Sorry it’s been a while, I know I haven’t posted anything for a few weeks but to summarise: its been hectic.
The past few weeks I have been planning and executing an interior design project for Eastbourne’s very first Vintage Cat Cafe, The Mad Catter. The idea for the client Lucy Allen was to create an Alice in Wonderland inspired wall mural.
My initial inspiration was the basement. As it has a low ceiling and cosy feel, I felt as if a magical forest scene would work wonders in the space. I bought a few tester paint pots after sketching out the idea on the freshly plastered wall and came to the conclusion that the style that would most compliment my talent would be a 2D cartoon, Disney-esque mural.
I have a degree in Animation which means I have classical technical drawing training, and my artwork projects have often involved a lot of colour and contrast which meant this project was leading up to be something incredibly rewarding.
However, the biggest obstacle I had to face during this project was the free roaming cats which I constantly had to keep an eye on because I had visions of little paws covered in paint, tracking prints everywhere. To get past this, Darren and I managed to shut the majority of the 10 cats in the upstairs section of the cafe, simply while we painted, before letting them downstairs again upon departure. Cats don’t like to be excluded though so our painting was accompanied by a chorus of cat meows.
The whole project turned out better than I expected, with the bright blue and red being a pop of colour in the otherwise neutral coloured basement so overall I consider this project to be a massive success.
From our time spent as quirky interior designers, Darren and I would love to continue with this so if you have a project you would like doing: a wall mural, a quirky piece of artwork for your business, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time.