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Bye bye Hippie Wall

I wanted to share something, for once, NOT clay related.

Many years ago, before I became addicted to Polymer Clay, I dabbled in various media. One of them was painting with acrylics. Many years ago…. I also dreamed of a new Hippie era, flowers in my long hair and wishing for a better world full of love and happiness.

As said, it was MANY years ago! AND it was a dream.

I painted a few canvasses with flowers and doodles (I am now beginning to see that my inclination towards bright colours is not recent!).

After the painting had sold, my son, then a young teenager told me he would love to have something similar on the “chimney” wall in his room.

So up I went… brushes, paint pots and marker pens at hand and plenty of courage to tackle that unusually large "canvas" that was the chimney.

It took me forever and it was not as easy as it looked on paper. You can move paper around, you can shift your position. When you have a painting on an easel, you can angle it, lower it, move it around, turn it upside down. BUT you can’t do that with a wall!

Eventually, I finished it. Cut out some Simpsons figures in paper which were dotted all over the room and sloping ceiling and dear son was happy.

This week, the painting will be no more. My elderly Mum has been living with us for several years now and her eyesight is deteriorating so we're changing this room to a lighter colour scheme, including the chimney. I'll miss this wall so much. Maybe I could do a door? 🤣.


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