I finished the Alice In Wonderland piano for Shoreline, WA’s Piano Time street art project on July 30th. I did the project in under 2 weeks. There are things I would have liked to add that I simply did not have time to incorporate. And I ran into some trouble when I began to apply the varnish. Despite priming, I still saw the piano stain seep through in a few spots. UGH. That was aggravating! But overall, I’m thrilled with it.
I’m in awe of how much I accomplished in such a short time, especially because I’m really happy with the finished piece. It took summer camps and grandparents in babysitting overdrive, for me to have enough time to work. It makes a difference when I can work for several hours uninterrupted, and really get into the process.
below are images from the sides of the piano:
SInce the project ended, my children have both been home more or less full-time, and I’ve had a million ideas swirling in my head, but nothing has made it to a canvas. It is killing me a bit… I may lose my head! Believe me, I’m counting down the days until school starts!
the tea party and the piano closed (I had a design for the closed lid, but ran out of time – bummer!) oh, and thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the vintage chair backs!:
more details from the piano – drawer knob mushrooms, flamingo croquet piano bench legs, Play Me music stand, Cheshire eye:
I decorated all of the piano legs with bottles and hearts, (10 sides total):
Every time I’ve stopped by Central Market, I’ve witnessed impromptu concerts. I’ve loved hearing feedback from employees and passers-by. This project’s been so much fun! Here’s a little snippet of a performance by Beinuo Gong, who was returning to China soon after her concert. Thank you, Beinuo! (P.S. sorry about the squeaking grocery carts! lol…)
If you’d like to see other posts I did on this process, check these out:
Alice in Wonderland Street Piano Progress 1
Alice in Wonderland Street Piano Progress 2
Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Doodles
congrats, heather! it looks amazing!
wow heather were all really proud of your accomplishments, i wish i was on the west coast so I could play heart and soul on it.
thank you, Mike! sorry to say, my piano skills are rusty… I managed a few bars of Lean on Me and Scott Joplin…
It looks incredible and fabulous and I can’t wait to see it in person. How long will it be on display?
You are so talented (and motivated- I can’t believe you got it done so fast)
Thanks, Laura! It’s on display for the month of August (though I don’t know if I’d trust it to still be there on the 31st). It’s at the Central Market in Shoreline off of Aurora and 155th… outside, near the windows to their deli area – by the big, old red tractor. I’d love if you visited it!
This is by far the coolest piano I´ve ever seen!!!! 🙂
Wow! Thank you!!!
That piano is so much awesome!
I LOVE it!
Thank you!!! ❤
This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!! I just love this! Fantastic job!!
Great accomplishment, Heather. The piano looks spectacular and so does your blog! I’m so glad this worked out so well. You da artist!
Me too! Thanks!!!
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this is so cool!
Thank you! 🙂
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