My first Wall Mural…

This past week I painted my first “Wall Mural” for a new Salt Spa here in Hendersonville. There was much more to it than I thought and I sure learned a lot!~ Mostly how much I don’t know! ~ That’s okay though…I love learning. I tried to stay true to the photo choice and colors that my client wanted. The wall space was 7-1/2′ x 12′. My husband was such a help to me lugging in all the supplies I needed and even brought me food (and chocolate!) and encouraged me the whole way! He truly is the hero in this story. It took a total of 3 days (not counting the night before setting up/graphing and sketching it out). All in all I believe the clients are pleased and when the door is opened to show the room, people sense they are in a special place. That really is my reward. 🙂

preliminary-painting-by-becky-bishop

Preliminary Painting in process…

mural-in-progress

After it is sketched and taped off…the painting process begins…

supplies

Lots of supplies needed…and paint!

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 ~ The finished mural ~

“Happy” – Vietnam Veteran 

“Happy” (Earl Gray) shakes the hand of a grateful passerby in downtown Asheville. He was the unofficial “keeper of the wall” ~ (the famous ‘Before I Die’ giant chalkboard), where people would write what they wanted to do before they pass. “Happy” passed away this past month. RIP -You will be missed.

Fragile or broken?…

Walking along a path this past week- I saw this. It described exactly how I’d been feeling lately. I realized in that moment that my deep life’s mission is to help other hurting women. Oswald Chambers said it beautifully…”Mans dust is his glory…not his shame”. Rest in the one who created you. He will cover you with his feathers.💗