Thursday, July 24, 2008

Day 21 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Just need to add the months under each leaf, but so pleased with the look of these mini beasts. This one will be completed very soon... Watch this space for pics of the next wall in the Teenies Room. 'Animal Fayre'/Jungle theme.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 20 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Hello New York!!!

Looking good, can't wait to get outlining tommorrow...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 19 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Lovely! Mini Beasts starting to take shape... Very happy with how this one is turning out.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Day 18 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

The teenies room birthday chart. 'Mini Beast' theme. The childrens photographs will be placed on the leaf that corresponds to their birth month. Good progress made today, as the base yellow is a lighter tone than the other walls. The usual 2 x coats of white undercoat were not required.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 17 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Sleep Room, 'Twinkle Twinkle' wall completed...

'Hey Diddle Diddle' wall finished, with text...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 16 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Really, day 16 has been made up of two half day sessions. When, usually I would be working at Bedfords Park. It was quite important that I get the sleep room murals completed quickly, as cots were re-located to make room while the mural work was taking place. Have very nearly completed this room now. Just the addition of text for the two rhymes and I'm on to the next room.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Day 13/14 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Day 13 - Filled in the last bit of colour work and began to outline the characters etc. Kicking myself as I forgot to take a photo of the work before I went home. So this pic was taken about half way through day 14!

Day 14 - Finished the art work, just need to add the rhyme text above the cat. Here's the result.

Also started on the 2nd wall of the sleep room today, this one to illustrate 'Twinkle twinkle little star'. Keep watching the blog for progress on this mural.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Day 12 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Worked for around 5 hours today, filling in some more colour. It's all starting to come together quite nicely.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Day 10/11 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Day 10 - Spent half of today coating the baby room murals with a protective glaze, so that it could be wiped clean if necessary. The rest of the day was spent drawing up some rough designs for the next phase of the project taking place in the sleep room. Some cots have been re-located for the time that I'll be working there. My work at Bedfords park has had to be put on hold, whilst painting these murals. So that, I can get the work done a little quicker and the staff at the nursery can get the sleep room up and running again.

Day 11 - With the design worked out, I was able to get straight on with setting up the next mural. The 1st of two walls in the sleep room. An illustrative piece for the rhyme 'Hey diddle diddle'. Made some good progress today! Already started to fill in areas with colour.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Day 9 - Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Baby Room Birthday Chart Complete! Very happy with the finished result.
Keep watching this space for progress on the sleep room murals.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Work continues at Bedfords Park, completion of this long job remains a little way off. The mural still requires the addition of 2 or 3 more varieties of wild meadow flower, plus the introduction of a silver birch tree, meadow wildlife and minibeasts. Visitors to the centre often comment on my patience to be able to work on the piece. My reply is that I keep in mind the image of the finished job. But, to be honest. I think that the patience of centre managers Fay and Daniel is far greater. As is that of Maria, manager of Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries. Both clients are allowing me to work on their projects at the same time!