My first reaction...hmmmmmm, how would I do that?!!? Then, well, my motto for most things came into play.
"Either I will find a way, or I will make one." Philip Sidney
Not completely new territory, but new enough to make my mind take off on an interesting journey of preparation.
In the end, just jump in, it's only paint.
The process The final result
All in all, it was a great project, I had a blast. I'm sure I'll want to tweak it, but I'm happy for now.
This was a special project for many reasons...not only was I asked to paint a room for a young boy that will arrive in June of this year, it's for my cousin's first born baby boy. :) As I was painting, I was able to contemplate how amazing it is that my artwork was asked to be one of his first introductions to art! This will be his nursery, so he'll spend many hours falling asleep to the wild and crazy colors that adorn his walls.
Think of all of the "firsts" that will have this mural as a backdrop?! How amazing to be part of that!
There is something magical that happens when I'm able to paint while contemplating people and life experiences. The process feels grand...I feel connected to them, as if I'm not painting alone. The richness and depth is unparalleled.
Thank you Kody, Joe and Baby X for letting me be a part of this exciting occasion!