Keep Calm.....

 ....it's the last custom painting of the season! :)

I was so excited to create a painting based on the poster that reads "Keep Calm and Carry On" created by the British government during WW2. It was "intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion" according to Wikipedia. My sweet friend asked me to paint this as a gift for her mom to put in her sewing room. She let me loose to create anything I wanted as long as it said "Keep Calm and Sew On" and here's what I came up with....

I decided to keep with the solid background and the layout of the original poster. Then I added some fun creative details!

I cut the letters and the silhouette of the sewing machine out of different fabrics and also added a button stitched onto the canvas to be the "o". Then I drew the "and" in cursive as if it were stitched as well! 

I added a black outline to make everything easy to read and also add a "graphic" poster style punch!

I loved getting to create this painting and I think it's the perfect way to end my custom artwork in 2011! :) I'm looking forward to starting custom artwork again in 2012! If you're interested in having a custom painting or artwork created as a Christmas gift, ask about Specs & Wings gift cards! (specsandwings@gmail.com)
Or check out the shop for more fun gift ideas... www.specsandwings.etsy.com 

keep calm and blog on!


Ragan Burkley said...

thats awesome and so original! love all the little touches :)

Lilla said...

I looove this! The idea is just great! :) in my case - keep calm and draw on, haha :)