Girl Frog Rocks!

June 27, 2013 § 2 Comments

Amazing how clearcoating a fiberglass frog can make it look as if it’s got wheels. KiDiMuBIMA Frog is back! after getting super weatherized at Modern Collision. She’s going to live outdoors the rest of her long life, around and in a lot of water here in the Northwest. She’s singin’ now, “Bring it! Bring it!”

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KiDiMu Frog's favorite body shop

KiDiMu Frog’s favorite body shop

The Grow Community Frog is becoming the world…

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I now understand how the world was not made in a day. First, all geographical shape references I have are on flat paper worlds and second, a frog is not a globe. Which means I get to be creative. This is the good news. The bad news is I iced the cake with these cool logos before I baked the cake world.

One Planet Living® - Culture & Community logo - about to be moved to the left about 4 inches

One Planet Living® – Culture & Community logo – about to be moved to the left 4 inches

Luckily I’ve only had to reposition two of the logos. My next challenge was/is seeing both the land and the water equally and getting confused as to which was which, so I dove in with the acrylic paints from Icon Poly. Ohh! Glorious paints, such fun mooshing it around on these large continents…stay tuned…

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Frog Roundup

June 23, 2013 § 4 Comments

The Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) Frog is officially finished as of 7:00 pm. I may have some teensy touchups in white around the lightbulb logo but I’ll save that for tomorrow when my eyes have refocused. She is a beauty, for sure. Could start a trend in the cosmetic world with those lips. Watch – everyone will want them.

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Meanwhile, all the One Planet Living® logos have been painted and touched up on the Grow Community Frog. Now for the continents of the world…tomorrow.

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Have a wonderful week!  – Pierr

Frogs On the Rock In-Progress

June 19, 2013 § 4 Comments

Frog transformation continues here in my living room and kitchen with logos and embellishments…

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trusty tried and true paper stencil

trusty tried and true paper stencil

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So the Frog for Grow Community is now underway. I’m having a lot of fun – reminds me of making potato prints from starting-to-shrivel-up Mr. Potato Heads. Trying to figure out a simple, inexpensive way to create the branding logos of One Planet Living®, my mind took me back to grade school summer days with craft books and my sister Susan. She could (still can) look at something and figure out how to make it. I’m grateful she had the patience to encourage me to give it a try, too.

The stenciling technique has been working so well, I’m pretty puffed up, thinking about becoming a sign-painter…haha…check it out!

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…and stay tuned. Thanks! – Pierr

KiDiMu Frog On the Rock – In Process

June 12, 2013 § 4 Comments

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Here we go! As I promised in my last post, Frogs On the Rock,here are some photos of the KidiMu Frog receiving adornment and personality from five painters, ages 4, 5 and 6. I gave one very brief demo of using the paints (“mural paint” acrylics from Icon Poly Studio in Gibbon, Nebraska), and that was it. They knew just what to do. Meanwhile, my assistant and I kept busy circling the artists and the sink bringing fresh water for brushes – “need a rinse!” – and mixing special colors on request.  

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photo by KiDiMu assistant, Krzysztofa McDonough

photo by stellar KiDiMu assistant, Krzysztofa McDonough

At the end of the hour one young painter said, “Oh! Isn’t it just the most beautiful frog?” Yes, it is! Definitely a girl, to be named at a later date…

The KiDiMu Frog is back at my place now, sitting up on the kitchen counter where I can more easily paint the KiDiMu & BIMA logos on its chest. I’m to add a few more bugs as well, for we all know a frog cannot live on beauty alone.

Stay tuned…. xo Pierr

Frogs on the Rock: A Community Art Project

June 7, 2013 § 6 Comments

End of May, 40 fiberglass frogs were delivered to the lawn outside Bainbridge Performing Arts, by Kyle Vohland and Son, of ICON Poly Studio in Nebraska.

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Frogs On the Rock: A Community Art Project

FROSGS ON THE ROCK: a Community Art Project

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There’s a sponsor for each frog and 35 artists assigned to paint and adorn them. I get to be one of the artists! Actually, I get to paint two frogs. Or I should say, one frog all by myself – for the Grow Community, one of five One-Planet Living® communities in the world.

The second frog I have helpers…five young artists ages 4, 5, and 6 – in the large Classroom of the brand new & beautiful, not-yet-officially-open BIMA – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. We were scheduled to paint in the Art Room at KiDiMu, the Kids Discovery Museum next door, but it is a very popular site for birthday parties on a Saturday and the Art Room full up tomorrow, no room for us and a frog big enough to fill the back of Pauline!

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Kyle Vohland and Son, of ICON Poly Studios from Gibbon, Nebraska

Kyle Vohland and Son, of ICON Poly Studios from Gibbon, Nebraska

Once painted and prepped for living outside in the weather, all 40 frogs will ride a flatbed truck or two in our 4th of July parade. They’ll live on their respective sponsors’ properties till September 2014, at which time they’ll be auctioned off to benefit area community organizations.

I’ll keep you posted on our progress!

Me, Frog One, & Pauline (1989 Honda Civic @ 363,600 miles)

Me, Frog One, & Pauline (1989 Honda Civic @ 363,600 miles)

The Sun Rose

June 3, 2013 § 3 Comments

one of the many details of The Azure Gate that make it such a perfect spot to land

one of the many details of The Azure Gate that make it such a wonderful place to unwind

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patio off my room, "The Saguaro", looking to the front door courtyard ceramic sun

patio off my room, “The Saguaro”, looking to the front door courtyard and ceramic sun

nifty swivel board - ongoing game

nifty swivel board – ongoing game

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More! More! I will be back…meanwhile, see for yourself: The Azure Gate.

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