If I Were a Toy store has closed.
This is a picture of me last June after I painted their door for the summer season.
I will miss painting this door. I've been doing it, almost monthly, for close to 4 years.
This was my 1st little sketch for the St Patrick's door.
I'm always looking for that pot of gold :)
Here's a link- Lucky Days, to that door & post from March 2010
It includes some of the murals
I had painted inside the shop and hair cutting space.
I also sold a few baby tees there
like Space Mouse
and the ever popular, Scooter Dog.
I'm happy for Joanna and Virginia, the owners of the shop,
as they pursue other avenues and dreams.
I know it's silly to get sentimental, but I'll miss chatting
with them as I painted and talking to some of the
kids who were curious. They usually came in for the
gum balls or to get coins for the rides outside,
but many showed real interest and shared their opinions.
It lead to some fun custom work for me and I guess I
just liked knowing it was there, little friends at the entrance.
I painted my last door in February this year, Valentines, of course :)
My friend, Melissa Zexter took this photo of me painting the 1st Valentine's
day door. She's also taken quite a few of Mirabelle and Odille after
picking them up from school. This holiday door is from Dec 2011.
Below, a rather large mouse posed with pirate bear last summer.
I think my best ones might be the Halloween doors, which is
odd since I'm not a big fan of halloween, though I do love candy.
This one pays homage to "Where the Wild Things Are", in costume, at least.
Below, was a continuation of the previous year's door.
The kids enter a haunted house.
This year's 2013 was a favorite of mine. I would go to this party ;)
Venice Valentine from 2012 is another favorite and lead to a series of
illustrations for a children's book idea.
Finally, I really like these funky NYC buildings and the fireworks.
If you'd like to see more of my faves, I have a Pinterest board
with a bunch titled - My Glass Paintings
You can also see more and additional custom work on
my site here
! knock yourself out !
Alas, I knew the day was near, when George's store would
officially close :(
This was my landlord's shop. George passed away in 2010.
I painted this sign when he and his wife moved the shop to a less
populated area of Court Street.
I'm not known for my sign painting, but I was happy
to hear that more than a few people wanted it.
I just didn't want it to go in the trash.
I'm happy that it is safe and sound with the fabulous guys
I think Eric and Matt might be as sentimental as I am.
I still miss George.
As always, thanks for taking a look.
Enjoy the rest of your week!