On Friday, it was Day Three of the Jungle Themed bathroom. It was a lot more enjoyable than the previous two, (Day 1 and Day 2) because I got to start adding the fun stuff. Finally, Mr. Flamingo made his appearance.
Once I had the flamingo in place, I had to beef up the greenery around his legs....and fix a problem with the palm leaf that is behind him. (You can compare it to Friday's Post if you want.) I had painted it a darker green, which made it appear to be right underneath him, like he was sitting on it. Ooh, not cool. By re-painting it the light background leaf color (the underpainting color) the leaf "receded" to the background and now helps to connect him to the foliage below. Crisis avoided.
Next came the frog. We were going to do a lizard, but I found some great reference material for a pink frog and decided to do him instead. I added some more random leaves and shadows around him and I think he looks pretty cute!
For a frog.
Next came a parrot near the sinks. Fortunately, the shower curtain fabric has some great parrots on it and it was easy to copy one onto the wall. This is the first wall you notice when you enter the bathroom, so we wanted to put something colorful and pretty on it.
Parrots always seem a little shifty to me...maybe it's their eyeballs.
On the palm tree, I added a couple of hibiscus flowers and filled in the shadows under the foliage to give it some weight. Today I will attempt to put a monkey and some coconuts in the top of the tree, and another monkey above the froggy, on the hanging vine. Pray for me....I'm gonna need it!
Today's Small Thing is to manage the "jungle" in your house....the flora and fauna that decorate the inside and outside of your home.
Do your plants need watering? Why, do that today! How about some fertilizing or cutting back of gangley stems? I sure do need to deadhead the rosebushes out front....how about you? Use this as an excuse to get caught up on your houseplant/landscaping duties.
It's a jungle out there....make yours look beautiful today.
Song of the Day: The Bare Necessities, The Jungle Book