Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
-And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”
– Oh the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss
Today I was rummaging around the machine shed, looking for some barn wood which I will be using to create new shelves for a desk I am working on. As usual, I got distracted when I found a smaller piece of barn wood that I thought would be perfect to hand letter on and turn into a sign! Then I wandered over into the barn, for no reason specific and found an old piece of picket fence, and thought I could add it to the barn wood sign somehow. I took the pieces inside and grabbed my paintbrush and some paint colors..still with no plan in mind, and attached the fence piece, and started painting…and this was my result! :
This sign is currently for sale and available for local pick up (I am near Eau Claire, Wisconsin ) or it can also be shipped. You may purchase the sign over on Etsy, here. If you like the sign but want it in different colors, or a different saying, feel fre to email me any requests, I am always up for custom orders and love getting them! Email: email@example.com
Sign stats: This is a hand painted sign on reclaimed 1880 barn wood from Wisconsin.
The back of the sign consists of the original barn paint color in ‘sweet corn yellow’ .
I hand painted on the under side of the barn board so the original side would not be destroyed.
The barn wood has been sanded down, brushed over lightly with acrylic blue-green paint, and hand lettered in mustard yellow paint.
An old piece of picket fence has been attached to the sign with a vintage hook to hang a hat, keys, sunglasses, or small jacket!
Entire sign has been coated for protection with a clear satin polyurethane.
Sign measures approx. 12″ wide x 29″ tall.
Sign includes hanging wire on the back & has been signed and dated by the artist.
Imagine how sweet this original sign would look in a childs room near the door or in your porch or entry way!
Thanks for reading everyone!