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Month: September 2016

Mural work!

Mural work!

We had a wonderful chance to paint the largest we have ever painted!  Pathways, a non-profit that helps people gain new skills to get back into the work world, bought a new building that needed a little splash of colour…… and they thought of us!  It took months to organize it all because it takes lots of people (the community and our family) to make something like this go well. Dulux donated all the paint and supplies, volunteers came out to help paint the first layer, and Cleanworks did all the clean up of the wall and anti grafitti coating. The results are wonderful!


Here’s the original watercolour mock-up that was selected to become the mural.



blogmural1 blogmural3 It took us a day to lay it out, with string lines, and light blue paint – we wanted the drawing to be easy to follow for the next step.



During this next phase, we had a group of really nice volunteers come and help us block in the basic colours and shapes. Our kids helped too – that’s Ivy up on the scaffold.

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As the mural progressed Corinne and I took over and did a few days of hard painting in the sun. It’s a hot little parking lot!

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Here’s some of the folks that helped us make this a reality – Dave and Josh from Dulux /PPG, and Christine from Pathways. Thanks for all your help!

And here’s a couple of shots of how it all looked once it was complete –

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If you’d like to see the mural – it’s at 195 Horton Street London Ontario, across from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, near Labatt’s Brewery.