Our basement needs work to say the least. We started on it right after we bought the house last summer. There was wood paneling and blue carpet. We got to ripping apart the paneling and painting the walls a blue. The carpet however is a project in waiting. We decided to wait to change until late spring. It’s a few shades of blue but….the owners were older and very clean and had no pets or kids so it’s in great shape, I just wish they’d updated it like they did the upstairs. Anyway, we are still in the middle of a reno project downstairs. It’s a very large area that can be separated in two different living spaces which is exactly what I have done. One side is our media room with a large big screen for movies and the other is the girl’s homework station and play area, not to mention our little library ( we love books!) the wall has a ledge in the middle so it splits the wall up. I decided to paint a bright and cheerful mural on the top half instead of doing traditional pictures or mirrors. I wanted something fun and colorful for the girls to enjoy. I really had no plan in mind, I kind of just went with it. I painted murals of the beach and mermaids when I was a teenager on my bedroom walls and told myself when I bought a house I was going to put a mural on a wall, and so I did. I went with an abstract look because let me tell you the walls downstairs are soooooooooooooooooooo textured and I really mean every single one of those o’s in so, that it was really hard to paint and get clean lines. After like stage 10 of the mural, I finally put the paint brush down and told myself it was done. I have always loved painting. I had many of my pieces in art shows in school. I’m a little rusty because I’m the type of artist who can only make something beautiful if I’m inspired. It can take months to years before I ever paint or draw again and if I’m not inspired it will end up looking really bad. I guess I’m a moody artist, I usually paint when I’m stressed or bothered or need time to just calm my mind, this helps tremendously. It is like a form of meditation/ therapy for me not that I’m some crazy woman, I just have a mind that never quiets. Art, especially painting has always calmed my loud mind it allows me to focus on nothing but the creative experience and the music I play which always tends to be slow and melodic. LOL, Oh boy…..Anyway here’s the finished wall. I can’t wait to show you the entire room when it all gets put together. This mural may make more since to the skeptics but for now here is our cheerful wall…..
what I started with….
Hmmm….I was going to stop here but decided I needed flowers, because I’ve always loved paintings of flowers.
Round 3: Still wasn’t feeling it. My oldest told me I needed more greens and yellow’s in the background.