When I think about Annie Sloan, I think about inspiration by color, when color is used as a starting point for expression. So when I was offered by Big Blue Trunk to create something unique with Annie Sloan, I directly jumped on it.
I’ve chosen my object - a wooden chest of drawers. I saw beautiful designs people came up using Annie Sloan paint: delicate gradients, wonderful aging effects, calming pastel pieces. But I needed to come up with something completely new, something only I could create.
I knew I would place it in our living room, in a space where my toddler son plays often. And the energy of my son sat the mood for the piece.
I wanted it to be something spontaneous, like dancing, or speaking, or play - true elementary forms of expressions. I has to be full of vivacity, and imaginativeness, and play.
I knew it would be blue. I thought of pansies as an inspiration for colour palette.
So I have selected:
I came up with an idea of one continuous line which will define the main artwork. I didn’t sketch anything, I didn’t really plan in. I just had to breathe out and give it a go.
I am very happy with the result. It’s not just a chest any more. It’s a statement, it has a loud character, it’s a celebration of play, imagination and vivacity.
I’m already brewing ideas for the next fun expression.