor, and ended up buying the panels after the show. Three of the murals will be installed at Jill's Paint in Atwater Village - many thanks to Peggy McCloud's determined efforts, and Julie Herrin's generosity.

A big thank you to everyone who came by!