Arting for 365 Day 286: MAX, Painted Wall Letters

Three 18" x 13" acrylic on wooden letters

Three 18″ x 13″ acrylic on wooden letters

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Another friend, another baby, another project!

Some wonderful friends of ours were hoping I’d be able to paint a mural for them in their baby-to-come’s new room, but because they are renting their place, it wasn’t possible. Instead, they came up with the great idea of buying letters for me to paint.

They gave me free reign as to the direction I could take, which is always fun! After looking at the theme of the room, which is adorable African animals with a variety of sports balls, I came up with this. The imagery is definitely a bit older than the rest of the room’s decor, but I’m thinking this means he’ll be able to grow up with them a bit.

I’m hoping they’ll like them as much as I enjoyed making them.

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Arting for 365 Day 235: Fun Owl Mural

Day 235 Wall 1 with Floor

Goal: To create one piece of work each day for 365 consecutive days

Some friends of ours are due to have a baby in about a week. So over the last few days I whipped up a mural for them. They’ve decided on an owl theme and have lots of fun owl accessories that I drew inspiration from to create these guys. Initially I had planned to incorporate more design within the owls, but because there is quite a bit of fun stuff already going on in the room, I decided to keep them a bit less busy and more simple.

I started by using samples of regular wall paint. But by the time today rolled around, I realized using my own acrylics gave me far better results in the color department AND they dried much more quickly.

I’m happy with the whimsical result and I’m hoping they are too!