Several months ago, I had a nice surprise. I was contacted by a woman at Homestead Garden Center in Davidsonville, Maryland.
She had seen some sketches I'd done in the past of some of the pretty crapemyrtle trees we have here in North Carolina. She asked me if she could use one of my sketches this year as the symbol for their big Crapemyrtle Festival that they hold annually at the Garden Center! She told me that they'd use this symbol on mailings that they send out to some 50-60,000 folks each year. They'd print it on T-shirts, banners, fliers, and "Myrtle Money," which you see above--they are coupons one can use towards purchases at their Garden Center.
I've never been to Homestead Gardens, but I hear it's a pretty nice place. If you're anywhere in the area, from July 16-19th, drop by and tell them Sue sent you! (Incidentally, I don't get anything for saying that! haaa) I was flattered that they used my sketch this year, and they also sent me some of the things they'd printed the image on, such as the "Myrtle Money," so that I could see how it turned out as their image for this year's festivities!
How fun is that?
I'll get back to sketching in a day or so...it's a busy stretch here...
Stay cool, all. It's pretty hot here in NC!
6 days ago