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!

3 comments:

Stampmouse said...

OMG thats gorgeous. you did a great job. I can see how you would be sad to leave it. I hope whomever gets the house next really appreacitates it. (even though its coke and not pepsi. lol)

Anonymous said...

I love it! I would definitely keep it if I was the buyer. Reminds of a the house we looked at before this one - a mother had painted a jungle scene on the walls of a room for her child. Though I have no child and in my mid-40s, I would have kept it if that house had been our final choice.

JAR said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this and am so sorry you have to leave it behind. It is just amazing and beautifully done! What talent you have!! I hope that someone will buy your house that loves it as much as you do!!