Thank you, kind friends, for your well wishes yesterday. I am feeling better after getting some medicine and some rest! Today, I thought you might like to see my progress on the equestrian themed bedroom (the one that is replacing Cinderella, sniff).
The bathroom will house the tack: a saddle, bridle, blanket, bucket and brush. For now, I only have the painted wood wainscot done, for a "stable" effect:
I have DREADED doing the horse. I literally pulled up to the house and sat in the car and said to myself, "this is going to be a disaster." Such winning self talk. However, using a muralist "trick of the trade," I projected the exact image I wanted onto the wall so I could get at least the SHAPE of it right.
I forgot to take photos prior to the beginning stages of shading. This guy's eye looked evil for the longest time and I struggled to fix it. Note the invisible rider.
Also, something about the saddle is bugging me. It looks like a honey bun, and that will never do. I'll fix it today....and will attempt the girl rider. Have I mentioned that I don't EVER paint people? Too much room for error: flowers and foliage are sooo much easier because no one can tell if you mess up!
And, not that you care, but I think you do...I share a photo of my hair progress. Ya'll encouraged me in this folly to grow it out, but I have to admit it feels a little flat. Beth Moore says every southern woman believes that "the higher the hair, the closer to God," and I've bought into that for so long it's hard to let it go.
I think I need vol-yum on top. Just to be closer to God.
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