Wow, hello again!
It's been a loooong time, readers, I know. I've taken the last year-ish to take a step back from hustling and the mural life, so that I could focus my extra creative energies on something else - getting hitched!
The past September, I married the love of my life. It was truly the most love-filled love fest of a day that I can remember. To get us to that day, it took a whole lot of Type A planning vibes (something that does not come naturally to me - I have had to learn and work hard at being that way when it's required), creative energy and DIY elbow grease. My home studio was full of orange and gold glittered (our wedding colors) bits and pieces. My google drive was full of spreadsheets, word docs, and InDesign files. I designed all the printed pieces, as well as painted the signage. Husband built things, made things stand upright, and kept me sane. I consciously stepped back from other creative ventures to get it all done. Then honeymoon + holidays + settling into married life took over for the months following the wedding.
I am now officially, Corie Michaels! I kept the ol' "Hinton" as a middle name, so that Corie Hinton can remain my artist name. At this point, there's probably hundreds of murals out there (I really actually have no idea how many...) that have been signed "Corie Hinton", so why be confusing? Anyway, married bliss and all that - it's really truly awesome. But now I'm ready to get back in the game and start producing more art for my own enjoyment, and also for ya know, cash haha. Before I blog about the handful of projects in between and since Wedding Madness, I thought I'd share some of what I made for the wedding. Enjoy! And look for more recap posts coming very soon.
|We made an "In Memory" table for our friends and family who have passed. Hand-painted flowery sign, so much gold spray paint.|
|Designed and framed our Ketubah (left) - Jewish marriage contract.|
|Spray painted 150+ bottles and vases gold and half-gold for centerpieces|
|Husband built it, I added pretty curtains, florist added flowers.|
|Designed our program - front side explained the ceremony, back side was sort of an infographic "about us" to read while waiting for the ceremony to start. Fans were NECESSARY as it was 100+ degrees that day and outdoor ceremony!|
|Little photo booth props|
|Welcome sign - again, hand painted flowery. Secret: I went to a recycling center and bought a bunch of old wood cabinet doors in all shapes and sizes to paint all my signage on! Also, gold leaf border but it's hard to tell in this pic.|
|Our "seating chart" was actually bagged donuts with labels that told guest where to sit. Yummm!|
|Card box - more orange and gold|
|Hand painted giant piece of plywood that I mural-ed for a photo booth backdrop|
|Invitation package, designed by me. Gold, gold glitter, and more orange.|
|I got to use gold foil for the first time ever in my graphic design career! What better time than for my own wedding?!|
|One of us, just for fun :) More orange.|