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    One of our local Chick-fil-a restaurants asked me, in October of last year, to create a 5 foot tall x 40 to 50 foot long Christmas display for their drive through. It took me most of November, but they loved it. I made s total of 10 yard-art style pieces out of 1/2" thick marine grade plywood, cut with a jigsaw, then hand painted both sides with exterior house paints. They told me what they wanted, including describing how they'd like the cows to look, and what I had artistic leeway on. And yes, I was granted proper permission to use their logo--which also had to be hand painted. Far more painting then wood working I admit. Quite the project, but they loved it. They've already said they need more train cars and other items to add to the display for Christmas 2019. This was way out of my normal direction, but it was rewarding to see their delight when it was all delivered. By the way -- I was grateful their maintenance guy was the one in charge of figuring out how they wanted to "install" it!
    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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    Wow that is some project! really well done and your paint work is beautiful.
    Rolf
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    • #3
      Nice project. I'm sure the painting took far longer than the woodworking. That's a lot of paint.
      Thanks for sharing.


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      • #4
        Very interesting project. Quite the attention getter. Our CFA has a local artist paint Christmas scenes on the inside of the windows.
        Jim
        When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
        Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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        • #5
          looks really good.

          Dan

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          • #6
            Awesome job! Looks like it was a lot of fun. Kudos to your painting. I'm a klutz at painting.
            Tony

            My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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            • #7
              I would recognize that as a Chick Cow any where!!! You nailed this one!!
              Betty

              "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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              • #8
                That is so cool! Congratulations on a job well done!
                Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                • #9
                  The hardest part for me was indeed the painting. And mentally extra hard getting my head into doing some cows that looked like the "real" cows in their commercials and on billboards...and some like their cow costumes people put on in the restaurants for family night. They wanted a mix of both. My brain was confused, wanting to go all one direction for consistency. But they wanted all facets of their cow family, and that is what they got. But it was different, and very exciting to see it all come together.
                  Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                  • #10
                    Linda, again amazing. I can't imagine a project of that size. The painting is fantastic.
                    Denny
                    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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