Emily, the owner and artist of The Fairy Paintbox, was wonderful to work with. She wanted me to get the feel of the whole process and let me pick the letter font, the design I liked (Star Wars), and sent me updates and pictures of the work in progress. When I received the letters I was stunned. Actually I wasn't the only one, EVERYONE in my family was super impressed. Seriously, they are gorgeous. There's so much detail put into each letter, and the fact they they are hand painted is amazing. The paint adds texture to the letters, making them pop. Emily is a very talented artist.
My son's name in Ravie font with the Star Wars design.
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The wooden letters are sturdy and perfect for hanging on the wall. The letters of my son's name are connected, but you can also purchase the letters unconnected or separate, like in the pictures below.
About the Artist:Emily started painting murals in 2005 to help pay for school, while she was a junior at Penn State University. She was also a young single mom at the time and couldn't bear to be away from her daughter, so she tried figuring out ways to make her painting business function from home. After being asked to create wall letters, Emily knew the direction she wanted to go with her business. After her first successful wall letter order, she started advertising online and received such an amazing response that within a year, painting wall letters became her primary source of income.
After graduating Penn State in 2007, she had fully developed her online business selling all kinds of custom children's decor and continues doing so today. Over the past two years business has grown significantly. Emily is now married with four young children, operating the business and working on her first novel. Emily also has her own mom blog at www.fourlittlemonsters.com which has been featured in The Penn Starter magazine as well as Metrokids magazine.
Some pictures from The Fairy Paintbox
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