Monday, November 8, 2010

art every day month #8: the book-o-meter

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Today went in all directions except the one I had planned! I did manage to pull this poster out of my ass at the last minute, though - I sketched & inked it over the weekend and then went balls out on the color this morning. It was another piece where time was in short supply, as this one is for our school's upcoming book fair. Hence just a peep of it, and the strategic placing of pencils to block out all personal details. But you get the idea. And the deal is a sweet one. If we reach the book sales goal, the principal is going to hop on a harley and take a spin around the school for the kids. And she's not normally a Harley spinning kind of gal, but she's game for the challenge. Wearing a helmet, of course. We are hanging the posters around the school and will mark off each tome on the book-o-meter as sales rise to meet the goal.

Now if only someone could hold a fundraiser for my ailing car! I took it in today for an oil change and came home with a loaner and a bill for the precise amount of the book fair goal. Oil leak, antifreeze leak, gaskets blown, timing belt shot, a surcharge for having that look on my face that I had no idea what they were talking about (guaranteed an extra thousand), and a two day stay in the car hotel. Sucks. Oh, well, onward. See you tomorrow for List it Tuesday!

> More art every day
> Today's NaNoJouMo prompt
> My scrappy tags & bags giveaway is open until Wednesday

26 comments:

rennata said...

Sorry to hear about your car, but great to hear about inspiration. I love this intense month of creating. It always kick starts my year.

cath c said...

i love it!

my boys' original elemtary school's vice principal was a harley man and their kindergarten teacher was a harley woman!

good luck with your car. i know the feeling well. :(

Nelly said...

Oh no, sorry about your car. Don't you hate that. Well at least you made pretty art....that is a plus....right?

Megan Walker said...

Our elementary school principle had to kiss a pig right on it's gooey snout, so let yours know she's getting off easy! LOL :D

Nick said...

Looks beautiful - sorry to read that story.....

Giggles said...

So sorry about your car, been there done that....oh so grateful to have a new one....18 years was a long haul on my ride! Hope yous doesn't start nickle and diming you like mine did!

Great poster I'm sure it will be well received! Love all your yummy colors!

Hugs Giggles

tulpen said...

Love the poster.

I could handle a fund raiser for my lawn... I don't wanna rake it and don't wanna cough up the dough to pay someone to do it!!

(in the end, laziness WILL win out)

Sherry Lynn said...

As a Harley owner I think it is an awesome. Good luck with it all..Love your illustration.

Eden said...

Aimee, I know I shouldn't be laughing but the way you told that story about your car and the look on your face that cost you a Grand tickled me so!! Seriously though, I feel for ya and I've been there a few times!! Total suck-ville! Love your Poster!! Love it!!! maybe you can work out a deal for anything over the $2300 you get for services rendered :D I'm just saying :D

Kristin Dudish said...

What a fabulous poster - I love the colors... excellent.

I'm sorry to hear about your car (but you tell the story with such style!)

xo
Kristin

The Original Drama Mama said...

Ass and balls in the first 2 sentences...you did have a crazy day! Sorry about your car, that just sucks one of the above ;) How lucky is that school to have you designing for them?!? I'm on teams for several fundraising projects at Miss A's school (it's a very small charter school and needs all the help it can get) and wish I could be half as creative! They're doing a similar book drive too, your poster is way awesomer

Judy Hartman said...

great poster - sorry about your car...
love your style!

Missy said...

What a wonderful poster. I hope your school meets its goal and hope your car feels better.

Leaves and Feathers said...

Hi! I am really enjoying watching your art everyday month! Endlessly impressive! Love this poster and I think that the principal is a bad ass for offering to do that. That's got to earn some serious respect with the kiddos!!

girlunwinding said...

If only you could draw yourself a new (and usable) car. The poster looks great, though;)
~Dawn

Domestic Scribbles said...

Once upon a life, I ran the bookfair (teacher wish lists were an easy extra way to increase sales). What a terrific principal to up the ante with a spin on a hog!

Hope your car enjoys time at the spa...oh boy.

tortagialla said...

Beautiful poster! Not having enough time didn't stop you going all out!

Kat W said...

Your art work is so gorgeous & colourful! I love your blog header and your school is very luck to have such a talented person doing their posters. I think our school manages with clipart mostly!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great to discover you and your inspirational work.

Kat :-)

la ninja said...

best place to keep your posters, innit? up yours, sista.

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cindy said...

hope you meet the goal and sorry about the car - ugh! maybe a harley is in your future, too?

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, that's so COOL! Wow, the things that come out of your ass! I hope they make their sales goal. Your poster is sure to boost excitement. Buy buy buy!

And ohhhhhhh crud. SO sorry about the ailing car. Facial expression surcharge. hehehehehehehehe

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Awesome piece of art but a real bummer about your car, sorry to hear that

freebird said...

Great poster. Sorry about your car. I am so glad my husband has been able to take care of our cars for the last 38 years. I'm quite sure that look of yours would be on my face if I had to take my car in somewhere and I'd be out the extra money.

AG Ambroult said...

god I wish you were one of the moms at my girls' school.

Jane said...

You make me smile! The things that you "pull out of your ass at the last minute" are the things that would take me an entire 2 months :) The school is lucky to have your happy and inspiring art to grace their halls!