Monday, August 2, 2010

New Art Installation

We now have this pop art look going on in our living room. Just hung up this 6 foot x 6 foot canvas this morning. Where did I get such fabulous statement art? From a parade float!


Last week was the 110th annual Corder Picnic - a 3 day festival that includes a rodeo, a carnival, parade and local events (kids' bike race, burn out contest for those with too much testosterone, volley ball tournament, etc.) I was in charge of building a float for the Home and Community Club, of which I am a member. I came up with the theme, "Movies in the Park", to promote a free entertainment provided by the Corder Park Board (who do not meet often enough to create their own float).

I sketched Tom and Jerry on an industrial shower curtain (hotel surplus) and then my kids, Ashlyn and her boys did the painting. I did the final outlining. My father-in-law, bless him, built the frame for the "movie screen". The man is a saint for giving of his time to indulge me in my project.

Kids from the community rode the float and we won first place!
"Most Attractive Non Profit"
Yay!
And now we have totally awesome art in our living room.
My son especially loves it -it was his idea to bring it into the house.
Move over, Roy Lichtenstein!

10 comments:

Linda said...

Awesome! You rock! Do they know what a treasure they have in you?

kiwicarole said...

I agree with Linda! I hope they know they're onto a winner with you Nathalie!! x

黃沈貞儀吉軍 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

Ashlyn said...

It did turn out great! And what fun we had making it and indulging in yummy cookies afterward. Yum! Memories......:)

Hugs, Ashlyn

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE Nathalie! You sketched it! You and ROY oh boy oh boy!!!

The float looks fab and is very First Prize worthy. You must be so tickled with how it came out!!!

Me thinks you deserve a nice rest!
oxo

Margaret said...

Brilliant Nathalie! Fab drawing and combined colour effort, well done on taking that first place!

張忠張鴻水玉 said...

Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.............................................................

The Other Side of Me said...

Nathalie,

This is so amazing and so clever. I am so glad you won first prize!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. I am enjoying my visit. Will be back soon.
Tammy

初茂一嬌 said...

人們不缺少力量,他們缺少意志。..................................................

Jeanie said...

Now that makes for a cool float. Hadn't better let anyone around here see it, or they'll have me making a float using a shower curtain for an event!