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.

No problem...
(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 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 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 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

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!


Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

There are beautiful !!
You really did a great job on it.

MrCachet said...

I take it HE (the BOSS) did the lettering, or am I misunderstanding? These look really neat, Mary. It's always 'fun' to push the deadline envelope, ain't it? Reminds me of TERM PAPER deadlines!

Bea said...

Very Cool and Very Different looking. What fun to work on them. :)Bea

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My heart went out to you as I read about the smashed trophy. I'm glad to hear you will meet your deadline on time, even with the mishaps and missteps. Love the design on these. Your transfers are wonderful.

Debrina said...

Brilliant! Deadlines are a bit of a bore...I've had so many to meet over the years! I have a deadline today and I'm procrastinating (see, I'm here instead, lol!). Great trophies - clever stuff! Can you make me one for being the queen of procrastination?

Anne said...

Hi, Mary! So sorry about the one that got away! But these look great! Wonderful collaboration! :-)

Lori Saul said...

Wow what a fun and challenging commission! You did a wonderful job (sorry to hear of the mishap) but your sense of design and unique creativity surely shows in these great awards- totally cool!

Linda said...

These look fantastic Mar; what a great job you did! And what an interesting project...
Linda x

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Dianne said...

Thes look wonderful and look at all the classes your doing you go girl.

Sorry it took me so long to come here.
My blog is still at my old email address so I'm not getting my comments, just say them today when I was blogging..Thanks for all your wonderful comments...