When my friend Liz was marrying the love of her life, she wanted a custom chalkboard to welcome guests to their nuptials.
When my cousin Zach got married, he and his wife had this cool idea to transform this boat stern bar he used for events at his store into a custom bar for their wedding.
Since I happened to be up in Maine for the wedding, my assistance was requested in painting this custom bar and for some lettering on some of their chalkboard signage.
As part of her Gold Award project with Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Troop 1500, Lindsey Martinez worked closely with non-profit farm Urban Roots, where she’d interned the year prior. Her goal for Project Feed the Roots was to set up a perennial garden in an unused space in front of a shed to increase food production.
To further beautify and promote Urban Roots’ mission, she wanted to do a mural on the front of the shed. Playing off the farms original name Hands of the Earth, she sketched out her concept for the mural, incorporating themes of diversity, community, and sustainability. The next step was figuring out how to get the mural on the shed.
As a mentor volunteer with the troop, the troop leader knew my experience with painting through my art-nership, BAMFaktory. Naturally, she reached out to me to ask for advice on how to execute and see if I would like to volunteer with Lindsey’s project. Since I’d yet to have the chance to do a mural, I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to help out.
Entry for the 2015 Austin Art Boards contest.
Won first prize in the Fantasy Fest Poster social contest and was used across multiple channels to promote the fantasy film series at the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In.