My painting gigs arrive with impeccable timing, and always seem to be nudging me to expand technically and creatively. This past month I have been inspired to employ a softer color palette, giving a peaceful, ethereal feeling to the artwork.
This mural was painted in a nursery in Palo Alto. It covers all 4 walls and includes the owner’s pets as well as sheep, horses, bunnies, pigs, birds and butterflies. We decided that having lots of things to find on the wall will keep the big sister occupied when mommy is nursing.
I used a magnetic primer under this section of mural (between the sunflowers) for learning letters and words on.
It works great!
Limestone in the Loo
This powder room in Los Gatos had a pocket door that was open to the main walkway in the house. The owners wanted something beautiful to look at when walking by the bathroom. They also wanted the artwork to fit with the sophisticated decor in the powder room. We added limestone blocks behind the loo, for some old world texture, and then created a landscape that was inpsired by the mountains that surrounded their home.
I love this time of year. I spend a lot of time feeling grateful for how full my cup is. I also love the turn to the new year, with new goals, projects, vision, and hope.
I wish you peace and joy this year as you celebrate your holidays! May life’s blessings continue to settle at your doorstep.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
ON MY BOOKSHELF
The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
I found this book in my mid twenties in an art therapy class I took. It sparked a major life shift towards a more creative path for me. Not that computer networking wasn’t creative, but I was ready for a change! It is a new age, touchy -feely, and incredibly effective book.
It is our work that creates the market, not the market that creates our work.
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.