a moose – open & closed

8 Jul

scoopinmoose3 scoopinmoose1My talented and long time friend (since I was 6!) miss Jessica Mayne runs a fabulous ice cream shop and creperie in Canmore, Alberta with her beau Tory. The store is adorably named “The Scoopin’ Moose,” has bright green walls, and is adorned with some fabulous moose friends. I was massively flattered when the two approached me with an exciting commission that not only would beautify their shop, but would also be a functional tool; an OPEN / CLOSED sign that would feature an alert moose on one side and a sleepy guy on the other. Originally we were talking about just a simple drawing that could be photocopied, but I really wanted them to have the real deal! So, we decided on a gorgeous hand-painted wood panel that not only represents the true hand-made quality of their products, but also the down-to-earth essence of their lovingly owned and operated business. scoopinmoose4scoopinmoose7 scoopinmoose5scoopinmoose6There were a few hiccups along the way, including an unexpected move, but all-in-all I think both parties feel that the finished product was worth the wait! I was so excited to hand-deliver the sign to them this week; what a thrill to connect with long-time friends and fantastic clients and also see the place where your artwork will live. scoopinmoos2I’m looking forward to seeing snapshots of the sign hung in it’s proper place, and I’ll be sure to share them with you.  What do you think of this new one of a kind piece? Isn’t it fantastic when friendship, business and art truly collide?

3 Responses to “a moose – open & closed”

  1. Kat Chapman 09/07/2014 at 02:42 #

    This is awesome Jessica! :D

  2. Lise Mayne 09/07/2014 at 12:28 #

    Ahhh! Jessica! How wonderful! I smiled through the whole post! And it was a joy to see your lovely face again in the photo! Say hi to your whole family from Jeremy and Lise! We both love the painting and think it will make a big difference to the store! What a great idea!
    Excellent to see you pursuing your passion in such a positive, talented way! Bravo!

    Lise

  3. Emma Sarah Tennant 31/07/2014 at 15:17 #

    Love the beautifully created moose signs and I agree they are certainly worth the wait. Only sorry I can’t enjoy an ice cream in that parlour, as I live in the UK.

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