B: Can you make me an art project?
Me: Depends what it is. I would need some kind of idea.
B: Idk… what do you think of when you think me?
Me: Irish, dogs, sports, and laughing.
B: I like Irish and laughing.
From this the idea of an Irish pub with a Celtic greeting (Slàinte) was born. I had an idea in mind, but I always like to ask some questions before I start. To double check what I know and to make sure they haven’t changed their minds about anything. I ask size? If it is rectangular do they want it horizontal or vertical? Colors? And general topic? Enough to narrow it down but leave enough for creativity.
Well I had an idea based on a vertical painting, but when I asked the above questions he wanted horizontal. Not that earth shattering of a change, but I definitely needed to change up my design some. I “playfully” threated to make the whole thing pink if he changed anymore things. Of course I would change things if he wanted, he is after all the one ending up with the painting and I would like him to love it.
To get in the mood to paint this, I think I am going to make sure I am in an Irish mood. Put in Boondock Saints, wear some green, and though I am not a big Corn beef person I am a cabbage person, especially in coleslaw and turkey wraps. Since it is daytime I will refrain from the Irish whiskey, but I might put some empty bottles out for ambiance.
THE PLAN: a brick wall/doorway into an Irish pub. Some personal touches will be his last name in the pubs name, this family’s crest, or maybe something similar to his tattoo. I like adding these little things to make it more personal and one of a kind.
(I just googled his family crest, WOW that is complicated.)
Here we go…
Sorry, got into the whiskey!!!