Happy Halloween to all of my friends out there in Bloggerville! This is one of my favorite times of year with the fun and color of Halloween and everything pumpkin…pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins and even a most wonderful cream liquor, Mother’s Pumpkin Spice that we discovered at Brindley’s open house! By itself, it tastes just like a piece of liquid pumpkin pie. Or you can give your afternoon coffee a pumpkin kick with a shot of this creamy liquor. Simply delicious. Another fall delight that a client shared with me is to take a can of Spanish peanuts with the red hulls on and mix in half a bag of candy corn. Eat a hand full of this mix and you think you are eating a Babe Ruth candy bar…except easier on the teeth. So much for the diet during the next few months!
So to finish up about the Brindley job and tell a little tale on myself, Bob and I worked hard to get all of the wine and liquor signs done before the grand re-opening. Bob made the wine signs out of cherry plywood to match the wooden wine rack fixtures in the store. He also cut out thin plywood bunches of grapes that I painted and then glued in place. I then hand lettered each sign using a font that made me think of wine. For the liquors, Bob cut out little surfboards that I base painted in Brindley’s lime green theme color and then painted a bright tropical colored stripe down the middle. I chose a funky font and a deep sea blue for the lettering. We made the deadline with the delivery early Friday morning. Friday afternoon we entered the store and I looked up at a couple of our signs with the the word Bourbon on it. They both had a red “O” on white paper taped over the “A” I had mistakenly painted…Bourban… on it. We were in such a rush…and I am not a Bourbon drinker….that Bob and I both missed the misspelling! I had thought about checking all of the boards to make sure I had spelled everything right, but as I am here to tell, I didn’t. Thank goodness it is a fun place because everyone thought that it was funny…except probably for the Bourbon drinkers and me! So friends, I will ALWAYS proofread my work from now on! My next project for Brindley’s will be the theme park store map. You can be sure I will check and recheck my spelling for that!
This week I took a couple of days to rest and regroup. Bob and I were both wiped out. Monday I had one appointment in Sarasota to look at a faux finish touch-up job for a restaurant and Thursday I am looking at another exterior commercial job with the potential of getting my painted furniture placed in their new store as well. Tomorrow I head back to Orchid Beach to work on the sea turtle mural and discuss the canvases. Business energy is flowing and we are riding the wave!