Monday, March 3, 2014

Off to College

So now its a tradition: You leave for college with a painting of your choice.

Nick's Mural:

This tradition started with Nick going to college, and moving into his fraternity. I offered to do a painting for him...suggesting his favorite musicians. He jumped on the idea, putting together a list of his favorite rappers. After some photo research and working together, we compiled a working composition. He had a choice of a canvas or a mural. We both agreed there is something cool about a mural...and leaving 'something behind' when you move. So, a mural it was. Here is Nick's mural, now on the wall in the Theta Chi house, Miami University. Its about 4' tall x 5.5'. We did it in one day during the summer.

Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 
Kanye, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay-Z.

Cal's Canvas:

So now its Cal's turn...Cal heads to Ohio State in August. Cal decided on a Large Canvas and made a selection of his rappers. Some were the same as Nick's, some were different. What a cool project to work on with your son. Cal would play the music of the rapper as I was painting...educational and fun. I am grateful to have had this time with Cal.

Tupac, Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Snoop Dogg, 
Kanye, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi
Cal chose some of his favorite lines from the artist's songs to incorporate.
Cal and I worked together...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Little Beer Cap Table:

Theta Chi Beer Cap Table

This was a mini for a fundraising Auction. Found the table on clearance at Target. It already had the edge around the table.

Baby Nursery

Cherry Blossoms:

This baby will be surrounded by cherry blossoms in his nursery....