Monday, October 17, 2011
Paint Class and My Mural
It was really easy and really relaxing and fun.
So, after I got home, I was excited to start on my wall mural. The tree. I tried to pencil it on one other time, but the green wall is so dark, it was too hard to get my bearings when I backed up and looked at it from a distance.
So, hubby suggested I use chalk. It worked great!
We had to move the table and I had to go back and forth to see it all together.
The roots took me forever to get right. The trunk started straight, then leaned and the roots were all over the place!
And one of the limbs I couldn't get right to save my life. I finally stretched it up and out and it looked right and even. I wanted the weight of the branches fairly even. I mean real trees aren't even, but real trees don't have curly branches. So, I have a lot of wiggle room, but I wanted it to feel right.
Then, on Sunday I went back to JoAnn's to get more paint. Their Delta Ceramcoat, which my grandma swears by was on sale and I got a whole lot of colors for $.97. SCORE.
But it's my tree and will be as real or as whimsical as I'd like. So, I can't go wrong. :)
The girl had her friends over to play in the afternoon when I was working on it and they were all, "Oh, wow!" And I heard her tell them as they walked to her room, "Yeah, my mom's cool, she's an artist."
There's nothing like approval from your kids.
I mean... *sigh* It felt great.
And hubby loved it too, he was at work yesterday, so when he got home at 7am, frozen off the motorcycle. Who in their right mind would ride a motorcycle on a 39 degree morning.
He said he was really impressed. As he kissed me with icy cold lips.