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Friday, September 17, 2010

Pink so many shades, too few walls!

I am SO honored to be chosen to be featured this week on 
Beverly's PINK Saturday blog party! 
Thank you Beverly!!!
Make sure you go and check out all the other great pink posts!

I am an artist that owned my own business, DD Designs, painting murals.  
Because of Degenerative Arthritis in my spine and hip, I have not been working for over two years.   I received a call from a mom of a teen a couple of weeks ago who wanted to have her room painted for her birthday. 
 I decided I would try... 
hurting neck, 
hurting hip, 
hurting back.  
Guess it wasn't such a great idea. 
I did enjoy the interaction with the client 
and love the finished product.

Here are pictures of the finished room.
Stripes and circles in 
pink, green and purple.
They say pink is a calming color, 
I don't think they were thinking 
of this shade!

if you want to paint stripes without the paint bleeding paint your background color (for this wall it was the pink).  After using a level to tape off the stripes repaint over the background color along the tape.  When, not if, the paint bleeds, the background color will bleed, sealing the tape and you get an awesome straight line!  Thank you HGTV!

The canvas above is 4x 2 1/2.  
The 14 year old wanted paint splashes 
on this pink wall 
but I talked her into a painting, 
splashes are SOOOOO hard to cover up that you have to sand the wall first. 

I hope you enjoyed todays 
BRIGHT Pink.  
I have other rooms I have painted on my older posts. If you have the time, check them out.
Have a blessed week! Debbie


Ineke van den Akker said...

That's PINK. Just love the dress!
greetings from Holland,

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday...
I'm sure that teener loved her room!!!
I'm a new follower and I invite you to
stop by for a visit and a follow if you
so choose...BEAR's having a PINK birthday


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

A very cheerful room and I loved the tip you gave us on painting stripes. Hope you are not hurting today. Happy Pink Saturday

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie - I understand the pain and having to stop what we love to do. My hand is numb as I type this! I had painted and crafted daily for so many years my hands go numb even still. You really worked hard on this room! Wow!

Julie said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!! What fun painting creations!!!

NanE said...

Happy PINK Saturday, Debbie! Good for you for pushing through this project! You did a wonderful job. I too am an artist and bash myself all the time for ignoring my God given talents for NO GOOD REASON! Your pictures of the Lake are wonderful and spoke to my heart as I grew up on a lake in Ohio. I really do miss it. I live by the ocean now but you know what? I'd take a lake over the ocean any day. Have a wonderful weekend, Nan

Candi said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What beautiful work you do. What teen wouldn't love that room. Stop by and sign up for my blog giveaway:) hugz:)

Anonymous said...

Oh Debbie, these are gorgeous! Good to see you here in blog land, so you can share your creativity but not hurt your health!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Happy pink Saturday to you. Good job on the room...I'm sure the girl loved it. I hope that after a few days of rest, you will be feeling better.


someplace in thyme said...

Wow, those all look great and I bet the teens love them. Congratulations on being featured today and Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job! Your years of being an artist are quite apparent from the end result! HPS...Marcia

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful job you did! I'm so sorry for your pain! Hope you feel better soon! Happy Pink Saturday!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! I can see why your back hurts! That is a lot of work! I'll bet the teen was excited with her new room!
Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

You did a great job even through your pain. I can see these colors for a teen but not for me.

Valrie said...

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Ann said...

Thats certainly a stand out room!!!! How can she sleep in there, I think I would need a blindfold. You did a superb job as always. Love the shades of pink.
Hugs Ann

Ann said...

PS- I think you're on your way to passing by me in followers. With your talent.......... its a given.
Love and Hugs

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

That was quite an undertaking with your type of arthritis! I have a type of arthritis in my knee and the doctor told me not to stop moving....there are days that it is so painful, but I keep going up and down the stairs!

I hope you are feeling better, now!
Sweet blessings,

Tricia said...

Wow! That was quite the project. I bet she is wonderfully excited about her new room. Blessings and Happy Pink Sat.,

viridian said...

I'm digging all these wonderful shades of pink!!!!

Grace said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Great fun rooms. Grace

luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday, nice bright pinks for a young person! I just joined the Bloggerette Society too. Still have to do my rushing project yet, getting ready though! have a great Pink weekend, hope you are feeling better soon, I suffer from the same, stop by and join my blog to enter my Giveaway is is The Four Seasons Giveaway to celebrate 300 Followers, I have a way to go though! Blessings!

Maison Mutt said...

Debbie, LOVE your work! What a fun room, wish I was that lucky as a teenager. I'm enjoying Pink Saturday posts on Congrats on being spotlighted this week. I am you newest follower & would love if you would consider following me as well.
Licks & Wags, Niki

fiberdoodles said...

Such a fun wall! Happy belated Pink Saturday!


Ps: I just love your header ;0)

Diane said...

I love your header as well!! What a view you have... Heaven on earth for sure. Love the colors you used on the wall.

Fifi Flowers said...

THose are some FUN walls!!!

Jean said...

Just now getting around to the P.S. posts. Sorry so late.

Lovely painted rooms. Too cute.

Nanna said...

what a cheerful teens rooom, congrats on being a featured blogger this week

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie. I hope you enjoyed being one of the featured bloggers. I appreciate all you do to make Pink Saturday special.

The room looks fantastic. She must have been thrilled. I hope you're feeling better since this job.

I have severe arthritis in my right hip, and I know how it can get you hurting all over.

woodandfabric said...

oh my! Such a beautiful room you painted! Not sure if the pink will calm her! LOL

Brenda said...

I love how this room turned out!! We had a hard time with our teenage daughter who INSISTED she wanted her room painted black! I couldn't imagine it! So finally my husband decided to put up cheap wood paneling, sand it, prime it with the best primer, and let her go to town with her 'vision'. She painted 3 walls black with a 7 inch boarder of silver metalic along the top, and the 4th wall she painted silver metalic and splashed it all over with black paint. She hung her huge canvas black and white pictures of france (eifell tower and french street shots) on each of the 3 walls with metal silver scrolly pieces on each side. I have to say, I love it. And better yet, when she goes to college next year we can take the paneling down and paint it sage and lavender like I want lol.
I hope your hip/back is feeling better, that room looks like a lot of work! Great job :)

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