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When we painted Oliver's room it put me in a pop-art mood. The color is so warm and energetic when it's bright out, but subdued and cuddly when it's dark. It looks like Tomato soup, which, of course, made me think of Andy Warhol. So, after arguing briefly over my bride's misunderstanding of the term "Pop Art" I started thinking about doing a triptych (or maybe more if I get ambitious) of Gerber baby food bottles after the style of Warhol's soup cans.

Anyway, here's the art for the first round:

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Now that I've done all the hard stuff (research, decision making, illustrator) I need to decide whether or not I want to do a BUNCH more, or maybe a few, and I need to decide if I am going to just print them on nice paper or go with my original idea of making stencils of all this stuff and then painting them. Really the only different part for each one would be the type, but stenciling type can be a pain in the ass. That being said, I think it would be MUCH cooler if they were painted.

It would also be really cool if there were like 12 of them. Or a hundred.

Anybody wanna register an opinion? I've enabled commenting for this entry!

Replies: 2 Comments

On Wednesday, March 11th, Bernie said

While I think it is very cool and reminds me of the soup cans, I bet Oliver will ask you to change it to something like dinosaurs as soon as he can say the word. I would vote for Painting yes, stencil no.

On Friday, March 13th, Chrissie said

I will say that I painted a pirate mural in Mitchell's room and I started it in January of last year and waited a while...waited some more...did a little more around April...did a little more a few weeks before he came. Of course I had the best intentions of finishing it before he was born. I had planned to take off that first week of June before his due date. He was early. The mural was 98% complete. It took another 8 months for me to finally put the finishing stroke of paint on it. Do what you want - I personally think painting would be more pop art looking and be more fun - but either bang it out in the next month or go into it with no expectations and have a very wabi sabi attitude about your art. Wabi sabi is my MO.
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