Friday, September 30, 2011

CMOE benefit project & PPF 29


I'm killing two birds with one stone here. It's Paint Party Friday and I want to tell you about a project I've got started. I've been asked to participate in a benefit for CMOE, a local children's museum. I am decorating a pre-made wooden "piggy bank" shaped like a dinosaur that you can insert a coin into its mouth and it swirls around and ends up in his belly. It will be auctioned off for their 5th Birthday Gala. I am honored to be asked to help and hope that my dinosaur will fetch a good price to help out the museum. I'm not going for a childlike theme, more of a serious piece with attitude... haha at least in my head!

It stands a couple feet high but as I paint on it, I've discovered there really isn't much surface area. So far, I've gesso'd it and ink'd it with india ink in my random pattern technique and now I've just started to add paint... metallic of course. I have more plans for this other than just painting but you'll have to tune in later to see what I've got up my sleeve ;)

gesso'd 

ink'd

ink'd other side

adding the metallic paint
I've missed like 3 Paint Party Friday's and I'm just barely squeaking in for this one tonight! This week I've brought all my plants back into my greenhouse cause it's going to get pretty chilly tonight and it's time. Bringing all my plants in has turned out to be a big project (just like every year, how quick I forget!). I was hoping to be further along with my dinosaur by now, especially since the gala is this month... yikes! I'll make it, no worries.

Try to visit all the talent that is PPF! Til next time ;)
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24 comments:

  1. I love your dinosaur! He's cutely ferocious! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  2. this is a great post - you must come and play at The Web of Whimsy - more here: http://dthaase-lines.blogspot.com/p/whimsical-wednesday.html

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  3. Your dinosaur is going to be spectacular - I can tell already! What a wonderful way to donate your talents :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  4. Deadlines are a bit scary, I'm sure you'll make it, he's great so far, what an exciting project!!! I hadn't seen you vacation pics before either, (guess I hadn't stopped over in a bit) looks like you really had a great time in all the sweet pics!

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  5. He is GREAT- I love all those patterns on him and I'm so glad you got just enough color on him for us to get an idea of what he'll look when he's finished.
    It got pretty coll here last night too- I LOVE this time of year!
    xo
    Stephanie

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  6. He's going to be great! Hope he raises a nice chunk of change for the museum.

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  7. smiiiiiiiiiipppliliy awesome idea.

    really.

    !

    xx,
    a

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  8. Cool project! Great dinosaur attitude. Awesome colours so far.

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  9. WOW...the transformation is looking amazing! Love it! POP ART MINIS

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  10. He's going to look amazing when he's finished.

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  11. This is a really great project! :) And it looks amazing so far. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. :)

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  12. What an honor for you and I am proud of you!:) That dinosaur is one fierce one that you have created and I can't wait for it to finish.. do keep us posted please. I love how this is created when the coins will swirl down. Go go go! :) Elisa from Harmonythoughts

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  13. That pretty pet, I like this dinosaur eats coins represents a nice case.

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  14. Great transformation! & how cool to be doing it for charity! Have a great week ahead!

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  15. i really like the way you've started painting your dinosaur with the "serious with attitude" theme. i think more people will want to bid for it. i hope it gets a good amount for the children's museum. it's always wonderful when we can do art and help out at the same time.

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  16. Love that you're making him a little edgy. He is already much improved from his original state and I love where you're going with those metallic colors. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  17. oh this is going to turn out amazing !!!! I love that you started from scratch on him....your details will turn out amazing!!! wonderful work and congrats on being part of this!!!

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  18. Oh, I love what you have done with him! So cute!! Happy PPF!

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  19. Ahh, I'm loving every bit of the dino ... Well Done!

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  20. Oh wow, this is killer super EXCELLENT!!!! I'm in love!!!!! Deb

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