A friend of mine just moved here from Maryland because she purchased a franchise new to Denver. The company is Soldierfit, and they’ve developed a military themed crossfit gym that’s aimed at helping users achieve their personal goals. Maria asked me to paint their logo on a 14x60ft wall before their grand opening. As always, we were very crunched for time on this project, but managed to get it done just after Thanksgiving. Turned out pretty good I’d say.
Hailcure LLC is a Texas based company that recently set up shop here in Colorado Springs. They asked me to design and paint a wall mural that would help catch the attention of folks driving by. Phase one of this project was to paint their logo and phone number on the left side of this 60x12ft wall. Assuming the weather will hold up, I’ll begin painting the rest of the mural which will include a mountain scene of Pikes Peak in the background and Garden of the Gods in the foreground, along with a lightning storm overhead. Looking forward to get the rest of this project underway. Thanks to Jesse and his team for letting me bring this project to life.
Since we got such a late start on this project last month, we didn’t really get as much done as would have liked to with the Hi-five to spring, oh well, moving on to May. This month our theme is Hi-five to breakfast! So I’ve put together a bunch of cool little signs to promote my favorite meal of the day. But to my sister and I, breakfast is more than just cramming your face full of pancakes and orange juice. When I think of breakfast, or pancakes for that matter, I think of my childhood and going to visit my dad on the weekends. I always enjoyed Saturday mornings because he’d make us a 10″ thick stack of pancakes and he always made sure to warm up the syrup (key for a successful bite). Watching the butter melt as you spread it over the warm pancakes and always dousing it with way more syrup than you needed. My mom made some pretty darn good pancakes, but my dad was just the king when it came to preparing a hearty breakfast.
My dad always used Bisquick, however today, I’m an Aunt Jemima fan. Always use milk, never water, and be sure to add in some vanilla, a touch of sugar, and keep the batter thin. That’ll keep the pancakes nice and moist.
Today I made some 10″x5″ signs out of max metal and black vinyl. I rounded the corners off as well. My friend and fellow designer Phil owns a little sign shop here in Colorado Springs called Two Moon Innovations. I went through all his scrap max metal, not just to save money but to also reduce waste. I knew that most of that scrap was going to sit around forever or get tossed out. I was going to be making quite a few of these signs so it was important to keep my cost down. Weeding vinyl always sucks, especially when you’re dealing with tiny details. The smaller lettering on these is 1/4″ tall, so quite the headache at times. So I made some cool signs, reused some old shit, and made use of my skill set. Pretty successful day. Just gotta go stick these up around town!
There is no goal for this project nor is there an end date. This is and always will be a continuing effort to learn and to grow.
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