Daily Archives: March 16, 2013

scenes from a saturday

This morning I broke out some things I haven’t used in quite awhile.  Years and years ago I used to paint a lot of murals – in schools and in homes – but it’s been a good long time since I’ve done it.  Once the key components were in place (coffee and snacks, tunes on the phone, pencils, erasers, paint and brushes) I was ready to go.
An hour later I was painting the first coat…
…then finishing up the second.  This is the school logo for F’s school, and it’s painted just inside the front door.  It’s not perfect, for sure, but it does brighten the entryway up a bit.  Maybe one day I’ll break out an overhead projector, but it’s nice to revert back to the pencil and the step-back-and-eye-squint technique of my old days.  These days most of my creativity is confined to a computer screen.  A Saturday morning with a tiny paint brush is a nice change of pace.