Odell Painting is chairing the Book Wagon for this year’s Tinicum Arts Festival, July 9 and 10 at (where else?) our township’s beautiful – and well shaded – Tinicum Park. Check out the goings-on and the schedule of events or follow the Festival’s Facebook page.
And don’t forget to stop by the Wagon for some great deals on hard-to-find and bestseller titles. Believe you me – and we should know after collecting and sorting THOUSANDS of books – you won’t be disappointed!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their Sunday mornings to help. Pictured with us are Peg and Tex Enoch of Ottsville…and some unnamed person’s hand. The photo is courtesy Kristin Perry Schwarz: our leader, muse and local entrepreneur extraordinaire, owner of The Kitchen Potager– “enhancing daily life according to the senses and the seasons.”
Here’s one of the books we picked up during one of our collection days. There are some pretty eclectic suggestions about turning the interior of your home into a colorful extension of your natural surroundings – even if you live in the city – and the best color combinations that play on natural or artificial light. It’s a coffeetable book and it’s now living on our coffeetable. But if you’re thinkin’ about redoing some space and are interested in seeing some of these wonderful walls, ask Ken to bring it along.
We gave the Odell Painting brush…the brush off. Yep. When Ken went from being a solo painter to business-builder we donned the leafy paintbrush as our way of telling the world (or at least Bucks County) that we respected the environment. Of course we still do and incorporate safe practices on all our jobs; but we thought it was time for our logo to reflect our commitment to fine interior and superior exterior work. So we worked with Steve and Jill Whiskeyman of Simpatico Studios to create a new image and voice. After interviewing us, they sent us a wide variety of logo themes and we papered our dining room wall with all the options. But we liked this one right away.
It’s clean and, we think, elegant. And we’ve added “Home Preservation.” We used to say “Historic Restoration,” which is still a specialty because we are trained to restore older homes following EPA regulations. But our passion, we realized in our interview with the Whiskeymans, is making sure that the work we do is done right and stands the test of time. That your home, your legacy, is protected for as long as possible. That the only reason you’ll need to call us back is to have more work done.
So here are some factoids about Ken. (This is NOT on the website.) Did you know that he has a degree in psychology and conflict resolution? But he took a job painting one summer and fell in love with the craft. And you wouldn’t know that he takes his work to bed with him. He thinks about architecture and structure so much of the time that he often wakes in the morning and recounts, in vivid detail, a home he visited in his sleep.