Found a lovely surprise in my inbox this morning… customer service award from Houzz for my hand drawn bespoke feature walls.
For the lovely couple on their special day - 2 blackboards to help set the tone for their informal beach wedding.
This ‘all white’ bathroom was looking decidedly “Meh”. Time to pull out the bright colours and paint some pattern. Not every wall needs to be a wordy affair. Bright blobs of colour and a few brush strokes later and I have a bathroom that can bring a smile to the most gloomy, early morning face. Hand drawn feature walls rule!
A recent feature wall completed for the lovely Julian who's into tinkering - a future engineer or inventor possibly. The hand drawn lettering took all day, but it was well worth it given the response it got.
Two custom hand lettered artworks for some special people - one for a 10th anniversary gift, and the other as a 50th birthday present. Congratulations to both and 'thank you' for entrusting me with the honour of coming up with something unique for you both.
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What better to compliment a cold cocktail, than some stunning sea views? The amazing Sonya has just completed a stunning 2 bedroom apartment in. Mareatai. I did her kitchen splashback/feature wall for her to compliment the blue colour scheme she had chosen. (available on airbnb - check it out)
...Visiting Morgan & Morgan in Takapuna. The fabulous Jennifer asked me for a panel to cover up the back of a projector screen in her new salon & I was more than happy to oblige.
Exhibiting my 'wares' to the general public for the first time with the focus on Hand Lettering used on bespoke feature walls. The response was very positive and I really enjoyed the event despite the long hours.
A lot of people are wanting artwork for glass kitchen splash backs and there were feature walls requested for a few B&B's. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the application of custom artwork for your home. Looking forward to doing feature walls for the competition winner's future, wheelchair friendly guesthouse.
Practising a few hand lettering styles & using different mediums - chalk on a painted canvas & black market on craft paper.
So... I've taken a bold leap & have booked a stand on the Auckland Home Show in order to promote my hand drawn feature wall services which ranges from hand lettering to full colour hand drawn 'wall paper' patterns - all of which are done by hand & applied directly onto your wall.
I'm in the process of making some panels to try and show the various options available, but I already have more ideas than panels. The sky is the limit!
Trying a more edgy, less 'frilly' hand lettering style - because it's not all girly-girl around here.
I was recently inspired to try my hand at hand lettering a feature wall in my semi-refurbished dining room. Originally I was only going to paint it a darker colour and leave it at that, but inspiration struck and my (very) patient husband was happy to let me loose on it. I felt brave & didn't do any measuring or guideline markings - I just went for it... and I must say: I am quite pleased with the end result. The new round mirror that I found on sale certainly helps, but the hand lettering sets it apart for me.
It can potentially translate well to customised nursery walls with baby's name & date of birth, or even family rooms & kitchens - the possibilities are endless.
Admittedly a bit late, but I've been doing some training to expand the grey matter in all things online. What a ride it has been! Sooo much to learn!
However, I am back & ready to kick some 2017 behind with some awesome new projects. I wasn't staring at the computer 24/7 and managed to get a few bits done over the holiday period & in between lessons.
The beginnings of the creative headquarters are miles from perfection at this stage, but I am grateful for the space and will hopefully be in a position real soon to upgrade. The first major furniture purchase was the 3 low bookcases & the chair followed soon thereafter. The stool was proving to be too much of a (literal) pain in the neck.
What a ride this is going to be! I have made the move out of my 9-5 salaried comfort zone and have saddled up the beautiful horse called 'Freelancing'. The 'paycheck frog' has now turned into the 'business owner princess'. I am soooo excited to be setting out on this journey - it is difficult to properly phrase the mix of emotions that are associated with stepping off the proverbial cliff - fear and exhilaration are currently at the top of the list.
Anyhoo... Welcome to my world. Pleased to meet you.