Making a mural: Christmas 2007

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)January 4, 2008

DSIL worked hard at building a mural for baby Reed's room, with a bit of help from DD, DH and yours truly. Individual squares (216) made by many artists were glued to a 4x6 foot surface. Each square was cut from a booklet before being attached to the frame. When assembled, the whole becomes a picture of Noah's Ark. Each artist created an animal for the ark without knowing the outcome! All they began with was a piece of the main artist's background. Here's how it went (alternating progress with details):

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

'bug, how cool and colorful..were the artists known to your DD and DSIL ? Or did they just collect them over time ?

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 8:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Neat! Thanks for sharing GB. I'm curious about the process too. Is this from a 'kit' of some kind?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 7:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

The squares came in a book format and each picture had to be removed in order with an exacto knife. I believe they bought it at a fair of some sort. Personally I wouldn't have the patience required to complete it, but DSIL finished it in 2 days, including building the frame! He is considering buying a second "kit" and applying it directly to the wall rather than having the frame. We'll see. He begins his Stay-at-Home-Dad experience on Monday....

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 8:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What a beautiful idea on the artist's part and executed so well - I wonder if they colaborated on the color palette the way a quilter does?

I want one in my room....maybe a sunset?

I think the stay at home dad experience is a lot different from mom's because we care for alot of emotional needs where dad tends to plunder through and get all the physical stuff done (big generalization there). Not better either way, just different. Alot of times I come home to find all the machines in the house going at once as if there's been a marathon of cleaning, but everyone's hanging on my pant let wanting to talk about what happened at school today :)

I hope he enjoys his one on one time, I think he will :)


    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 9:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What a beautiful mural and I think it would be well worth the work. I'd love to know if this could be ordered some where.


    Bookmark   January 6, 2008 at 11:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What fun, it will surely give Reed something to look at.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 11:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

I am thinking..."what a great jigsaw puzzle that would make, LOL ! It's beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 6:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What groundcover would you mix with Helleborus?
I'd like to plant a new bed of hellebores, but I'm...
magpiepix 5b/6a
Names of these two plants?
Can someone help me with the names of these two bushes?...
NEWBIES: stay out of your garden
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5
Delft Blue Riding Hood penstemon?
When working in the front garden yesterday, I came...
woodyoak zone 5 Canada
Dieing Elephant Ear?
I bought a Black Magic elephant ear about 4 months...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™