At Burning Tree Elementary School in Potomac, Maryland I painted a Storybook Mural and the phrase "Once Upon a Time..." . The cinder block walls yielded their utilitarian look to the magic of the story...
...at a store called Tuesday Morning, for $2! I painted the couple's new monogram on the shower curtain; suspended from a balcony, it became the backdrop for all the wedding photos! Cool find!
In 1992, Breads Unlimited, a Bakery in Bethesda, MD, asked me to paint and letter 2 Blackboard Menus.
(See Signs and Banners Category for some of their six new Menus, painted in 2015-2016.)
...Her final project before becoming a newly-commissioned "Stephen Minister".
The word is, of course, French for "artichoke". The lettering style is "Uncial, a medieval font.
TJ is on the left, of course, and I lettered these famous words that he penned, in the Library of that beautifully decorated Model.
A play on words at the entrance to the Sanctuary...Chevy Chase UMC, Chevy Chase, MD
Lettering over the doors to the Sanctuary, I was aware that my lettering had to harmonize with other decorative wording in the same area.
I painted calligraphic flourishes at eye-level around the perimeter of a room in a Model Home. It requires a steady but relaxed hand to make them look natural and spontaneous.
Isn't this fun, the way it flows?
In a large Model Home by Beazer Builders, in VA, there was an octagonal, recessed Tray Ceiling in the Dining Room. On a ladder leaning against the Soffitt stood Kitty, having the time of her life painting Calligraphic Flourishes!
These Flourishes, in soft, beach-y, muted colors went onto the soffitt between the Dining area and the Family area. I have as much fun doing this as walking on the beach!
A faux finish and flourishes grace a powder room.
A family room with a 10-foot ceiling, in Olney, MD, is treated to flourishes around the perimeter of the room in 4 colors.
An "Asian-fusion" bedroom in a Beazer Model Home gets randomly- placed bamboo shoots in gold.
is painted over their cooler case, in the Fallsgrove Shopping Center, Rockville, MD.
An area of the wall, 8' x 4', behind the counter is painted with blackboard paint and framed out by the owners. I hand-letter their menu, on a ladder.
...a little sign, 5' x 10.5', to display in March, when St. Patrick's Day rolls around.
This non-medical Hospice helps people cope with end-of-life issues and the grief of losing loved ones. The organization has 15 Core Values, and each one is represented by a flower, pictured on this title page...
...features one of their Core Values, and its floral symbol, each year in its "Book of Tributes."