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My Son's rooms, over the years

Back in early 2000, when I was expecting my first and only child,  Dale, I was so glad to finally paint a nursery for my home! 

 When I was little, I loved the Beatrix Potter books.  I loved the idea of all the little animal families in their homes, with tiny chairs and clothes.  The idea of a tiny door in a tree for a mouse family, made me so happy! 

Here are some photos of Dale's first mural, his nursery:

When I moved from my first home I had to paint over the mural in order to sell the house.  It wasn't easy, but that's how it goes.  Here is the next mural I painted for Dale in our new home, when he was two:

This was back when I was not careful to take good photos of my work.  The little blonde dude is my son.

Later I changed this mural a bit--Dale wanted an octopus.  So this was a couple years later:

Now he is twelve, and I haven't updated his room for quite a while.  he really likes to play Minecraft, and likes the Deadmau5 music.  Electronica I think, anyway the imagery is really cool.  

Again I paint over a mural that I had spent a lot of time on.  Oh well...

Here's what I've got so far for his room:  First painted 3 of the walls red and one wall gray.

Here is the finished Minecraft creeper:

And here is what I've got so far for the "Deadmau5".  The eyes have glow in the dark paint.  

I still don't know what I'll do for the other two walls.  As for the Mau5: still needs the logo and the Xs on the eyes.  

More soon. 

13 comments (Add your own)

1. CHERI KLEVEN wrote:
I LOVE IT LISA!! You rock at this!
I will share your website with others.....maybe they will want a mural.

love you!
Cousin Cheri

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

2. Karen wrote:
Wow! Your son is lucky to have such a talented mother who expresses her love through art!

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 10:42 AM

3. Pamela wrote:
Awesome work, I love it!!! The last 3 blew my away, I love the dimension you gave it.

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

4. Marcia Kempe wrote:
Wow, I didn't know you were so talented. It makes me almost wish I had a kid to spice up a room with a mural.

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 11:02 AM

5. Denise Kleven wrote:
All your murals turn out great Lisa!
The girls' room needs updating. Sophia wants a solar system, which would work on the high ceiling wall. Ava wants princesses. We'll have to come up with a compromise that works, like princesses in outer space? Just kidding:)

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

6. Holly Alford wrote:
What a TALENTED person you are, Lisa! I've always known this but I am always amazed at what you can do when I see your work! You truly have a gift!

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

7. Susie wrote:
Love this Lisa!! You are incredible!

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 12:35 PM

8. Gretchen wrote:
I've seen a couple of Dale's murals through the years and have always loved the work you've done! I like this new one too even though I'm not familiar with "minecraft"! Your work is beautiful Lisa!! Not only the children's walls but ALL the walls you do are gorgeous!

Thu, December 27, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

9. Bob Messerich wrote:
What a lucky son you have. I'm sure having such a creative, talented mom will be a constant inspiration for him. It's fun to see the evolution of the murals following Dale's changing tastes. Great job!!

Sun, December 30, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

10. Frank Broderick wrote:
Hi Lisa, Every time I go into my granddaughter's room I see the beautiful under the sea creatures that you painted for Lila Broderick.The space is an environment not just a room.We are grateful for you work.Frank Broderick

Tue, January 1, 2013 @ 7:34 AM

11. Dale Kleven wrote:
Having grown up in the same room that young Dale now is in I can only say how lucky. He is to have such an
Inspiring environment . I noticed that his graded are better also, must be the new theme.
A very proud papa. Grandpa Dale

Mon, January 28, 2013 @ 1:21 PM

12. Stacey C wrote:
That creeper is awesome!!!! I wish you lived by me, I would hire you to do that! Great job!

Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

13. kelley wrote:
Hi Lisa, Do you have an update pic? this is GREAT.

Thu, June 27, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

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