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« on: December 03, 2011 04:22:29 PM »

Six months ago my babysitter, a 16 year old young man, asked me if we could work out a trade. He would give me a full month of babysitting my 5 kids in trade for me painting a mural on his sister's bedroom wall. She is on a mission for our church in Chile, and is expected to return in January.
 I thought that this would be a fair trade, and I love painting, so, I agreed. Little did I know,
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that the mural he wanted me to paint was on the entire wall. All 8.5' x 14' of it. I got to work right away making some drawings on freezer paper. The characters would be three feet high.

 I had planned to also do a large tree, and when I got there to begin transferring the images to the wall, he told me that he'd had a conversation with her and she said she preferred the temple.
 I hate drawing and painting architecture. I've done it before, on a smaller scale. And I hate using rullers and levels and such when I paint!
  He provided a 3 foot level and that did help, but at the end, I was just winging it. I worked four hours at a time, for six months off and on, on Saturdays, and finally finished this today. It took a  TON of paint.

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Next time someone asks me to paint them a mural, I'm going to have to ask how big, before going into negotiations. Lesson learned.
I am sooo glad it's finished in time for his sister to walk into her room for the first time in 18 months. I hope she likes it. He says she will.
I apologize for fuzzy pictures. It was rainy today.

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So what do you think? Will she like it?

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011 07:28:47 PM »

I do not know her, but I love it, and am now whistling Zelda Ocarina of Time songs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011 03:34:09 AM »

It's fantastic, you did a really good job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011 06:01:08 AM »

I love it and I am not a Zelda player! Cheesy

I do love how you have Link playing his flute. -ish type thing. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011 06:04:50 AM »

Awww I'm sure she will be beyond thrilled at having that on her wall! It's fabulous!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011 06:58:50 AM »

I love it and I am not a Zelda player! Cheesy

I do love how you have Link playing his flute. -ish type thing. Wink
The "flute. -ish thing you speak of it called an Ocarina! & it isn't link playing it, it's his childhood friend Saria! (but since your not a Zelda fan, I won't hold it against you... lol ) Wink



Great Job on the Mural!! My 3 yr. old daughter would be beyond thrilled if her room was painted like this!!! She is a wee bit Zelda obsessed! LOL You hit it right on the nose! This is beautifully done, well worth the 6 months it took to finish it!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011 07:24:55 AM »

The Ocarina! Thanks, I just could not remember the name.

I am not a player, but I have always been surrounded by them.  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011 07:29:01 AM »

I'm sure she will love it!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011 08:04:32 AM »

Thank you so much for your compliments. It's nice to wake up in the morning to so much kindness. I'm so glad it's finished. Now I can concentrate on presents for my kids!
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011 07:32:04 PM »

I bet she is totally going to love it when she gets home from her mission! My brother-in-law served in Chile Wink I hope you made him babysit extra for you due to all unexpected work you put in it!
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