On Thursday, Kriste, Katie and I all worked together to finish up the second 9 x 20′ mural backdrop for Lucketts.
I painted a second coat on the lettering and Kriste added the grommets on the sides, top and bottom, which we’ll use to tie it to the tent poles. (Someone asked how we’re going hang it and that’s how!)
And all three of us worked together to add the finishing touches. Well, we got a little over ambitious and added a farmhouse, cows, and sheep, so if you can call those “finishing touches”…
Katie “sketched” out the placement of the farmhouse and I finished painting it. Kriste added the little calico cat at the back step. We just couldn’t resist.
Kriste also painted the sheep and I painted the little tree to give them some shade. One of our readers suggested adding a black sheep and I loved that idea. He’s a black sheep in a good way, though. And I love the mom and baby pair.
Katie whipped out the cows and haystack pretty quickly. She’s just amazing, but she has pretty limited time with us, so after she left, I picked up where she left off (which was a little intimidating!)
I got into it, though, and I couldn’t help customizing one of the cows. Does anyone recognize this one?
It’s Gwendolyn from my family room!
Well, she’s a little tribute to Gwendolyn, anyway.
We talked about adding Eulalie, too, but I wasn’t brave enough to do that! Eulalie is in a league of her own.
I did get a little lost in the mural, though. When I finished, I started rattling off a list of things I was going to work on before the end of the day, including upholster two chairs and an ottoman, make a bedskirt and photograph the industrial cart we made over. I hadn’t even had lunch, so I figured it was around 1:00 or so.
Kriste pointed out that it was 3:15 (and we usually leave at 4:00.)
“Oh my goodness! What in the world happened to today?!”
It’s a good day when time flies that quickly.
I did some work this morning and then I finally took some time to get my hair cut. I usually don’t work in the studio on Saturdays, but my mom and I are going to take a few hours tomorrow to work on the things I didn’t get finished on Thursday and to get a head start on all of the packing. A few of you asked about that and it is pretty much just like moving. I’ll do a post about the process for those who are interested!
Lucketts is just two weeks from today…