Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dreams come true!

A couple years ago I was a antique dealer at Treasures and Junk in Ontario.
Chad, one of the owners, came across this UBER cool Wagon.
At the time he acquired it, the Wagon was adorned with some of the most
(excuse my language)
BITCHEN carving you had ever seen.
A buyer came in and bought just the carving.
Chad had hired someone to paint some lettering in the style of a circus wagon.

I dreamed of having the chance to just go wild and paint this thing, but
where the heck was I going to put it if I bought it.
Not sure my neighbors would like it in the front yard.

Then low and behold,  Linda Carpenter from the Urban Barn bought it.
Recently, Linda approached me to help her design and paint it.
Finally, I got my wish.

Escondido is over 1.5 hours from me, so we spoke over the phone and
her and Steve started getting it base coated.

On Sunday, I arrived bright and early and we went over colors, artwork, etc.
I painted on Sunday from 10-6 and then came back on Monday
and resumed painting from 7:00-6:00.
Linda jumped in and started painting the trim colors, wheels and undercarriage.
It was nice getting to know her better.

Thought I'd be wiped out, but after the hundreds of murals, furniture, paintings, leather jackets, old windows, etc, etc, etc, that I have painted over the years, I wasn't because this was the MOST FUN!
Linda still has a quite a bit more embellishing to complete before the event on the 15th.
It is going to be OVER THE TOP!
After it's unveiling, I will post more pics of all of the artwork I painted,
but had to at least share a little bit of it 
and my "CREATIVE high" with you all.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  1. WOW !!!! Lisa that is FANTASTIC !!!! I can't wait to see the finished product. What a job!!
    xoxo Robin

  2. Incredible colors Principessa! Well done. Ciao

  3. OMG!!!
    That is a dream project!



  4. I love it Lisa! Can't wait to see the finished product up and close!
    xo, Amber

  5. Wow! That Rocks! I love the flowers...but of course, I knew if you were doing it, it would be Bitchin! hee! hee!
    hugs! karen...

  6. Wow, it looks fabulous! Can we sit in it and have a picnic?

  7. So very A..to the AWESOME!!!! Reminds of a female version of the wagon in Roald Dahl's book 'Danny, the Champion of the World'

    Beauitful painting all around....I'm in love!

    Janet xox


  8. oh my goodness! This is the most AMAZING THING! I would just DIE to have a caravan like this! What an amazing job you did! STUNNING in every way!!