14 February 2011

heartbreak in the form of semi-gloss ultra pure white interior.

This is the greatest thing I have created in years. The last time I remember being truly happy was working on this mural. It was a warm spring day. The windows and back door were wide open. I was drinking a bottle of sparkling rose wine I had been given from a wine rep at work. I had a pack of Camel Lights, and my friends, the Buffalo Killers, were playing on my computer. My clothes were covered in paint and I was on Cloud 9.













The designs were taken from this amazing book I got at the Chicago Public Library that inspired me more than most things have. I've always been really into Pennsylvania Dutch art, ever since my family stayed in a cabin in Lancaster, PA when I was a kid. I also loved how much these designs reminded me of my favorite textiles by Marimekko, like this one, Bottna:


Anyhow, today, I'm painting over this mural. I keep stopping to stare at it, as though my heart is breaking. I can't wait until I own my own walls to paint my heart onto.


6 comments:

  1. HOLY SHIT! I love that! You can paint a mural on any of my walls, any time.

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  2. Just let me know, lady! I'd love to do something fun in the girls' room!

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  3. ANYTIME! Seriously. You name it and you can come over and take a look. Also I put this post on Ohdeedoh

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  4. wow... gone? it's gone?
    that is/was so beautiful.

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  5. Thanks! I'm just now moving the last of my things out of the apartment. It feels so weird to walk in the door and not see it sprawled across the wall.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!

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