W. W. W.

Wood, Weddings, White, are 3 of the “W’s” of this rite of passage.  Right now I am working with all three of those “w’s”.  Our extended family continues to grow rapidly, just this year 2 nephews and 1 niece announced their engagements right along with our son.  Love and commitment were definitely in the air or the very least the water, lol.

Our niece, who is also our goddaughter, will be celebrating her nuptials a month after our son’s wedding day.  She has asked me to make a wood wedding sign.  What is this? you might be asking.  I googled it and found a plethora of items which fall into this category.  This sign replaces the traditional wedding book.  Your guests sign-in right onto the wood.  You then seal it and hang in your favorite place.  I rather like this new twist.


So, of course I said yes!  Steven had a nice piece of wood for me to use. He prepped it for me to stain.


I then stained it.  The lovely grain was accentuated and complimented by the darker stain.  Earthy, warm, and lovely.


I then sent my niece, Caitlin, a list of fonts to choose from.  I typed their names in each font, it is so much easier when you can see your name in that style of font.  She choose and I got to work.


Okay for me something is missing.  She told me to surprise her, but this is a pretty huge day in her life.  Surprises are not usually welcome on this day of all days.  Deciding to first paint this in, then see how I felt, I got to painting…..


Okay, it still needs some fine tuning and I like it but……… something is still missing for me.  I’m gonna have to give this some serious thought because it is somehow incomplete.  Surprise me, be creative she says…….. hmmmmm……

I’ll let you know what I decided….. Cyn



About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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