I am absolutely insane over huge theater marquee sign letters, circus signs, obnoxiously oversized store displays, etc. For a gal that is obsessed with text, letters, written notes and the like...hanging odd one-of-a-kind letters on her walls (which occasionally spell non-sensical things)...my passion only grew stronger after seeing the great lobby at the Ace Hotel in Portland. Spelled out, in old, abandoned marquee letters, "HOTEL". Simply dramtic. (Alright...the photo booth in their lobby is equally cool).
So a few years ago, after stalking eBay, I came upon a set of 20+ in the same likeness as the Ace Hotel "HOTEL". Oh, ya. Dreams do come true. Or so I thought...
But then I stumbled upon the Big "O"! Oh, ya...an understatement. At over 5' tall...and a gazillion lightbulbs...it is one electricity sucker. Needless to say, it is on the "if I won the lottery wish list".
Even without the lightbulbs...they are magnificent.
But here it is...pure fantasy. A place to go for every marquee sign imaginable (and more). Agent Gallery Chicago. All the marquee letters pictured are from Agent Gallery. I can hardly stand it. But...they do cost a pretty penny. Still...it is better than scaling a wall to get your own.
Coming off another weekend in mystudiowith some of the most wonderful women I have met. It's always that way. Great girls. Silly spirits. Clever beginnings that turn into creative masterpieces. This past weekend was our Lampshade Workshop. Although I don't have photos (yet) to share (the techno battery thingy)...I was blown away by each and every one of them. Not only did each girl have to solder nearly 100 individual pieces, they needed to be attached. What happened was some amazing feets of engineering and I know...once they are home...lampshades that will be a treasure forever. Thank you to those special women who came to play in my studio - project sight-unseen - and made it everything I imagined and more!
Speaking of more...I couldn't resist adding a few more workshops to my Spring schedule before my summer hybernation. There are more "virgins" than I had ever imagined! And so many have made special requests for the little houses. Of course, my personal fave, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Did I mention an evening version of Upskirt the Angel (a take-off of the raved-about holiday workshop Angel Tree Topper)?
If you're a virgin...or a not-so-virgin...take a peek at what is coming up this spring! And if you can't make it to Portland...don't forget that I will be in Virginia and Monterey in May! Until we meet again...Happy Creating!