September 1st, 2007

Operation Decoration

When you are planning an assault or military campaign it’s a good thing to have a really good icon and/or catchy slogan to get people to rally ’round your cause. You know, “Uncle Sam Wants You!” and all that jazz. Well, I am in the final planning stages of a full-blown assault on my new building and it’s freshly primed and painted walls, ceilings, concrete floors, cork tiles, hollow core doors and sheet vinyl. AND I have the icon. Lauren designed this great logo for us and I added the camo because that’s the kind of mindset I’m quickly developing.


We like it so much we are going to have it silkscreened on Alternative Apparel’s Ivory colored “Destroyed” tee. The shirt is all worn out around the collar and hem. Just the kind of tee shirt we USED to turn into a dustrag. Now we LOVE it. Cracks me up. So, we are going to put the logo on the front and a slogan on the back. I am thinking of “Waging war on white walls and boring surfaces”. Does that grab anyone?!?!

I am putting together an extensive series of low-cost, study/work classes that will allow participants to learn the techniques, create samples and then immediately apply them to real-world situations-that just happen to be available in my new and needy building. I am also bringing in some special guest instructors. We will be emailing the workshop schedule to our student database next week, so be on the look out for incoming information if you have taken classes here. If you have studied with me at other locations and wish to consider enlisting, please email me. I promise you a really cool tee shirt….

6 Responses to “Operation Decoration”

  1. Heather Mueller Says:

    Dear Melanie,
    I have not studied with you before, but we have met at conventions and you come highly recommended by my instructors Kelly S. King and Barth White, and I have used Modellos extensively in my recent work. I am extremely intrested in all of your Operation Decoration courses/workshops (going to try to still enlist in concrete today) and I don’t want to miss the info on any upcoming ones…can I be added to the student data base to receive this info?
    Heather Mueller
    Metamorphosis Designs

  2. Rhonda Canales Says:

    Heather,I am looking into the same class!!!
    It is nice to see you here. Let me know if you are going.

  3. Heather Mueller Says:


    Yes, registered for the class yesterday, very excited.

  4. Melanie Says:

    Oh great, it is going to be a great class and a beautiful project. Bob is “the bomb”. I think that there are only one or two spots still left.

  5. Rhonda Canales Says:

    Heather, I left you a message on your cell. Call me back when you have time!!! Can’t wait to see you.

  6. Bonnie May Says:

    Melanie, if there’s any unpainted spaces left in the Spring, I’d love to come visit – learn – paint ….. and pick up my tee! Yep, I’m feeling like taking another trip to your beautiful state. I hope, I hope .. Bon