Saturday, November 19, 2011

When They Won't Let You Paint on the Walls.

     I was asked a while back to start painting murals around the school.  I posted a few of those small murals earlier on my blog.  I was also asked to put something in the media center, but they didn't want me painting on the walls.  Now just to show how everything is really connected in our universe, I just happened to have several storybook characters that I had painted and put on cardboard for a previous school event.  I posted some of those as well.  The ones I showed earlier were from the books, "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Olivia".  I had several more that I'd said I didnt have pics of at the time, but I'd show you later.  Well, here they are.


     Now that I look at them all again, I realize that they are not all from story books.  The farm animals were from one of our plays put on by our music teacher.  I made those to use on the stage.  The giraffe and the dog in a suit are from different books. This is how I got around not being able to paint on the walls in the media center.  I still plan on, at some point, doing more, but it's tricky.  Any teacher can tell you that no matter what you use to stick something to a wall, it will eventually fall down.  Tape, poster gum, sticky tags, hot glue.....they all fail eventually.  It's why I used the cut outs to begin with....well, that and I 'd already had the cut outs made.  If any of you have some ideas, let me know. 

12 comments:

  1. the animals looks like Disney meets George Orwell's Animal Farm

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  2. I really like what you did. I'm sure the kids enjoyed helping paint these :)

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  3. Wow these are very well done, really liked the second one, just something so cocky looking about him. Yeah anything comes down as you say, even if you nail them to the wall, someone in the years to come will "accidentally" pull them off.

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  4. You sound like you have the best of both worlds work and Art intermingle. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed checking your blog out. I'll be back

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  5. Ah wow, Otter, these are really great! I love animals, the goats are my fav! I know what you mean about things always falling off walls. Sticky tacky always goes weird or crumbly and glue things always go dry. I had wondered about high bond double sided tape:

    http://pinballmagic.com/images/dstape.jpg

    I've done a fair bit of mounting in my time and this stuff always comes in handy! :)

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  6. They're fantastic. I especially love the giraffe. I wish I could help you with your quest for sticky stuff, but I have the same problem with stuff I hang on my walls.

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  7. Suit dog and beatnik pig are so awesome haha.

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  8. They all look like they're having a good time. :)

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  9. I love those . . . so fun, happy and colourful.

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