Once upon a time there was an awkward wall that lived in a dining room. This wall was the focal point of the dining room. Unfortunately, the wall was broken up by a misplaced sconce that didn’t get along with framed art, and was always arguing with the window that hovered above it. So my client, Melissa Simmons, and I brainstormed. We gathered inspiration from items in her house that she loved. We noticed a floral deisgn in her calendar, rug, and even pillows. The result: a lively and dramatic mural in the form of a tulip and its leaves, with a monochromatic floral pattern backdrop. It transformed what was once an awkward wall to a strong and balanced wall that highlights their unique style. All the other elements in the room now live together, happily, ever after.
My daughter is a Tinkerbell fan. She has been wanting a tinkerbell mural for a couple years now. Her persistence paid off, and now I have another satisfied customer in my own house! She won’t even let me put hooks up over the mural. The fairy wings and fairy dust glow in the dark. Awwwww.
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
-Henry David Thoreau
WHAT’S ON MORGAN’S IPOD
To be honest, I am listening to the same favorite 5 or 6 albums over and over again.
I would love to hear YOUR latest favorite album. Just reply to this e-mail with a recommendation and so I can fill my ears with what my favorite peeps are listening to!
SHOUT OUT TO…
As a working mom, my home front is often chaotic. I am so lucky to have a steady friend in my next door neighbor, Sandra, who is frequently helping me out in some way or other, or at least sharing a good laugh with me over the state of the chaos.
Sandra is sunny, every day. She whips up gourmet snacks with ease. She watches my children when I am in a pinch (or when they sneak over on their own). She always has an abundant supply of fresh, fluffy towels next to her pool. At the end of really crazy days, if we show up at the right time, we can return home with full bellies and happy smiles that come from enjoying the delightful company their family offers.
Thank you, Sandra! I think I owe you one or a hundred…
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.