Since I last posted pictures of Elizabeth’s new room, and mentioned how she preferred a chevron over a mural, I decided to find pictures of her room from when she was little. Also, after describing it to so many people who’ve asked, posting the pictures should be even more fun. I wasn’t able to find pictures of how it looked before it became a Fairy Woodland. The room used to be Ben’s and it was woods and friendly critters throughout. But I had to include an image of his all time favorite movie at that time. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (I guess it must have just come out on video when he was little.) Anyway, rather than repainting the entire bedroom, I kept the woodsy backdrop and critters. But I added fairies throughout to “girl it up” a bit. And then, as difficult as it was, I painted over Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and painted a babbling brook instead. Note the raccoon… Ben was so scared of him, I had to pin a paper napkin to the wall to cover him up so it wouldn’t stare at him at night. When this room was transformed from Ben’s to Elizabeth’s, I painted a new mural for Ben’s new room as well… I’ll post about that next!
I’ve been working on my daughter’s room in the new house. We just finished up the final touches this past weekend. I’ve always done murals for the kids’ rooms but this time she wanted a chevron pattern. So I let her pick out her favorite shade of blue and I chose a softer gray blue to accent it. When it came to doing the chevron, I used a mat board to cut out a template and traced it across the wall. I thought I would then tape off the patterns across the wall, but I decided to try it out with just an edger and a steady hand. (A device used to paint along door frames or windows). So this wall didn’t take much time at all! The edger worked out just fine as long as I was careful to stay within the chalk lines.
I’m having a great day at Vintage Market Days. We had a slow spell in the afternoon… I saw a cute little girl in a white sundress and boots playing in the aisle while her mother browsed the different booths. I went ahead and did her full standing silhouette without anyone knowing I was even watching. I’ll leave it out and see if her Mom browses over here… But I don’t see them now…
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I had the pleasure of returning to California last weekend to do silhouettes at a wedding near San José. I loved driving through this countryside with its rolling hills and lush green landscape and gorgeous weather. And I always love performing this art form for people and watching the guests gasp at their “instant” portraits!
I couldn’t resist doing this silhouette. They’re all dressed up and wearing vintage-like clothing and so well poised…
For the past several years, Patti has been taking her silhouettes to the next level, using her graphic design experience, and offering new and fun ways to print them onto custom cards, letterheads, baby announcements, wedding invitations and other products. But as she has met more and more new customers, this option has become difficult to keep up with – even with a few helpers. But luckily, she has recently teamed up with Marty Garrison, owner of Paisley and Paper, on Augusta St. in Greenville, SC. They offer the top brands in stationary and are stocked in the very best papers and latest colors. This will allow customers to have many more options in the paper, color and quantity and designs and best of all, a faster turn around time!
Patti often does silhouette events at Paisley and Paper and will be scheduling another event this summer (date to come soon). And because Marty and Patti go “way back,” it only makes sense to collaborate this way! You can now find Patti’s silhouette cart displayed in Paisley and Paper, waiting for the next event, stocked with supplies.
Join Paisley and Paper’s mailing list to be notified in advance for Patti’s next silhouette event – not to mention shop for amazing gifts and party supplies! If you already have a silhouette by Patti that you’d like made into cards, you can bring them into the shop anytime to get started. Or, if you’d like one but can’t wait for the event, Patti can do silhouettes by email or Skype or FaceTime. And then Paisley and Paper can use the image for the very best in stationary ideas!
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Patti had the pleasure recently, of working again with Tara Guérard, nationally known event designer and planner, as a special guest artist in her King Street Pop-up Shoppe, “Life is a Party.” Patti has worked with Tara on a few occasions both in SC and New York. Hand cutting silhouettes for guests at events has proven to be a big hit as guests enjoy watching their portrait being created before their eyes in only a minute or two, and then are presented with their personal silhouette to take home and display.
Patti also gets called upon, on occasion, to create silhouettes to be featured in custom stationary options designed by The Lettered Olive. Led by Tara Guérard, the Lettered Olive provides the finest in luxury wedding letterpress.