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Mural Update - Out of Time

Spooky's birthday party is drawing nigh, and my sister Dragon's house isn't all decorated yet. To say nothing of the fact that making half of a bedroom a painting zone for a month does nothing positive for a person's ability to make a bedroom presentable.  Spooky's second attempt at doing windows is much better than the first one (which I somehow neglected to photograph).

Spooky is quite talented, really.  But she's only worked in pencils, pen, and/or photoshop, not with paintbrushes.  And the techniques are definitely different.  One of these days, if she wants, I'll refer you to her Deviant Art page.

So, while she did that and I worked on a different house, my sister Dragon added more branches to the big tree--the low branches; she was tired enough to not want to paint standing on a ladder or chair.  And I admit, I am in favor of not having my sister fall down and break her neck!

The next morning, I finally got to doing the proper detail work on the pine tree, and (while Spooky went to an interview that I can hopefully brag about later) then on a whim, added some moss to the big tree. 

I do like how the tree looks in this photo, like it's tip-toeing through the sky.  But leaving it that way wasn't in the plan. 

So, while I worked on finishing the hill behind the houses, Dragon added grass under the tree, and we talked.  One of her lawyer-friends, on seeing my picture, said, "That's you!"  There's definitely a family resemblance, though her hair is shorter.  Another friend was dismayed that she didn't go to him and get canvasses to put on the walls, rather than painting on the plaster, so the mural could be preserved forever.

It's getting late as I type this, and I do have to go to work early in the morning, so I think I'll leave you with the detail of the hill behind the houses, and leave the rest for tomorrow's post.


In other news, I was going to remind everyone that the next Muse Fusion is tomorrow, but Ellen's computer got sick recently (dang viruses), and the resulting work to get rid of the infection and get her tiny computer empire running smoothly again has left her pretty wiped out. Since one of her rewards for all the work she does is to be able to interact with readers and write stuff people asked to read, I was all for delaying the Muse Fusion until Sunday when she suggested doing so. Besides, I'm back working full time (it was a girl), so Sunday works much better for me!

So, Muse Fusion on Sunday! I hope to see you there!

And another update is here.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
Wow. The detail on that mural is stunning!
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
That's definitely picking up spiffiness.
Oct. 20th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! It does make me wish I was faster, though. I want a lot more of it to be as spiffy as the best parts, already.
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Looking good! I really like the bare tree and the clouds behind it.
Oct. 20th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)

Will you be at the Muse Fusion?
Oct. 20th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
A lot of it overlaps with social obligations and/or class, but I hope to drop in at least for a bit.
Oct. 20th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Too bad about the overlap. But


It'll be great to see you there.
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