Sunday, February 19, 2023

From Blank to Beautiful

We are now approaching an entire year in our new house, and we are feeling more and more "at home" here. "At home" means that it has things unique to Mike and me, particularly things we've created or built. Some of the examples of those unusual things at our old abode were bathroom walls I painted creating a bamboo garden or the bedroom painted in Egyptian tomb colors. Mike built a privacy fence using a Japanese design and so much more that made our home ours.

So this week was the start of really personalizing this new home and here's what happened:

My good friend Ruth Armitage arrived and . . .

We drew on the wall.

And began applying paint.

At the end of the 2nd day, this beautiful mural was complete.

As if that wasn't enough to ask of a good friend, Ruth tackled a little skinny piece of wall ending separating the home entrance from the kitchen. The white mini-wall had bothered me, but now I love the art it holds.

World's Skinniest Mural

Ruth Armitage with her creation!

What the world needs now,
Is love, sweet love,
It's the only thing that there's just too little of.
What the world needs now,
Is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.    
Burt Bacharach.