A Little Free Library of Coopersburg
Inspired by the Little Free libraries installed all over the world. Made from finding pieces – electrical cabinet, tin roofing, machine legs, and a milk crate shelf – and assembled with help from my father. Hand-painted with One-Shot enamel paints.
To learn more about Little Free Libraries, visit LittleFreeLibray.org
ANNUAL 'TRICK-OR-TREAT, TAKE-A-BOOK' NIGHT
In what is coming to be an annual joy, I've managed to hand out over 400 books to kids during the Coopersburg, PA trick-or-treat night. It's a happy time, which both promotes the use of the Little Library, and gives kids and parents something to be excited about. I spend the year stockpiling children's and teen books, and just about run out of them each year.
Kelly + Adam Get Hitched
• Souvenir buttons
For my cousin's wedding at Lake Nockamixon State Park I created 1" souvenir buttons reflecting some of their passions – hiking, canoeing, and ice cream – and used Kelly green with a contrasting bright orange for Adam. The green cigar box was a lucky find at a cigar shop, and I painted the interior orange to match the pins and sign. Pin badge production by Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations.
Doctor Who Christmas Party
Given free rein to create the atmosphere for the Doctor Who Christmas Party held in McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub’s Great Room,
I went a bit overboard, taking inspiration from the annual Christmas specials…
The bar became a London newspaper booth - complete with ‘Vote Saxon’ and Christmas posters recreated from the 2007 Christmas episode, ‘A Voyage of the Damned’. A white Christmas tree became a giant silver Dalek, with the donated items
'Kilted Santa' Christmas Shop Display
Created "Up on the Rooftop" Christmas shop display pieces for competing in the "Doors of Bethlehem" competition. All pieces made from found materials– scrap plywood, recovered sheets of cardboard, and shopped a flea market for the deer.
• Final 'Kilted Santa' stands 4'5" tall.
SKILLS: Painting (Acrylics), Scale Drawing, Hand Jigsaw
THE REINDEER AND ROOFTOPS
The Reindeer were recovered at a flea market, and were then reinforced, repainted and glittered. The Rooftops were drawn in perspective for Donegal Square's entrance, so that they would fit into the windows. They were painted on cut-out cardboard, and coated in white glitter for the snow. The trees behind the houses are separate pieces, created the same way.