Earlier this week we posted one more sign of the American retail recovery, the expansion of the Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Times photographer Allen J. Schaben's shot of the brick wall at the checkout counter prompted us to ask Land of Nod creative director Danielle Kurtz about her painting process. Kurtz finished the design by herself in 15 hours. Our edited Q&A with Kurtz:
You started with a background coat of white?
We first had the wall painted a solid, very pale, mint green. I knew that was the color I wanted as the "grout," so we used that as our starting point.
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