My first foray into big scale illustration was in the nursery at the church we attended at the time. Walls in Sunday School rooms and nurseries have always been under utilized spaces to me. Children are left in the care of adults that they may or may not know each week. Sometimes they are scared. Often times they get bored. Having larger than life pictures to talk about and relate to has always seemed like a great way to begin a nursery stay.
One of the mini-malls where we rented asked me to paint the surround on their check out counter.
The last walls I painted were for a co-worker's wife after I'd quit crafting and had gotten a "REAL" job. It was in a power room which was literally too small for me to get far enough away to take a picture of both sides of the toilet at one time.
Sorry about the poor quality of the photos. I had to scan snapshots I made, as all of these paintings were done in the pre-digital age.
Hope I'm not boring you with these reminiscents of my past crafty days. I've enjoyed being off work so much, because I've gotten to get back to my creative roots. I feel comfortable, capable and efficient here in ways which I will never feel in the "REAL" working world. There, I always feel like a fish out of water.
But, reality is that I must get another job. I've written this post while waiting on the phone to ring for a phone interview which was set up a week ago....It's been an hour since the time for our appointment...obviously I've been stood up.