..many of them never before seen…have been added to my website! It’s been a busy 5 years since my last site update, and there is lots of new inspiration for that blank wall that has been bugging you. My husband Dave did a fantastic job of making the site easy to navigate, and best of all, for me to update easily myself.
That’s right baby, every day of the week… if you are Ian Westley that is. He brought his favorite team home, literally, with a mural of the NEW Yankees stadium. I distressed the mural so it looked like a deteriorating brick wall, and then I grafittied over the mural with the names of his favorite players: Rivers, O’Neill, Berra and DiMaggio. Since he was 14 and too cool to have his name in the mural, I hid it behind the Yankees logo. He never noticed!
I had such fun painting this mural for Kate Oshman. She had a really clear vision about what she wanted: “I want my mural to look like this princess dress”. Her mom and I were tyring to interpret that, and come up with different directions, and whenever we went back to Kate for approval, she would just point to the dress and say, “I want it like the dress.” At 3, she was the one keeping us focused on the goal, and I think with great results!
I just finished this book. I am inspired by Mortenson’s focus on his purpose, and it is gratifying to see that this is making a difference, especially in the midst of such hardship and bad news coming from that part of the world. I recommend it!
ON MY IPOD
I can’t get enough of Arrested Development these days. I love the old stuff, and the more recent 2006 release too. I relate to the lyrics, but they are definitely unusal for mainstream hip hop: he writes songs about his wife and children, spirituality, and trying to make a living as an artist without selling out. Check out these albums by Arrested Development:
Among the Trees
Heroes of the Harvest
Since the Last Time
Hoping to live days of greater happiness, I forget that days of less happiness are passing by.
– Elizabeth Bishop
You don’t have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not. Adults talk about being happy because laregly they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind.
– Jeanette Winterson
Every since happiness hear your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.