Wednesday, July 25, 2007

You Can't Take Them With You

I knew when I painted these murals that if we ever moved, we would miss them. And now we are. And we will. Especially the mural in Annie's room. I painted the whole mural the weekend of June 10th 2000 and Annie was born February 28 2001. That's 40 weeks exactly! I probably painted it the weekend she was conceived! I painted the moon and sun at her request when she was almost two. They are up above her dresser and bookshelf shining down on her while she slept and played.

The trees and birds painting above is supposed to be Billy and I as birds on a swing calling out to the universe for a baby to adopt. I painted Annie as the little hummingbird waiting in the tree. Can you see her?

Goodbye little house!


Krista said...

*sniff* such memories and sentiment you are leaving behind. those murals are stunning, i love the texture of the walls, too. oh, such beauty to let go of! but it's all for a great reason....

Cher Mere said...


Project Pink Suitcase said...

Ooohh, I love your wall painting!
Absolutely wonderful. It has a yummy children's book feel to it.
Yes, I would miss those paintings too. Well, now you will have fresh walls to paint more things.

mommymctracey said...

What a GLORIOUS mural!
Dreamy and fairy-like.
Ahhh...Annie sure is a lucky
girl to have such a talented
mama. Wish we were nieghbors!

Mariposa said...


Kate in NJ said...

Those murals are beautiful!
I can't wait to see what you paint on your new walls!