I’ve been in full production mode the past week trying to get really ready for the Abbott Kinney Festival which is this coming Saturday. It’s a huge event and promises to be a lot of fun.
I took an ill-considered break from manufacturing on Saturday and turned on the NATGEO channel just in time for Predator Fest and spent the rest of the day watching Animal Snuff Videos Nature Documentaries. My day devolved from productive and positive into bouts of yelling:
LEAVE THE EMU ALONE!!!!!
But I had to get back to work because not only did I need to make back stock it seems to be the week of the giants.
You may recall I was working previously on a giant BEACH signIt was for a window display at one of my newer stores Mindful Nest in Santa Monica. My apologies for the poor picture – I have yet to figure out how to take pictures through glass….
In truth this is second one of these. I made the first one but because it’s a ton of work I had to price it so high that I thought “no one will ever pay that much for this but it will look cool on my bathroom wall.”
I was wrong so it was on to giant BEACH sign part II.
And then a customer who had seen my Subway Signs asked if I could make her one that was 3 feet wide by 5 feet tall (they are usually 16” wide).
That’s a lot of sign.
It always seems with things like this that all you’d have to do it make all the measurements larger but it’s never that easy.
Thanks to From Gardners 2 Bergers (a great site) I knew that Staples offered large black and white print outs called “Architectural Prints” for a reasonable price.
But I wasn’t prepared for the back of the sign warping when I cut it. Not badly but enough to be unattractive.
But a good thing came out of it!
If any of you are local this Friday is the grand opening of the CoOp’s new space. It is beautiful! Please do come by if you can. Or visit me at Abbott Kinney if you are more a west side, beachy kinda person.