I think I may have an addictive personality. Once I start a project or get an idea in my head, it’s all I can think about. It consumes me like a plague. My husband was telling me about his tennis match tonight and the awesome drop shot he had on his elderly Asian opponent, but my thoughts were drifting to the bicycle artwork I found online today and how I would frame it. Blah. I’m sick. Sick with nursery design fever. And the only medicine is more cow bell?
I was checking some regular blogs today and happened to find a sweet little poster that I think would look rad in the nursery I’m doing for my sis. It’s orange and blue (very fitting for our color scheme) and the retro vibe is something I think would be a winner.
I think I’ll crop out the slogan and pop it into a crisp, white frame. I found this poster on a website called ReadyMade, a site I had yet to hear about until today. It seems to be a magazine that is for “people who like to make stuff” which I can certainly get on board with. One of their web issues provided this poster, and four others, for people to download for free – free art! Could it be any better? I love this print and hope I’ll figure out a way to make it work in the nursery (assuming the mom-to-be approves).
I also thought about incorporating this bicycle picture that Scott and I took on our honeymoon in the Florida Keys. We stayed at a friend’s parents’ rental home for the week and rode these rusty old bikes all around the island to get some grub or watch a sunset on the beach. Ahh, pure heaven. Sure, it’s more of a memory for me than the new bebe, but the colors and bike theme really hit the nail on the head. Am I taking the bike theme a bit too far? Possibly. We’ll see if any of these ideas actually make it into the nursery.
On a side note, can I just say how awesome it is to have my sister as a “client”? She actually said the phrase “just show me what you think will work and I’ll say yes”. What? Are you actually trusting my abilities as a designer to not lead you in the complete wrong direction? I was baffled. Most of my commercial clients seem to think that we, as designers, can’t help them choose a fitting finish package for their office space because we do this day in and day out. It’s so refreshing to have someone actually put some trust in me and give me creative license to come up with something new and exciting.
I’m not bitter. I swear.