I am often asked to create a "thank you" gift--by a friend or family member. In the past, I have designed a different type of project for each request, which I enjoy doing, but I don't always have the luxury of time to create NEW.
So, for the most recent request, I came up with this design that can be adapted for almost any occasion.The letters spelling out the sentiment will remain the same, but the space below it can be adapted to almost any person or group. The "Bilotti Gang" happens to be the staff of a local Chik-Filet, so I used the corporate colors: red, white and black for this project. The color scheme is easily adaptable to almost any combination.
If you have a special request or a reason to make a "Thanks" gift, now you will have a new alternative. Print out the pattern and stick it in your design file. Trust me, you will eventually need it.
Of course, Tom needs a lot of help to accomplish this monumental task, so his beautiful wife Lucrecia Umsted and I are his cheap labor. I am his Liquid Leading expert and Lacretia is the boss. She keeps Tom focused and on schedule--at all times.
My favorite sign to paint was this elegant display of fancy desserts. I've wolfed down many a delicious cookie from this fabulous Bakery, but remember, painting food is always preferable to eating it--no calories.
Our favorite fast food chain has been so generous on too many occasions to mention, so we decided to create a special thank you plaque incorporating their logo.
It's almost time for another Vacation Bible School and Tom thinks of me as his own personal sign maker. So when he came in with the new theme logo, I knew what was in store for the weekend. This year, they want to promote the series of classes citywide, expecially in some of the more depressed parts of the city where children don't have as much opportunity for free summer camps and religious retreats. Although it was a hard logo to do because of the very intricate lettering, with the help of my tresured "Tape Tip Technique", I was able to interpret it pretty well, I think. The real test will be when we see how many students we attract during the enrollment sessions.
Now, let's explore the wide world of nameplates. This is the sign for my houseboat. I can move it around, put it inside the boat in the winter--even change the name if I think of a better one--just by making a new sign. It's the perfect medium for a nameplate AND everyone thinks that I spent a lot of money on it.
Serenity Abounds in this Place