ice cream sign

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »


Here’s Mama–she stopped at this ice cream shop while driving through the Adirondacks the other day.

I painted that top sign when I was a teenager, probably about 25 years ago! My brother Seth helped me–I think he at least prepared the wood and did the base coat. I vividly remember figuring out the tones in the swirl and the cone, working them almost to death, LOL, so much that my memory of the lettering took a back seat. Now, though, I remember painting coat after coat of yellow, trying to cover up the dark green underneath. Guess I never thought of priming it, haha.

So fun to see it, after all these years–still doing its job and shining out like a beacon to the sugar-starved soul. šŸ™‚

4 Responses to “ice cream sign”

  1. Yanic says on :

    So talented, even back then! šŸ™‚ It still looks really good for that amount of time.

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Yanic! I was pretty impressed with the work of my younger self too, haha:)

  3. Mimi says on :

    I remember watching you kids upstairs ( sign making was a fairly new skill to you back then) and it being a PAID job I recall being nervous and hoping we’d meet the deadline! The owner of the ice cream shop TOTALLY wraps the sign EVERY winter to keep out the elements. So, that’s why it still looks great!

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Yeah, it was all very serious–a paid job is such a big deal when you’re a teenager! (Well, it still is, LOL) šŸ™‚