Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Custom Lub, Part Two

I wanted to post these last hearts that are going to Stuff today for delivery to Kurt, another fabulous customer I got to talk with for a long time during my in-store event on January 31st. I was so touched by the time Kurt took to describe each of the women in his life to me. This is a man who would not settle for wilted roses picked up in a rush so he could keep out of the dog house. I know because I have a man myself who gives great care and consideration in the gifts he gives.

We started by talking about Kurt's wife, Shell. They love the beach and look forward to spending much more time there once all the birdies have flown from the nest, as the wording in this heart implies, "We are almost there." The bottom portion of the heart represents water and the yellow and pink are the sunset. The darker blue above the setting sun is the night sky. I also had to throw in a few shells. I painted the bevel with a light tan to mimic the sand.

This is for Kurt's daughter, Nat. He described her as the rock star daughter and wanted lots of bright colors. I thought the large, chunky red and blue beads were very rock star-esque. Nat lives in Chicago and is a nanny for a great family.

Bub is Kurt's second daughter we talked about. She went to MU and loves the team colors of gold and black. He described her as high fashion and glamorous. I think the big rhinestone brooch represents some of that diva-ness.

Last, but not least, we talked about CC. CC goes to school in Arizona and loves the desert. Kurt wanted colors to represent the muted browns and soft greens found there with a pop of color to mimic the beautiful blooms that can often be found in the desert environment. I hope these hearts capture the uniqueness of each of the wonderful women Kurt described and that he's proud and excited to give them to his girls. Ahhhhh . . . have I mentioned how much I love custom art?


Natalie said...

I am Nat, the rockstar daughter. I am not sure how I lucked out in getting such an amazing man for a father, but I did. Your work is beautiful and I will treasure this piece forever. Thank you!

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

Hi, Natalie!! I am so excited that you left a message!! Yes, I was so touched by all the time your dad took to describe each of you to me. I am thrilled that you love the heart and thanks for the compliments!! Please let me know if I spelled your dad's name correctly, I couldn't decide between a C and a K. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Let me just tell you, Kelly Aaron is THE mosaic master. She is an excellent teacher too! Not only did we have a blast making the mosaics but I can't remember the last time I laughed so much. Kelly's art is beautiful and she has inspired me. Her gift is truly from the heart and anyone lucky enough to have one of her pieces will cherish it forever!
The Zen box maker Amber