Wednesday, January 13, 2010
A couple of months ago, Marlon owner/boss of Fergies here in town, approached me.
I am hosting this pool tournament next month and we need awards done.
(I sandblast and etch)
Noooo...(he states!) I want different.
Suuurrre you do ...
everyone wants unique. So what do you have in mind?
I don't want etched/blasted awards...I want ARTY looking!
(he says with a growl)
OHHHHHH now you're talking.
I wasn't sure image transfers would exactly work on glass. Slick surface of glass doesn't generally hold anything...no tooth.
But with experimentation we found it did fine..a little delicate...but Marlon was okay with it.
He likes the transparency effect the transfers backing rubbed off leaves.
So it is a collaboration born.
Marlon produced the artwork for the awards and I did the technical stuff.
(he was thrilled to be working on these things...why he doesn't actively pursue art in some fashion I haven't a clue...but that's another story)
The awards were born today....
as typical fashion in my world...it didn't all go smooth.
The awards were in Marlons office at Fergies, being measured and fitted for their 'new look'...I had picked up the small awards...to begin their transferring process but, left the HUGE number 1 trophy there...this thing is 14 inches tall!!!
He wasn't finished fitting it to its new wardrobe...and the shelf came away from the wall
fell onto the trophy
and smashed it to smithereens!!!!
he calls me Monday afternoon...um...
so i get another one fed expressed and it arrived this afternoon
barring any other mishaps...(and I AM guarding them!)...this last trophy the number one dude
should be finished by its deadline
I cut things close...but I think this is the closest I have come.
The top picture shows the awards in various stages of drying
and the second picture shows the transfer in progress....
thanks for coming by!