Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Bringing a Little Bit of the Outdoors Inside

Princess Janie asked me to come over with my paint buckets. She wanted to brighten up her front door. She has a fabulous little front yard, all green and yummy with this-and-that plants vining all over the place beneath the fat and jagged leaves of a magnficent maple tree. Why not bring a little bit of that flavor inside to remind her of the green and lovely outdoors this winter when she's staring out at bare branches and snow drifts??

We always set sail with a pencil because yes, Sharpies really, truly are permanent.

That's about right for a start.
She primed the door first so it was ready to take the acrylic paint.

With a nod to her Eastern Iowa farm childhood we couldn't call it a completed work of
art until we added some fields and a few content cows wandering around in the pasture.

Our rendition of the Purple Cone Flower, another Midwest favorite.

With a few special details added for the neighbors, she'll tidy up a bit with some
 leftover primer, seal it up with a nice UV-protective poly and she's finished. 

Thanks Princess Janie, that was great fun!!!!!!!!!



Turtles In North Dakota said...

Soooooo beautiful! You are so talented......

Debbie said...

It's great fun having brave friends who let you slap a little paint around on their doors and walls!!! How are things up there, drying out????? Do you still have extra roommates while the waters recede??