If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that I
liked was pretty much obsessed with Kim Wheeler and her Small Words art throughout the duration of putting together Erin’s nursery.
Here she is (and only 3 months after actually getting the canvas! sorry!), in all her glory. Kim’s first Erin painting to date:
Some detail shots (and yes, those are hand-applied crystals along the inner border):
I’m pretty sure I’m way too neurotic to go through this process ever again (giving an artist “free reign” yet still being asked for input….), but I am happy to report that I’m 100% satisfied with the way this canvas turned out, and how perfectly it fits in Erin’s room.
(Though in my most honest moments, I can admit when I saw the first photo of the completed painting, I was a little deflated. But by no fault of Kim’s – only because I’d somehow envisioned something else, and, well, we all know how often reality kicks the butt of expectation.)
Kim is wonderful to work with, ridiculously talented, and the quality of both her creativity and her medium/materials is top of the line. If you’re in the market for something for your little someone’s room, or perhaps a baby shower gift, you might want to consider getting in touch with Kim (though, I may have to eat my words, as I’m not sure she is taking new orders yet…)
Oh, and in case you are wondering, I did NOT intentionally dress Erin to match her room/sign for these pictures. I’d just been waiting FOREVER for a day where the lighting was decent enough to snap some shots. Her pink-and-green-ness is a mere coincidence. ;)
Second...reality is soooo the butt-kicker of expectation and I loved your line about that.
Third...I am almost always deflated when I see the final result of something that I've been working on with someone, initially. Perhaps that has something to do with number 2?? I also have a terrible time working with someone...to say, design my blog or logo or create a picture from an idea I have...etc. The process is excruciating! I don't know, but I find it interesting that you expressed so accurately my own struggles with this.
What does that say about us?
Beautiful sign...I follow her blog and she does such a wonderful job:)
I love the sign!
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