Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mural Painting at Storage Village!!

This past Sunday, I got the opportunity to paint my first mural!!! It was a really great, frustrating, and fun learning experience. It was frustrating only because of all those darn ripples on the door lol. I knew those were going to be there beforehand, but they annoyed me more than I thought they would. Also, it was my first time painting something so big, but I know now I have to do more homework beforehand...stencil some things out, etc. I didn't finish it, but I think I stopped it at a good place where it looks finished enough lol. There were supposed to be hands reaching up from the bottom and some more stuff. My theme was "Reach for the Stars"...and I realize now that I didn't take a picture of it after adding the stars. Overall, It was a great learning experience and I'm glad I got the opportunity to do it. Random...but I got really hungry at one point while painting this, and I was one stroke away from painting the word "PEACH" instead of "PEACE". I snapped out of it right in time lol. I would've just went home if I did that.

The mural painting took place at Storage Village in Bethesda, MD. There were seven artists out there, including myself. Our murals were to be inspired by positive messages regarding the community. Here are some pictures of the other doors...

The man to my right, Jay Hudson, was doing graffiti (the one with the big heart above) and I was definitely inspired to learn how to do it myself. Using spray paint is definitely a win when it comes to doing art in a larger space...especially one with non-smooth surfaces. I was envious of his speed lol. The other graffiti artist, Eric Ricks, did the three hands with the plant. He showed me some of the other murals he has done and they're AWESOME! I plan on learning a thing or three from him. I already picked out my beginners kit and now I have to find a surface I can spray on lol.

Stay Inspired.


  1. Your mural came out beautifully; it definitely doesn't look unfinished to me.

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    1. As you've probably noticed by now, I haven't been here in a while lol. I believe they are. They wanted them to be a permanent "exhibit".