Laundry Room Signs: Getting Closer

by Meredith 28. December 2016 07:31

Three more done and on the wall. The "Unmet People" sign was my biggest attempt at making my own arrangement. I have new appreciation for digital design work and how simple it is to just nudge something over a bit. With this project a bad judgement generally means commitment or starting over.



Laundry Room Signs: Sarcasm is My Superpower

by Meredith 18. December 2016 10:57

I just love painting signs. I wish I could paint so many more of them.

I can tell I am coming to the end of the project. Even the text is starting to be a bit sarcastic.

Mini Bus Stop Paintings

by Meredith 7. December 2016 13:15

I was kicking around these little canvases for years. Made perfect little gifts.

"You must have seen one of the spirits of the forest, and that means you're a very lucky girl. You can only see the spirits if they want you to."
-My Neighbor Totoro

Laundry Room Signs: The Saga Continues

by Meredith 4. December 2016 09:48

Five more done. I suspect I will be pretty sick of making these when they're all done. Reminder: Etsy has some nice signs for sale.

Laundry Room Signs: It Sparkles!

by Meredith 3. December 2016 08:42

Working on my laundry room signs. If I can do one a day I'll have them done in like a month. LOL! Not too bad for hand lettering though. Latest laundry sign has glitter.

Laundry Room Signs: A Home Decor Project

by Meredith 9. November 2016 06:33

Our laundry room is also the guest bathroom so it gets a lot of traffic. I can't help the clutter and the general "lived in" look of the room because, well, we live here. So I thought I would bring something interesting into the room. Pinterest and home decor magazines tell me that my laundry room must have themed art on display. My plan is to dial that to 11 and cover all available wall space with kitschy laundry themed signs.

There is also a second mission to this project, I really want to tackle hand lettering and sign making. What better way to face this challenge than to replicate a bunch of stuff and force myself through the process.

Step 1: Gather every laundry pun, joke, sign, or comic I could find off the internet. No plagiary here, not claiming anything here as my own except replicating for my own use. There is nothing for sale here, in fact I strongly encourage anyone wanting their own laundry signs, to visit the many craft people of Etsy.

Step 2: For the boards, I had some old corporate awards to repurpose and the rest I dug out some scrap wood. Husband helped me route the edges and add keyholes to the backs for hanging (router bits are expensive, yo!). I painted the wood and applied scrapbook paper to some.

Step 3: The long and arduous process of penciling in the lettering. I used other signs people had designed as a guide plus trying out other fonts I found interesting. Many lessons have been learned.

Step 4: Carefully paint the letters in and use pens to outline.

Mononoke Forest

by Meredith 22. August 2016 10:49

I want to add Forest Spirits to every woodland painting I do now.

“What I want is for the humans and the forest to live in peace.”
- Ashitaka, Princess Mononoke

At the Bus Stop

by Meredith 29. April 2016 09:46

My favorite painting so far. I love the colors. The photo makes it look black, but the darkest color is a deep purple.

"I also believe that you met the King of the Forest, Mei, and meeting him is a sign of good luck. But there’s no guarantee that you’ll see him all the time.”
– Tatsuo Kusakabe, My Neighbor Totoro

About Meredith Cook

Welcome to my repository of creative expression. I'm not a happy camper unless I am making something and over the years I have dabbled in quite a few different kinds of art projects. Some projects come from taking art classes, others are completely hobby driven, and projects like home decor come from a need to customize an item and make it better or unique. The overall theme behind what I do is to learn how to manipulate objects and practice what I know about visual aesthetic and good design. Oh yeah, and to have fun.