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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Here's the final product. The sea creatures are all wall stickers, I can't take credit for them. We have seahorses and shells coming in the mail still. (In case you were wondering, the A in the corner is his easel.) The headboard of the bed is the back of his old crib. I'm so pleased with how everything came out. I keep going in there and just looking around! (Sorry for the slight fuzziness...the pictures are clear when printed, and on my computer, I just can't seem to get the size right on here to make them clear. If you click on the picture, you can see more detail.)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Finished Walls

I'm very pleased with how the seaweed came out. I don't have a good detail shot, but there are highlights and shadows on the leaves. I did two of them, in roughly opposite corners. I didn't want to overwhelm the room with them, especially as we'll be adding the wall stickers Sunday. I also included a detail shot of the spongework for the water and sand. Water was done with a sponge and colorwashing, sand was straight sponging on.

Doing the Jailhouse Rock

Sorry for the poorer quality on this one, it's linked from Shutterfly instead of my computer directly.

Baby Crash

To be this flexible....

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sand Base

No pictures tonight, because I forgot to do it before Daniel went to bed, but I finished the water and started on the sand. I have the light tan base coat on, and am wondering if I need to do a second coat tomorrow. I hope not, I'd really rather start doing the sponging of the darker tan. We'll see what daylight brings.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Kittyroy Was Here

Watery Waves

I painted a light blue on all the walls yesterday. (Daniel "helped" once by rolling paint onto the wall while I was nursing Nick and Doug was distracted.) Today I started the water. I used 3 different shades of blue, mixed them with glaze, and then used a damp sponge to layer wavy lines. I'll do the rest of the room tomorrow, when Daniel goes to grandpa's house.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Daniel's room

Ever since the time back in, oh, December I think, when I mistakenly said to Daniel we needed to paint his room, he's been begging me to paint it NOW. The time has finally come. I have this next full week off of school, and have already started painting.

We're doing an ocean theme. So far, the walls are light blue. I'm going to do a colorwash tomorrow with other blues. The next day, I'm going to add a sandy bottom by reusing the light tan from Nick's room and sponging the darker tan from our living room over that. Then I'll add some seaweed.

Once that is all dry, I got these awesome wall stickers to put around the room. http://www.create-a-mural.citymax.com/page/page/2827304.htm I'll try to post pics when I can!


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Friday, April 04, 2008

Samurai Sudoku

If you like Sudoku, and feel like frying your gray matter, try this.