9/24/11

paint by number

while max is away i decided to camp out up in his room and add a paint by number mural in his little art studio. i found 2 vintage paint by numbers that i loved...and plan on morphing the two (fingers crossed i can finish it before he gets home tomorrow). before max left i asked him if i were to paint something on his wall what would he like to dream it would be....he told me an old-timey football player with a curly mustache and beard down to his cleats. hmph! i'm going to try to fit that in somewhere...maybe hiding behind one of the birch trees? does that sounds a little terrifying?
so far my time alone has been amazing. i never got out of my pajamas yesterday. not once. i rearranged the living room 5 times and finally settled on putting everything back the way it was. i listened to my favorite songs on repeat and ate pizza and ice cream in bed over a good book and was asleep by 11. this morning i was up at 6 o'clock and took the longest shower of my life.
being alone is a real treat sometimes, but i can tell you...nothing is as good as when you get to share it.

hoping your weekend is a beautiful one!
xoxo

32 comments:

  1. WOW! That is so beautiful. I am amazed at your talant. I love that it is inspired by two different paintings that you morphed together. I can't wait to see the finished product. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  2. this looks beautiful! i love the colors :) can't wait to see it finished.

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  3. this is so gorgeous. I love how it looks like a paint by number. absolutely beautiful.

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  4. this is such a great idea! I bet Max will love it. The football guy would definitely make me laugh if I noticed him hanging out behind a tree :p

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  5. woah, look at you go! this is going to turn out beautiful, i'm sure.

    and i love that you ended up just putting the furniture back to how it was. i do that all the time :)

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  6. am new to this cyber-space of yours and am loving every little thing.
    thank you for sharing your beautiful adventures here with us. love, lindsay

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  7. Holy! It's beautiful! I love his answer-- an old timey football player. That's perfect.
    I always think "I wish I were as cool as Max."

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  8. that wall looks amazing!! it's so nice to have 'me' time, but i'd much rather share my time with my hubby and little one, too;)

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  9. Wow, those paint by numbers are incredible, I wish I could have a mural like that in my room. Max is one lucky kid!

    Lauren @ Sea Parrot

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  10. that is just so beautiful!! amazing, glad you enjoyed your time alone!

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  11. I love this!! Your little guy's gonna be so excited!!

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  12. This is bringing back such memories! My parents are divorced. When I was little and we would visit my father, my mother would paint wonderful murals on our walls. Once it was a pegasus, once it was a castle in the clouds. Max is awfully lucky.

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  13. looks INCREDIBLE! you are so talented!

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  14. wow, what a perfect picture to paint on the shape of that wall... can't wait to see the outcome!

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  15. great photos - so pretty - everything looks beautiful!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  16. What an amazing mural that will be! Love that he has an art studio :) And glad you're enjoying your alone time!

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  17. LOL. Great request.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  18. oh, the mural looks GREAT so far! :) what a cool mama you are!

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  19. I've seen paint by number murals in a couple photos around the internet, it is such a cool idea!

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  20. I love that :)! Can't wait to see the finished result...

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  21. What a magical wall. It reminds me of the cover to the Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies.(http://amzn.to/qvsyrs)
    What a lucky boy!

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  22. oh yay! this would look so perfect in your little space! can NOT wait to see the end result!! can you come and so a wall at my house? hehe you are too talented sweetie!
    xo,
    cb

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  23. it's looking good, can't wait to see the finished product!

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  24. painting walls is so much fun! I can't wait to see the result, it looks great so far.

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  25. old paint by numbers are so cool - i love the colors and shapes. this is brilliant! it's looking amazing. please show us the finished project... i'm sure max will LOVE it.

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  26. This looks amazing!!!! You are such a talented Mama!!! So excited to see the end!!!!

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  27. Good Luck! I started a wall moral long ago and it is taking me FOREVER to finish. It's much more time consuming than I expected. Hope you finish yours on time!!!

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  28. Wow! That is going to look amazing! I love the colour scheme and your choice of inspiration, really lovely! :)

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  29. I got to say that wall looks lovely so far! I really hope you finished that wall! And I'd loved to see photos of the finished product<3

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  30. holy amazing art batman!!! glad you had fun indulging your alone behaviors. the old timey football player request is hilarious!!!

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