My motto for 2013? JFDI. No excuses. No procrastination. No fear. I asked my old friend Andy Vastagh of Boss Construction in Nashville, TN to design a poster I can frame for my office to remind me daily that it’s up to me to put on my “big girl” panties and get the hell on with it. He rose to the challenge with a gorgeous hand-pulled screen print that set my heart a flutter. Creative entrepreneurs from every corner of the web clamored for one, too and- well, here we are. Signed. Numbered. Limited edition. JFDI, baby!
Andy and I go back some 15 years. His daughter was my daughter’s very first best friend. Madee’s mom and I were running mates in high school and later delivered our first wee ones just 3 months apart. When we lived in Memphis, those girls did everything together. Eventually, I left Memphis and Andy & Co. headed out to Nashville, where Andy began building his silkscreen empire, designing gig posters for some of the hippest names in the music industry (think: The Hives, The Avett Brothers, Drake, Foster the People, Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys…yea, them).
Andy served up an awesome design that I’m completely smitten with. Here’s the 411 on the project:
Finished poster size: 18 x 24”
Image area: 16 x 20”
Production process: Hand-pulled screen print
Number of colored used: 3 Colors
Individually signed+ numbered
100lb. Natural Cougar Cover
Each print features eco-friendly, water-based, locally sourced inks.
The first copy was claimed within 60 seconds of touching down at my office. My assistant Christina snatched the top copy and bemoaned the need for a tube to transport it home, saying that it was so nice that she didn’t want to roll it up! It took a bit of convincing to assure her that it would, indeed, be fine in a tube and she carted it off post haste.
Andy was generous enough to share pictures of the creation process with us. See below for a gallery snapshot from start-to-finish.
Available in very limited quantities direct from Lucky Break Consulting (and no where else on the planet). $35 includes complimentary shipping within the lower 48 states. Snatch one, build your empire and JFDI.