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    Tuesday, May 27, 2008

    Working 4 A Living

    Here are some pictures that I promised last week.

    This is a sign I designed. This is the one that took 6 people to get into the air. Each one of those posts weighs about 80 pounds. It took 150 pounds of concrete to set each leg. (Yes, that is me on the scaffold, looking totally dorky.)

    The church congregation loved it so much, that they placed an
    advertisement for us on their reader board.

    This is the 16' scaffold that I had to climb on. The board you see here is a backer board that the final sign was screwed to. Because the facade of the building is brick, this board had to be anchored.

    Here we have part of the sign installed:

    Again, another picture taken of an unsuspecting me in front of the final sign (it surely doesn't look like I'm that far in the air, but if you look behind the scaffold,
    you will see the door and how far I am above it.
    There is also a light fixture below that is on the 10' ceiling):

    This is the final sign. I'm not exactly happy with the way this turned out, but because an awning will go directly below the sign, I was limited with color and size. I also tried to keep the feeling of a more traditional design to complement the area. The dimensions of the sign are 6' wide by 7' high. The left side of the sign will be filled as soon as that side of the building is rented.

    So there you have a few of the projects I've been working on lately.


    Big Pissy said...

    I think you deserve combat pay for this!

    barman said...

    Da! I could have had a V8!!!

    When I did my project I was that high in the air but I did not have the third level of scaffolding so I felt so exposed. Adding that extra level would make me feel better but it would mean I was a little ways away from the house. Still I would feel much safer and that is everything.

    I can not believe the signs you guys do. That is incredible. And so are you for getting over the fear of heights at least long enough to work.

    Jon said...

    Work it girl. You are kicking ass.

    Lori said...

    You know, what you do is really fascinating. Seriously. And I'm more impressed now about your kicking your fear's ass! YOU GO GIRL!

    lime said...

    that's great that the church gave you some free advertising for a while. gotta love that. and no you don't look like a big dork.

    Yippeeskip said...

    No dorks here, just hawt chicks in the air.

    kimmyk said...

    omg. you truly are a sign gurl aren'tcha??? LOL.

    no way in GOD's name would I climb anything that high. Hell to the no. Heights freak me out.

    Sicilian said...

    Wow. .. .I love seeing your work. . . . I also admire your ability to get on the scaffolds. My heart would be racing the whole time I was up there. . . .Great job.

    G-Man said...

    You should have mooned the camera!

    BTExpress said...

    Great job!

    Mona said...

    Awwwwsign gurl, you look like such a cute bird perched atop that !

    I climbed a scaffolding once when I did a sixteen feet by nine feet mural for a jewelery showroom!

    Fridaysweb said...

    How freakin' cool! You are one of the bravest and most respectable people I know. Is it okay if I emmulate you? *said in a not-quite-so-creepy-Robert Downey, Jr. to Tommy Lee Jones - impersonation* ?

    Cazzie!!! said...

    So wonderful to keep busy..and you so look awesome!!! Way to go sign girl :)

    Anonymous said...

    I love these pics! you are a talented girl!

    Have a great weekend, sweetie! :)

    Susy said...

    Wow...hard work. Hard working gurl! The big ass sign is great. Take care friend!