It has been a while. I've been caught up in the new big-girl job, which, surprisingly, doesn't leave much for recreational blogging (imagine that). But yesterday, I stepped back in time to the glorious summer I just spent painting a mural in Bellevue, KY. The ArtWorks dedication of the mural was last night - treats, live music, and inspirational speeches by the mayor, the director of the Taft Museum, and our peeps from Artworks. The cricket and the dungeon master were my dates. The weather was GORGE. A sharp contrast to the conditions over the summer!
It was my first time seeing the mural without the scaffolding, and it was, well, awesome! It looked so much bigger than it seemed as we worked on it, bit by bit. I felt a wave of exhausted satisfaction, knowing that something I had a hand in creating would be existing, quite publicly, for decades. Decades! It was fun to point out the parts that I worked on, and the apprentices took particular joy in pointing out the fact that a bird pooed on the buckskin coat of my interpretation of Henry Farney's "The Song of the Talking Wire" (1904). One of the pitfalls of outdoor art...
Anyway, here are some pics:
What a trip! I can't think of a better way to spend a summer :)