Thursday, March 20, 2008

Coca Cola Polar Bears Mural I did for my sons.....

I just thought of something I could share with all of you as a blog entry....
As we prepare our home to sell, it saddens me to leave behind this mural that I painted for my sons' room when we first moved here. I loved painting this room for my boys in our house 5 years ago. I still am not tired of it and really hate to leave it behind.

I refused to let my husband paint it beige like everything else in the house he is slapping beige paint on. LOL. I am hoping that perhaps some child (or an adult like me who will never grow up! LOL) will come here and fall in love with it, like my boys once did as they shared it with their friends.

I loved the Coca-Cola polar bears and thought it was something that could carry them through to their older years. It took me 8 days to paint this mural. I combined the bears from several posters into one big mural that takes up the entire wall.

The moon and the stars and the Northern Lights in the sky all glow in the dark at night. All day long the paint that glows (I used glow in the dark puffy paint), picks up the sunshine from the window and at night it comes to life! The outlines of the bears, the outlines of their bottles and the tops of the mountains as well as the shimmer in the water and the edges of the ice all also glow in the dark.

I wish I could take it with me! Someone said we could cut out the drywall and take it with us...but I doubt my dear hubby would care very much to do that! I guess that's the problem with painting murals...there's no way to save them but to share them in photos. So that is what I am doing here...sharing them with all of you. Pull up a coke and enjoy!

Poor Neglected Blog & Drowning in the Chaos!

I started out with such wonderful hopes and intentions of keeping this blog going and up to date. I enjoyed sharing life with everyone. I especially enjoyed sharing cards. I have been making some cards, but haven't had time to share them or post them to the computer or photograph them for that matter!
I hope to get some of the swap cards I have created over the past few weeks posted soon. It's been taking a very long time to recover from the chaos left in the wake of my surgery.
We are readying our home to sell and cleaning up rooms and painting. (not me painting! I do murals not big brushes. LOL). I feel like I am drowning in the clutter I have created from my craft items and such. Just like the cartoon on the left! That's me and my stuff all over the house! My poor hubby is trying to pack things away and I am the total packrat! God bless him as he tries to get us to downsize. What a monumental task that is! I am helping when I am physically able.
Plus I had lots of calligraphy to catch up on during my recovery time. I had 6 orders when I went into the hospital (more than I ever have of course!) So I have spent the past few weeks catching up on calligraphy and swaps, while helping dear hubby and dealing with flare ups of my RSD. Needless to say, it's been slow moving for me.
Here is another great cartoon which describes me to a "T" as well....

Sadly the blog had to be pretty much last on my list as I only had enough energy to complete the "necessary" tasks with deadlines. Then I would become sleepy from just doing those things. So.... here we are... a whole month later! I can't believe it's been that long since I posted. So though there are no new cards, there will be soon. And though I haven't posted, I still care about anyone who is still out there listening! HELLLOOOooooo to you all and hugs and love across the miles. See you soon with some cards!