I have been obsessing over road-side produce stand signs for some time now. Every strawberry season brings on fresh produce lust. Big white signs with one simple berry- I thought about just stealing one, but someone made those signs and I would feel bad. Naturally you would think I could just make my own, but there is something about the earnest naivete of those signs that I, being overly analytical, didn't think I could replicate. So the project ended up in the 'one-day' pile.
Yesterday as I passed replica produce signs in hobby lobby, the 'I can make that bug' bit again, and I began to analyze the project.
Today I felt victorious after putting up some chalkboard contact paper on my fridge,
and decided to try to make a sign before the baby woke up. I quickly found the most suitable surface I had and picked a vegetable that fit. As I was hurriedly painting 'peas' on a strip of masonite that I had lying around, it occurred to me that perhaps I was, after all, painting in the spirit of those roadside stand owners, just making a quick sign not thinking too much about what i was doing.
Well I managed to make about 4 signs before she woke up. My thought was to plaster the wall full of different signs, but upon testing it out I realized that this made for quite a busy room. Originally I had only wanted one sign, no words. AAAAAAAHHHHHH how did I get here again!!! Struggling between making something simple and profound or crazy and vibrating with color. *sigh* In search of some middle ground, I decided to put up two signs and live with that for a while.
|We will see if it stays this way.|
to be continued...