I moved from a cubical to an actual office (with a door and everything) *upgrade!* There were holes left in the wall from the removal of a piece of furniture. 4 really big holes and I just had to cover them up. This was my solution. Friend at work (hence forth known as “The Bass Player”) went with me to hobby lobby. We got a big sheet of foam display board ($8.00) and I had craft paint in several shades of blue-so…I went back to my office and painted “The Kenyan Sky” The Bass Player spent a good bit of time helping me frame it in a frame that once held a fantastic picture of some fox hounds double matted in burgandy and navy blue.(circa early 1990s) I later printed a photo of an acacia tree taken in The Great Rift Valley-Kenya.
I don’t just paint canvases-I really love to paint walls. As in with a roller pan and a cut in brush- It’s therapeutic for me. An opportunity came up to paint stripes on the walls of a little girl’s bedroom. This proved to be a big stressor-no kidding. When creating for someone else there is naturally pressure. But YIKES-STRIPES! The measurements didn’t seem right and the blue painter’s tape reeked havoc on my eyes- I recruited help and we became ill and frustrated…The end result was A.Mazing. And all that pressure caused me to leave at the end of the work day and paint something for fun. The cupcake is one of the things I painted for fun. That week. I gave it to the little princess for her “sweet dreams” bedroom with lavender and white stripes. If you are interested in painting stripes on a wall, good luck to you. Don't ask me to help- I still have a stripe job on hold for one friend's bathroom-SINCE MARCH! I just can't bring myself to start that again.