Work in Process: Mesa Planter Project

I’m very excited to be involved in a great community art project – The Mesa Planter Project! This project pairs local artists with businesses on Main Street to design artsy, unique, upcycled planters in which to plant heat tolerant plants. I was paired with Desert Blossom, an awesome salon & boutique. Here are some snapshots from their instagram feed to see the eclectic, colorful vibe of the items items they sell.




(P.S. Desert Blossom is having a 50% off Labor Day Weekend SALE and are located 146 W. Main St Mesa, AZ 85201).

I picked up this metal cart beauty for the base of the shop planter! One of the requirements was to have the planter on wheels. My friend Amanda is an amazing treasure hunter and found this sweet cart and I snatched it right up.h Tank you Amanda! You can check out more of Amanda’s finds at A Flippin’ Disaster on Facebook.




I’m excited to get down to work on the base. The colors I am thinking of incorporating are yellow, white, turquoise and green. Those seem like they work well with the style and colors of their boutique. Here are some idea sketches I’ve been working on to help me figure out how I want to develop the planter.




Save the date September 19th for the reveal in Downtown Mesa during Flash Park Friday! I’m really excited to see all the amazing, creative planters the other artists in the project make. Check out the details below.