Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm so excited, I just can't hide it any longer!


This past Monday I wrote that something exciting was going on, that I would talk about it soon, and that it was somehow related to the Hood Dairy company... Well, here's what's happening (drum roll, please): My artwork is going to be featured in a TV commercial for Hood Eggnog! Hood (a New England dairy company, for those of you outside their area of distribution) is introducing a new line of flavored eggnogs - Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie - which they are promoting on TV. I don't know the specifics about the script, but the commercial features a fabulous retro family whose house is decorated with, among other things, a number of pieces by yours truly. The commercial, entitled "Spice Up The Holidays", will air all over New England between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm so excited!

So here's how it all came together: I was contacted by Jim Kent on behalf of Airstream Pictures last Friday. He explained that they were shooting a commercial for Hood Eggnog, and they needed to dress up a mid-20th century home in Maine in a retro style. He had seen my work online, and thought it would be a great fit. Naturally, I said yes.

On the tightest of schedules, I had just a couple of days to come up with a ~3'x3' piece to cover a bookcase. Jim was incredibly accomodating, getting me the right size board himself, dropping it off, and then picking up the finished piece two days later - all while coordinating all the minutiae that goes into shooting a TV spot two states away! All in all, they used my new prints (which will be featured at the Design Nearby show), five paintings from my private collection, and the big, square, custom, bookcase-cover thing I made specially for them.



Here is a pano shot of the set. Can you spot my pieces there? (click to enlarge):



Here's a hint:



It looks so pretty! I can't wait for it to air! :-)

Thanks to Jim Kent, the Garrand Agency, and HP Hood.

19 comments:

samos said...

congratulations Jenn! that is extremely exciting. =)

Matthew Saunders said...

Congrats, that's very cool! I love your work, and I love Hood eggnog, so hey, perfect fit.

Anonymous said...

Jenn:

Fantastic turn of events! And your large format pieces is phenomenal! You must be so excited!

Congratulations,
Bryan Jernigan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ski!

You have always been a fabulous designer and you deserve it. Thank you for inspiring and serving as an example of success!

Sincerely yours,

Sara B.M.

qiana said...

Congrats!!! How exciting for you!!! A toast to you with Hood Eggnog is in oder!!

Anonymous said...

Your art work MADE the set. I was fabulous and unbelievably period perfect!

one of the stage moms

Anonymous said...

Actually, the commercial is going to be airing nationally on ABC Family Channel's 25 Days of Xmas...I was at the shoot, and everything looked great.

50s Pam said...

Hi Jenn. Congratulations -- well done! I am going to buy some of this eggnog and make it into ice cream in my vintage ice cream freezer! Yum. I love your post!

50s Pam said...

Hey Jenn - this is not for posting - but can you let the agency know about my aquamarine steel kitchen? Maybe they'd like to shoot a commercial there sometime! Thanks - Pam

dowzerw said...

Did you see it??!! the commercial aired today! And so begins the 25 days of Christmas....

Jenn Ski said...
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Jenn Ski said...

The one commercial break I get up and leave! My husband was yelling at me to come back and I only caught the very end. I sat through a Harry Potter movie for nothing!!! waaa

Did you see it on the abc family channel? Because if it's being show on another channel that would be awesome, I can't stand watching these movies anymore :P

Carol W. said...

My grandaughter is the little girl in this ad. I googled hood eggnog and your blog came up. I love your art work. Is this ever cool.

dowzerw said...

J-
I only know for sure that it is on ABC Family channel though it may show on Disney and some of the major networks closer to holiday entertaining time. We caught the commercial at least 6 times on Sat. I think the Harry Potter marathon is over (thank goodness!) but expect the commercial is being shown mostly during their holiday specific programming, which is evenings and weekends at this point.

The ad agency posts their media work on their website. Maybe this will end up there and you can see it there. I just dont know when that would be.

Think I'll go get some eggnog....

dowzerw said...

Commercial spotted: ABC Family Channel, Tuesday night, 8:20 pm.

tt@ttbaum.com said...

Jenn!

Hi there.. my name is Tim Baum. I was the Wardrobe Head/Costume Coordinator for this shoot. Where did you get that still? And have you seen the ad yet? I have not been able to find it anywhere.

Thanks

Tim

Jenn Ski said...

Hi Tim,

I got the image from Jim the art director. I have seen the commercial on tv but have not been able to find it online.

-Jenn

Jenn Ski said...

OH wait it's on you tube!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb823Z_fNTE

Cathy said...

And the ad agency, Garrand, has it on their website this month. You may be able to view it if you go to the ad agency website, www.garrand.com, click on the word “Business”, click on “HP Hood”, click on TV, and play it, over and over...! MMMMmmmm. Time for some eggnog!