Watching the world series was really fun. I’m so proud of our Giants! I was inspired to share a four-wall mural I painted back in June, of the Giants stadium in a boys bedroom.
Picking the theme was easy. The whole family are die hard Giants fans. The father was already calculating to turn the room in to his office when his now 11 year old son went off to college!
Now I need togo back and fix the scoreboard so it celebrates them as champions in 2010 and 2012!
Marty’s World Map Mural
I painted this vintage inspired world map for a boys room. Steal this idea: we covered it with clear dry erase paint so it can be interactive. It can be both educational as he writes in countries or places he has visited, or open ended creativity… more pirate ships, invading aliens, explosions, and other boy stuff. The boy painted the pirate ships in the bottom right corner of the mural.
Madison was planted squarely in the purple camp when picking out colors for her new bedroom. We created a design that would play with the many shades of purple on her walls and in her Pottery Barn bedding. She also wanted lots of butterflies! Madison helped me out by painting the beautiful butterfly in the middle of the wall. I painted some three dimensional butterflies around the room to help tie the whole butterfly theme together.
One of the coolest things about the murals I feature this month is that they were all painted for repeat clients. To me, that is a huge complement. It lets me know that they had a postivite experience with me as an artist. One of my favorite aspects of my work is getting to know my clients. Creating a work of art for someone is so much more personal than selling them a widget. I am so grateful for the fabulous clients God sends my way, with a little help from Google.
I have had this posted on my wall since 2000. I still love it.
How to be an Artist:
Learn to watch snails.
Plant impossible gardens.
Invite someone dangerous to tea.
Make little signs that say Yes! and post them all over your house.
Make friends with freedom and uncertainty.
Look forward to dreams.
Cry during movies.
Swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight.
Do it for love.
Take lots of naps.
Give money away.
Do it now.
Believe in magic.
Laugh a lot.
Celebrate every gorgeous moment.
Have wild imaginings, transformative dreams, and perfect calm.
Draw on the walls.
Imagine yourself magic!
Giggle with children.
Listen to old people.
Drive away fear.
Play with everything.
Entertain your inner child.
You are innocent.
Build a fort with blankets.
Write love letters.
Thank you, Sark!
(Once I met Sark and got to give her a big hug and thank her for her part in inspiring me to quit my job, and follow my dreams as an artist. It sounded like so much fun, especially after reading her “how to” list!)
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.