So this was todays to-do list and i think I did pretty good in knocking off the list. Our dog walk was particularly uneventful right up until the end when the giant monster truck decided to drive past us without Lucy’s permission and she decided it needed disciplining…dogs!
walk the dog
Get hair cut at 10 am
- check out thrift store
get wood for other garden gate Mom is building…take picture of other finished gate!
Continue painting mural and post another progress picture tomorrow
Take a picture of wall#2 that is being painted
While we didn’t get to the thrift store I did find this cool chair in the garbage.
Pardon the mess in behind the chair. WE are in mid construction lately and making this area look pretty is not a priority…yet!
So what I like about this chair is the swirly legs. We are not going to try and fix it to make it usable. The plan is to rip out the wreaked seat and put a planter in it and grow some flowers in it. Why do I keep adding jobs to my plate?
Anyway here is the progress on the mural today.
I am not 100% sold on the orange but I wanted a contrasting colour so I will live with it for a bit and see what it looks like when I add more colour. I always have to tell my students not to judge the work before you are further along but it is a tough thing to not fall into doing!
So planning is going well with mural number 2. Mom prepped the wall today and I had to sneak up to take her picture.
HUGE isn’t it!
Oh…this is what happens when Mom realizes I have just taken her picture without permission.
The last time I posted pictures of Mom I said “Mom I have like 3 people that regularly come to my blog…small beans” Then I got yelled at that evening when she looked and 93 people had visited! HA how was i suppose to know, the next day it was 2!!!
Any way we love our giant white wall. You see the silver top to it? That is the neighbours garage and it is an eyesore!! We have been trying and debating on how to disguise that darn thing for three years. Once the mural is painted you will barely notice the darn thing!
So tomorrow I will be posting more progress pictures with Mural #1 and I have to finish the touch ups on the gate so I can take a nice picture and post that. I am going to try to spend more than an hour painting but I have delicate lily white northern skin and I keep forgetting the sun block and you can guess what’s happening. And I don’t like being called a red-neck cause I live in the north. Heck I have never even been on a farm!
So despite slightly chilly temps I went outside and started working on the mural in the dog run. I had a brilliant idea today and remembered a great source for free paint. Our local bottle depot has a recycled paint section and you can go in and drop of or PICK UP paint for FREE. So I went and got every colour that I was slightly interested in so that I did not have to use up all my expensive “Fine Art” paints on a 7 by 12 foot mural. Plus my little containers of paint are no where big enough to paint such a large mural…did you notice the title of this post…Mural # 1. More on that below
So here is what I got accomplished this evening
So plans for tomorrow are
- walk the dog
- Get hair cut at 10 am
- check out thrift store
- get wood for other garden gate Mom is building…take picture of other finished gate!
- Continue painting mural and post another progress picture tomorrow
- Take a picture of wall#2 that is being painted
So my neighbour took down a section of fencing and built a addition to his garage right on the property line. Normally neighbours would FREAK but we are awesome and so it as an opportunity. So the new plywood wall is 8 feet high and …wait for it 30 feet long!! eeekkkk. I have actually never painted an actual picture on something that big before but and super excited for the process.
I will make mom pose tomorrow so you can see what it looks like.