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The Beatles

I don't really know if painting bedroom walls is considered crafting, but I've put some hours into doing up my son's bedroom in a Beatles theme. We'll discuss a song, how it can be put into picture, and I'll paint it on his wall. We have four songs so far, and we're in the works of talking about song number five. I just like to make sure he's absolutely certain about something before I put the effort into painting it.

In order of completion:

Yellow Submarine
craft 001

Hello, Goodbye
craft 002

Good Day Sunshine
craft 003

All You Need Is Love
craft 004

Song number five is going to be Blackbird. A red-winged blackbird perched on top of his window should do the trick. It has to have SOME color for me to enjoy painting it. :)


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Jan. 26th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, those look fabulous! Thanks for posting.

Did you do all that free hand?
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
I did "Good Day Sunshine" and "Hello, Goodbye" freehand. Well.. I traced a dinner plate for the perfect circle of the sun and used the help of a level to make sure the word HELLO was straight, but the rest was free hand.

For the other two, I did cheat a bit. I used tissue paper to trace an image off my computer via Google Images for "Yellow Submarine" and the same techinque off of a still shot of the movie with the same title during the song "All You Need Is Love." After tracing, I used a ruler to mark out a grid over the drawing. Then I used a level to make a much larger grid on the wall. Remember those Use the Grid to Draw the Thing! activities in coloring books? It was basically that.

I started with "Yellow Submarine," so I bought yellow, red, blue, and brown paints. By the time I got to "All You Need Is Love," I had to buy cream (the color on the O) and black. Everything else is mixed, and that's been a fun process! :)
Jan. 26th, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
#1 it is beyond awesome your son has an appreciation for the Beatles :) #2 that is a really great idea for the walls , with all the variety yet still being cohesive #3 Come do my walls ! ;) it is creative , unique , you do it yourself if anyone has an issue with the post it's their problem :) it is turning out great!
Jan. 26th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
Ditto to all of this. Such great work.
Jan. 26th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
all this! the "all you need is love" one is especially amazing. and your kid is so cool.
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm having a good time doing it.
Jan. 26th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oh those are wonderful!
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:07 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 26th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
I just love it! Would love to see an overall picture to know how they all tie together. "Blackbird" will be great.
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! There is one painting on each of his four walls. They don't really tie in together just yet, but I'm hoping he'll want me to keep painting until they touch. :)

You can see the edge of his window in "Good Day Sunshine." I think I'm going to put the blackbird on that top corner. They will be the two smallest paintings of the bunch, so keeping them close makes sense to me.
Jan. 26th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Totally counts! Super cool too!
Jan. 26th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous!! I especially like Good Day Sunshine!
Jan. 27th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Good Day Sunshine was sort of off the cuff. The idea popped into my head while I was gridding All You Need Is Love, so I just ran with it. :)
Jan. 26th, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Very awesome!
Jan. 27th, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 26th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
So so so awesome!!! I want them for my walls!
Jan. 27th, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I'm finding it's lots of fun to paint walls. :)
Jan. 26th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Very nice!!!
Jan. 27th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And thank you for creeping me out with your icon. EEK!
Jan. 28th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Love your creativity and hope you continue til the walls are filled! Looks awesome!
Jan. 28th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
This is amazing! :)
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