I have a bad habit of painting on walls. That combined with my fear of empty spaces makes for some impulsive mural making. Last Thursday, I took to adding some folk flowers to the cottage walls. I borrowed motifs from a vintage folk music book that was left in the cottage and a Rifle Paper Co. Folk Calendar. To further satiate my fix, the kids and I participated in an event at friend and artist, Sarah Johnson's house in Elmhurst, IL. Sarah and her family are moving soon to a new home, and the city is demolishing their current house. She invited friends, family, and artists to participate in making art on the walls, ceilings, and floors as a means to ultimately celebrate their home along with a couple of birthdays. A nautical theme was promptly adhered to as a nod to the pisces birthday girls. Abe, Penelope, and I filled in the space below the front windows. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we discussed plans for more collaborative murals. Beware blank spaces! I fear for you voids! Our brushes and paint are coming for you!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.