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.