a little #wip!

that stands for “work in progress”….not that “whip and nae nae” song that everyone is so crazy about. 🙂 (i’m such a nerd that i don’t think i’ve even seen what the dance or song is…is it a song? a dance? someone help a sister out here….)

okay, so back to the project that is in progress…did i mention this one is quite the giant project? a while back (and i mean a while back), a good friend of mine asked if i would consider taking her daughter’s favorite bed time book and bringing it to life on canvas. would i? of course!

the first thing i did was get my hands on the book, which happens to be “a you’re adorable,” by martha alexander. because this book had to get back to its sweet owner asap, i took pics on my phone (of every single page), so that i had all of the pages, content + colors for reference. then it came time to do the layout….which was interesting, given we knew this was gonna be a big piece!

we started out thinking this was going to be an 18″ x 24″ canvas, so i got to work putting the design together in my silhouette design studio program. and, i quickly figured out that we were going to have to go bigger….to a 24″ x 36″ canvas. (wowza!) once the design was all set in the design program, it was time to start painting!

i love the color palette this mama has chosen for her daughter’s big girl room….lots of bright, bold colors! magenta, orange, turquoise, purples + green! seeing these colors, i knew i wanted to go with bold stripes.

so, here’s the wip….stripes are almost finished (it takes three coats of paint per stripe!). and, next up, the words will start getting cut and placed! i can’t wait to continue to see this come together!

tell me: does your family have a super special book that your child loves?


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