Some of you may remember the Creative Block's ladies' room. Artist Ken Harris had painted a faux drape, pennants and other "Queenly" accoutrements around the "throne". People came from far and near to see it. They took photos. Photos appeared online, in artwork and in my mailbox.
When I announce that I was opening a new store, I began getting e-mails asking about the new bathroom. This was going to be a challenge since this bathroom was easily in the running for creepiest bathroom around. It was old and ugly and had things that were cracked and broken. So we scrubbed and painted and replaced the mirror and paper holders. Still it looked stark. I had an idea on how I wanted it to look. I called old friend and artist David Simon. David and I have a long history of working well together. When I owned Stampers Anonymous, I would sketch out (badly) a few ideas for a new theme of stamps and David would run with it, hand drawing and capturing just what I wanted. This time, I had rolls of paper I liked and a theme of clocks. Here is what David came up with:
David blew up photos of old clocks, made the photos into giant stencils and painstakingly cut out these clock forms.
Turns out, John and David work well together too. The two of them, using wallpaper paste, got the 10 clocks up on the wall in record time this weekend.
I had a stash of old clock faces to add to the mix and now we are off to Michaels to find clock hands to complete the job.
What do you think?