Friday, February 19, 2010


Happy Friday everyone! This has been a busy week. As such, I haven't been able to play with my art supplies nearly as much as I'd like to, but it is Friday and I promised myself I would post something artsy each Friday even if it's just a stupid doodle.

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "propagate". I will admit that my first thoughts turned to human reproduction... Since I didn't have any sketchbook porn laying around, I had to think harder.

Then I remembered the rebellious ManCave mural I did. Rebellious because it is a blatant symbol of my estrogenic presence, placed right at the base of the stairway that leads to the ManCave.

Medium: Acrylic on dirt and fingerprint stained
wall. [It get's bigger if you click it]

Here it is in the state it's been since I last put paint to wall about three weeks ago or so. . There is some cleaning up to do. And it should be noted that I had some help. Wolfgang did the large dark red flower in the upper left. Meego did some random smaller flowers here and there and also helped propagate the grass. Chaco looked on with interest, but prefers to wait for the next mural which will be more macho.

There is an unfinished looking green thing in the lower left. That was a Meego stray from grass painting when I wasn't paying attention. We'll clean it up...

My own take on it is that it was fun to paint and I think it is happy looking with the exception of the mean looking yellow-green flower on the left. This one gave me troubles, so I added thorns and mean things to it. It's glaring at me now as I type this.


  1. Its very cheerful. Love it - makes things seem less basement-y


  2. I still think it needs a dragon, or at the very least, brooklyn decker on a lawn chair.

  3. Hi Abby,
    I love your mural. I can't see it exactly on the picture but it seams to be huge. Lovely work.

  4. It may have been an act of rebellion, but your boys don't seem to realize it, since they did such a fabulous job of helping you out! I love it. Wish I had something like it in my house.

  5. Wow, that is fabulous! What an eye-catcher!

  6. It lacks animal life! A little frog, a butterfly, a hummingbird--the flowers look lovely, but lonely!