|Jake volunteered to help, and brought his friend Savanna along. In such a small space, it meant that except the ladder work over the staircase, there really wasn't much room for me to do anything. Dang.|
|We used the blues from three different rooms in the house, plus white, to do a Woolie blend. The finish was chosen to play down the rough old plaster, since having it skim coated wasn't in the budget at this time.|
|Fueled by doughnuts left for the volunteers, these two made pretty quick work of the staircase.|
I know I gave them a little taste of the freedom of becoming an artist, because one of the best things about this particular paint technique, is how it breaks all the rules one learns in school about painting. Not only did we gleefully color on the walls, we dipped our brushes in all the colors without rinsing between them, and we dripped like rusty gutters in a downpour. We splashed it all on the wall, and then we smooshed it around to see what it would do, which was never completely predictable. There will be plenty of controlled, educational lessons on the way to their creative careers, but I hope they will never forget to sometimes just relax and play and see what happens. Worked for me yesterday, once again. Thanks you two, for a really fine day.
You can check out my portfolio on my website at theartofthehome.com (Jake likes the Spidey room), and you can leave comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any really weird comments you read may be attributed to Savanna, who threatened to do her best spammer impersonations.