What do you want to be when you grow up?
I work with kids at an art studio sponsored by Hallmark Cards’ called Kaleidoscope. Everyday, I see incredible imaginative children make fun and inspiring art there. One day, while working in the studio, I spotted an amusing drawing of a fashionable gentleman in a suit, created by a 9-year-old boy. I asked if I could use his design for a special project I was doing at a Ronald McDonald House in Chicago. He agreed to let me take a picture of his art.
I then went to a wonderfully talented Hallmark Cards’ artist, Keda McKenna, to help me translate it to a machine embroidered work of art. She agreed to help me and what came of it was simply dashing. Check out the video below to get a better feel for the stitching process.
80 unique doors will be showcased on two gallery walls in the main public area of the Ronald McDonald House being built in the heart of downtown Chicago near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. The doors are meant to symbolize the philosophy that ” The doors of Ronald McDonald House are always open for you.” To learn more click on the following links:
- About this project: http://www.chrisduhartmaker.com/?p=880
- Wall gallery template: http://www.chrisduhartmaker.com/?p=894
- Slideshow of finished doors: http://www.chrisduhartmaker.com/ronald-mcdonald-house-doors-of-hope-gallery
- Magnesium plate door
- Embroidered art