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Ten Year Mural Anniversary

Ten Year Mural Anniversary

2018 is the ten-year “Birds in a meadow” mural anniversary! It is one of the oldest outdoor murals that I participated in and that still exists. It was created in the summer of 2008 on the territory of a playground of a kindergarten in the center of St.Petersburg. You can read the story of how this mural came to life in my previous blog post “How you can get a mural job if nobody is hiring”> It was created using rope access, without a lift. It was my first ever mural using this type of access, it was both very challenging and fun. The modest appearance of the mural and it’s graphic style look especially good in the winter, that usually lasts more than six months there.   Considering  Saint Petersburg’s harsh climate, with it’s moist, cold and long winters, humid summers ten years is a pretty good age for a mural there! To see more pictures of the mural please visit this page> ___________________________________________________ 2008 / Saint Petersburg, Russia...
Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO

Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO

Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” happened twice already after the mural was finished. The mural was created in September-October 2016 on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO. To see the pictures of finished mural visit this page> Because of the large size of the mural and low budgets of the Denver public art program the city didn’t cover the mural with a costly anti-graffiti coating. The very public location of the mural, on the intersection of busy streets with lots of daily traffic and visitors to the site, unfortunately, attracts taggers and vandals. It was vandalized twice within a little more than a year of the mural existence. The first one was written right in the very center of the wall, on the face of a  Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. A day later, after the tagging appeared my husband and I rushed to fix it to prevent more tagging and graffiti from appearing. And a day later the mural was like new again: The second tag appeared on the covered wagon with the first settlers. And as with first vandalism, it was fixed as promptly as possible. The Police never found the taggers even though they have a very good system of anti-graffiti actions. To see the pictures of creation of the mural visit this blog...
The Creation of an Interior Mural for a Swimming Pool

The Creation of an Interior Mural for a Swimming Pool

The Interior mural for Lakewood Link Recreation Center Swimming pool was created spring 2017. The wall art was painted with high-build epoxy based paint. This material tenaciously adheres to the substrate to resist moisture, abrasion, chemical attack and extreme temperatures.     Tha mural was painted by me, with my husband, Nick Angelo. The first day two ladies from the Lakewood volunteer group were learning the techniques of mural painting. The Rocky Mountains and bright sun were the centerpieces of the mural. The view of the mural from the center floor, where the entrance into the water slide is located. We’re enjoying the finished mural.    The wall before and after the mural. To see pictures of the finished mural, all the details and the design, please visit project’s page > ___________________ 2017 / Lakewood,...
Sidewalk Chalk Art for the 7/20 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser in Aurora, CO

Sidewalk Chalk Art for the 7/20 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser in Aurora, CO

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, I participated among 14 featured artists to create sidewalk chalk art at the 7/20 Memorial Foundation’s “Reflection Garden on Tap: 5K and Beer Fest”. This event was a fundraiser for the permanent memorial that has been commissioned to honor the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Aurora Theater Shooting. The chalk art festival was located at the site where the memorial will be built. The location: Aurora Xeriscape Garden – north west corner of Alameda Parkway and Chambers Road.     Each artist was given 3’ x 3’ square and chalk to draw a flower from the list of plants that are grown at the Reflection Gardens. I chose to chalk an Iris (Iris x germanica, Bearded Iris), as it’s one of my favorite flowers. I drew it among other plants and flowers in my other mural projects > Nick Angelo and I, helped me to draw, and started work on our piece the night before. There was no shade and to escape hot August sun we did most of the work under the street light on Friday night.    ____  Night chalking. The next morning I did some final lines and details.  After we took the tape off the drawing looked finished. Here are some pictures of the chalk flowers and plants of other artists, participating in the fundraiser. Alex and Kristen drawing the Veronica liwanensis flower. Hesperaloe parviflora (Texas Red Yucca) by Michael & Betsy Keyes. This drawing of Amsonia jonesii (Jones’ Bluestar) by Tina and Jason Martinez won the People’s Choice!  A photo of the award: And our chalk drawing of Bearded Iris won the Artist Award – which was presented by...
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