Kids have so much stuff these days, it’s often challenging (even stressful sometimes) to find them a gift that won’t end up in the bottom of a toy bin after 10 minutes of play, never to be seen again.
Stacey, a Modern Karibou customer, had the perfect gift idea recently. She and her husband were about to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday and they wanted something special to commemorate the event. She looked at different art prints but as soon as she saw it, she fell in love with Cici Art Factory’s lotsa o birdies .
What a stroke of genius to have an original piece made by a Canadian artist! Not only would it be cherished for many years, she would be initiating her child to art at an early age.
Stacey wanted to have some of the features in the piece customized to make it more personal and Liz Clay (Cici Art Factory) accepted without hesitation, even making a few suggestions here and there. It was the beginning of an exciting process.
The artist was gracious enough to send photos at every stage, in case modifications were required along the way. Below are some images that follow this process.
The first step is the penwork...
followed by the colours. Liz usually uses four different pinks in the regular lotsa o birdies series, but given the size of this piece (30'' x 30''), she decided to use 8 different colours to give it some interest, in chunky and thick paint to give the birds dimension.
In the original series, Liz has some off-white birdies mixed in with the pink ones, but she offered the option of doing them in a charcoal and grey instead (see sample below).
Ultimately, Stacey (the customer) prefered keeping the cream birdies. She also asked for red and green accents, in addition to the original pinks. Liz was happy to oblige and was able to beautifully integrate these two new colours. The red was used for additional birdies and the light green became leaves that she interspersed with the birds (which don’t appear in the original art work).
If you’re interested in a custom piece by Cici Art Factory, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to discuss the options with you.