A Blank Canvas, My First Outdoor Mural

Three weeks ago today I started my first outdoor mural.  I have never drawn anything of this scale. And I have never painted on a brick wall. The owners of the building laid down the perfect red. And then the wall was mine. A blank canvas. For me to start. Sometimes a blank canvas stretches, pushes and pulls you to places you would never have known because you might have said “no.” I am glad I did not say “no.” I am glad I said “yes.”

A special thanks to all of the artists and friends who helped me prepare and talk through this project and of course, my dear friend, Jill, for inviting and commissioning me to paint on her wall.

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August 2023