so very close…

April 30, 2008

Growing up, I used to eat my food in compartments…saving the best dish for last…It’s the exact opposite when I paint.  I always paint the parts I’m interested /excited about first.  It keeps the project moving along.  Had to wait until we found just the right shelving to paint this octopus…boy is he the focal point of the room now…

It’s my nature to design things that may or may not be possible / reasonable to create…but once I have that image in my mind, it’s hard to get away from it.  Take for instance The Cougar Explorer…I had no idea how in the heck I was going to build the crow’s nest of a ship…(they don’t teach you that in school…)  but where there is a will, there is a way…and after about 8 months of pondering the idea, the cards fell into place.

The school of fish on the ceiling here was part of my original vision, and if it required bending around like Gumby on a ladder or channeling a distant cousin of this guy, I was going to make it work.  (self-inflicted pain, I know, but the project would not be complete without it.)

Spent a good 6 hours or so up here…

Cramped up like this…

To achieve the first view the baby will see when she wakes in the morning..

All artwork ©2008 Heather L. Young, and may not be reproduced without permission from the artist.

4 Responses to “so very close…”

  1. fotokew Says:

    that is so cool! i love it!

  2. I love the octopus!
    Nice job!
    ~laura d.

  3. rebekahusry Says:

    Oh how I love the octopus! I think he should be an applique…and maybe the polka dotted starfish too! You are so talented dahling! I can’t wait to have babies so you can paint their rooms! =)

  4. thanks gals! mmmm….liking the applique idea!

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