Each year when gearing up for The Farm Chicks Antiques Show, I put a great deal of thought into what the theme for the year will be and what I'm hoping to express. This year, I was wanting to do something with birds and was feeling inspired by a large collection of prints I've been gathering for a gallery wall over the years. Then, one day on a trip to H&M, I spotted some darling jeans, covered with birds that had a sort of watercolor painting look which got me to thinking about birds once again. So, I set out on a Pinterest search for bird art, hoping to find the perfect artist. After a great deal of searching, I happened upon Danielle Kroll.
What really caught my eye was this page from one of Danielle's journals:
After discussing my project with Danielle, I commissioned her for this year's show campaign. Danielle and I discussed the concept I had in mind and she came up with some initial sketches. I chose a sketch she presented depicting birds in flight and she got to work on bringing that sketch to life and created these three options with variations on colors, text placement, borders, etc.
The "Will You Go With Me?" theme this year is a play on the notes passed around school between boys and girls in my younger days, young love, and love birds. Now, this love note is from me to you. Will you go with me to The Farm Chicks Show? I hope to see you there!
You can RSVP for the show on Facebook here.