Ok, so I’m not going to sit here and say that the mermaid obsession is an “all Natalie” thing. It started with her being curious about one she saw in a store, followed by Disney influences, then her halloween costume and when we were in Hawaii, she managed to weasel her way into owning 5 handmade cotton mermaid dolls, which at that point is when I think I took the obsession over. I loved the mermaids she got in Hawaii, they are beautiful.
Seeing as when we moved to Half Moon Bay I let her Japanese-Cherry-Blossom Nursery theme fade away, I began thinking about what I would change her room into if her & I were to redecorate. Mermaids seemed like a natural fit, not to mention I like the hard-to-find and more original design themes.
I also love mural painting, tho I do not claim to be professional in any sort. I painted a lot of murals in the house I lived in in college, and seeing as this new house had a lot of blank white walls, it was only a matter of time before ONE of the walls got marked up by me. I figured Natalie’s room would be most appropriate this time around, so #68 (Paint a mural on Natalie’s bedroom wall) made the list.
Does anyone find it amusing that Blake’s only request (and criticism) was that she be more anatomically incorrect? I guess I should have known that drawing a half naked woman on Natalie’s wall would illicit inappropriate commentary….
I’m not convinced I like her face. It might be better off if I draw her with eyes closed. But I like that I can add to this mural over time, if I wanted. This took about a week, with an hour or so dedicated to it each evening. I also bedazzled her with stick on jewels, for fun. Natalie loves it so I am satisfied…. for now…. 🙂