My sweet sister-in-law, Betty Orr, who happens to be a great teacher at this very same school, connected me with her Principle who had mentioned that he was interested in having an artist come to paint a mural for the kids. After viewing my website (praise to the power of this helpful artist's tool) and a few meetings and one rough sketch later, we were off to a good plan to begin this project! Thank you, Betty!
With every project there is a learning curve, and this one was no exception. The school was to provide a scaffold, which they were happy to do as they possessed a "lift", which I thought was more like one of those moving cherry pickers that go beep, beep as you drive the machine. I have used these on numerous other projects, but alas, this was not the case. I am certain this was the smallest space I have ever worked from for one of the largest murals I have ever painted. Quite and undertaking, but doable.
What I enjoyed most of all was doing this mural for children. It was such fun to come up with the idea/theme, along with the colors and patterns to create an overall and hopefully enjoyable piece for the students to gaze upon while they fill their hungry bodies with lunch goodies. I have to admit, when I was first up there to sketch the image, I did find what looked to be dried food particles on the wall. Seems children will be children, and food can go a long way when flung high into the air.