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Old 12-15-2007, 11:36 AM
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Re-visiting an old mural

A new family has moved into the house where I painted children's murals about 10 years ago, and they want another mural. I haven't been back there since the first ones were done, and I'd forgotten a lot about them. Got a few photos and some memories. I thought this was on my website, but some links aren't working, so I'll post them here if you don't mind....

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Old 12-15-2007, 12:29 PM
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Oh I just love the colors Ruth! This is just so beautiful!
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:50 PM
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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

Great that the new owners keeping the old murals - AND wanting ye to add to them....
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:15 PM
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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

Wow, they look like they're holding up fantastically over 10 years! That must feel great!

I particularly love the little access door you painted with the fairy, what a great idea for making that a fun element instead of a boring old access door!

Thanks for sharing, it's cool to see your stuff from a way back!

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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

its cool seeing older pieces, even cooler that your getting to add to them!
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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

All are wonderful. Especially like the rabbit scene. Murals stir the imagination and create questions about what is real and what is not. So, is the chest with the kitty and the daisies real, or did you start painting about a foot away from the wall and go up with the chest from the floor?
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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

Oh, Ruth - this is just beautiful. Charming. Enchanting.

What's the new one you'll do?

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:38 PM
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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

Thanks everyone! That's a real piece of furniture. The top part has doors that open, which are painted to look like windows with cat inside. There's a mouse on the outside window sill, you can't really see it in the photo. Below are drawers with plain round drawer pull handles which are painted to be part of the flowers. The homeowners had a carpenter build a piece to sit on the very top to look like a roof. The rest of the mural was based on that and painted around it to be the fairy house. The tree seen on the right in one of the photos actually goes onto the next wall and up onto the ceiling. They were going to hang a swing in that corner, but I don't think that ever happened.

The next one will be for a little boy just graduating from crib to real bed, and he likes wild animals. There will be zebras, giraffes, crocodiles, snakes and other ewwy stuff.

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The homeowners had a carpenter build a piece to sit on the very top to look like a roof.

The roof is what made we wonder about it.
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Re: Re-visiting an old mural

oh how cool - a room for a princess !
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