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« on: July 17, 2012 05:37:55 AM »

My son is at my brother-and-sister-in-laws' house this week looking after their wee ones as their childcare is on summer vacation. My husband and I decided to do a 'while you were out' in his bedroom and give it a teenage 'overhaul' as he turns 13 next week. My son is a provincial champ in wrestling and holds a lot of medals for jiu jitsu as well. He is a huge fight fan, so we have chosen to use that as our theme. He needed art work in his room and I had contemplated murals (I love doing murals) but when you move, the murals stay (this has happened to us before and my other son was devastated to leave his knight's castle behind) so I decided to do a large painting on canvas (around 2.5x3') so that he can take it with him when and if we move again.

I'm not exactly one for portraiture. It's not my strength as I paint better what's in my imagination than what I see in front of me, but I'm kind of happy with how this turned out. I know it's not Georges St. Pierre's perfect likeness, but I think I didn't do a terrible job lol

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012 07:37:23 AM »

I love your painting! I'm sure your son is going to flip when he sees what you've done to his room Smiley My parents managed to give me two room makeovers when I was a kid away at camp and it was seriously the greatest thing ever.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012 07:54:28 AM »

I don't know who the fighter is, but the painting is amazing! Yor son is going to love it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012 08:04:52 AM »

Thank you, guys! I am pretty proud of it. As I said, capturing likeness isn't something I'm particularly good at. I wish I had gone to school for art and then I could have learned all the dang tricks! lol. But I am pretty proud of this regardless.

As for the room - I am super pumped about it. I'm even going to hide a video camera to capture his reaction. I can't wait! I will post pics in the interior decorating section of the before and after once I'm done.

I hope that he feels super special!

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012 01:23:41 PM »

Aww, he'll be thrilled!  You'll have to post before and after photos in Home Sweet Home when you're done with the room.

« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012 03:09:17 PM »

Thank you! I will  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012 05:58:36 AM »

I love your art work, you have inspired me more than you realize, I was disappointed when you didn't sign up again for atc's, for I never got one of your cards. Wink
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012 10:12:22 AM »

That is so nice of you to say jennden! I will likely become active on the ATC board again come September. Summers are just too crazy!

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