As you all know, my sister* tasked me with doing an art project that she would then GIVE me for Christmas. That's right. I do the work FOR MY OWN PRESENT, and then she gives it to me. And remember how I told you that I was having troubles with it and asked for your help, and not a single one of you stepped up?
Carp! I never got around to writing that post. Frak'n governor goes out and gets arrested to distract me from asking for your help.
Anyway, assuming that you've looked at the mock-up picture at the top of the post, the task was to go out and find "letters" out "in the wild" as it were, and then spell my last name. I had a devil of a time with the 'S'. While you see lots of them, they aren't necessarily ones you want. And I wish my 'C' and 'O' were bigger, too. But since I started the project, I had my mind set on that 'C'. Add to the fact that I only have a 5.1MP point and shoot, so I can't get too fancy with the zooms, which cost me a couple of shots. Thank goodness for Photoshop.
And since I know you care, terribly:
C – "Being Born" VIRGINIO FERRARI – Ohio & Orleans
O – Coke sign 4182 N. Lincoln Ave.
L – Trim work 2450 W. Montrose
L – Tree at 2304 W. Cullom
I – Barber pole 2362 W, Sunnyside
N – Stair rail at 4305 N. Ashland
S – Swing link in Welles Park 2350 Montrose**
I have hung the picture at the end of my hallway, were I can see it every time walk in.
And while I was working on this, I was totally starting to think of doing this with letters off signs, or different things.
* Not that you even know this blog exists, but happy birthday Sis. I wrote this on Saturday, but it kept getting delayed due to more time sensative material. Funny how that worked out.
** Those of you paying super close attention will notice that the 'S' is slightly different. My sister had a swing link that I liked a little better because of the background wasn't all snow, but I didn't have that file for the mock-up.