Painting progress: for now the final chapter

Readers that know me personally know I moved out of my parents house and to the city of Groningen three years ago. Ever since, the amount of updates on the big wall painting have declined. 

On occasions when I visit my parents I do sometimes paint more. But the truth is that I wasn’t close to completion. And for now, I can’t continue to paint anymore. 

My brother wanted to move from his smaller room to what was formerly my room. Which is very understandable, especially after I had moved out. Problem; he didn’t like the painting as wall decoration for himself, and wanted it gone. Which is reasonable! But the idea of painting the wall white again was something I really didn’t like, and luckily my mother wanted to preserve the art 🙂

As a solution my parents built a ceiling system on the wall, since it’s angled and that way just becomes part of the roof and ceiling. This way, if my brother moves out in the future, my mother could reinstate the painting. But we won’t see it again for a loooong time. 

Seeing the result yesterday broke my heart, as it’s a personal project that took years and means a lot to me. But I also understand my brother, who is in his right to decorate his room as he wants.

So, these are the last pictures of the painting: 

Love,

-M.

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Painting progress July

Hello and welcome to the new followers!

Here’s my latest update on the wall painting 🙂 It will be the last post for a while, because I’m going to travel.

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This is a close-up on the castle, I added some detail with a pencil, I think using paint would’ve been too harsh. It’s in the background anyways, so now I consider this part as finished.

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The overview! Changes are the river, the stones on the path, I think the path itself as well, though I don’t remember if I updated that in June.. The river really is the biggest change now, it has more dept and shadow, not so blue anymore. I really like it. Apart from the waterfall and mini-waterfall thingie in the front, I consider the river finished as well.

I also tried to make flowers, but I think this was not very succesful. I don’t like them at all. Though I should probably tell myself that it’s going to be fine when I add more layers, with leaves and bushes and light spots and everything…

I hope everyone has a lovely summer ahead of them, have fun and enjoy it! See you in August 😉

Love,

-M.

PS: That giveaway that I mentioned earlier, is probably going to take place in August. Stay tuned!

Painting progress May + updates

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the silence.. I know it’s terrible..
As usual though, I have worked on things.. They’re just not finished yet. The main reason for my lack of posting this month is the following:
My laptop screen has a huge crack in it, it’s been there for 2 months now. I’ve found a person who is going to fix it, but the screen is a special type (apparently?) and now it takes weeks to get a new one. Now I try to use my laptop as little as possible because it’s really annoying, plus I haven’t saved any photos on the laptop, because otherwise I have to make yet another backup which takes a lot of time. So, I still have all photos on my card and simply forget to upload them…

Firstoff: the painting on the wall. There’s some more detail in it, I gave life to the castle in the clearing, the path has more definition, just all over more definition..

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Second: I was crocheting another scarf with the broomstick stitch, same as the red one I did last year. It’s not finished yet.

Third: For the painting that is shown above, I made a model of the castle that is in the clearing.. Like, a crafted model with my materials from back in the day when I was still an architecture student instead of constructive engineer?
I present to you, a scale model of the Castle of Hogwarts:

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The model was something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while, I researched all the places within the castle once, I had maps of all the floors, it’s crazy really.. But, yes, I love Harry Potter and I believe the magic never ends. You should check out this song! I know, off topic, but it’s cool! There’s quite some names missing though, haha (:
So, after I finished drawing and painting the little castle on the wall, I had no purpose for the model.
No, there’s not going to be some contest to win this thing. I already gave it away, to a friend who’s even a bigger fan of the whole world of magic then I am (Hi Andrew!) and I am 100% sure the model is in good hands with him 🙂

Fourth: Sure everyone remembers this guy! :

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This is my most viewed post, which is wonderful, and now it will get an expansion! Whoohooo! I told you last time that I was working on something big, well, that would be a COMPLETE COSTUME to go with this pretty cloak. It’s almost done, I’m still working on a very detailed embroidery and after that I want to create an actual pattern for you guys! Which will take us to the next update:

My wrist. I had an inflammation in the joint. Is that how you call this in English? Not sure. But I hope you understand. In Dutch it’s: ontstoken polsgewricht.
This happened out of nowhere, it’s quite annoying. The fact that I had a mountain of homework and studying to do did not ease my mind about this.
And so, I agreed that I should probably give everything a break. No crocheting, knitting, anything that might do more damage. I have to use my arm a lot for school already, so, yes, this really sucks. Now, at night, while watching TV or something, I have nothing to DO! Fellow crocheters and knitters will know 😛
Luckily there’s only a few more weeks of school left, I’ve got 2 more projects which are not individual, meaning more work during the week and less during weekends (:

But there’s always something to brighten my days! In just a few weeks I will be walking around at IMATS LONDON!!!! Finally!! Counting days here.. I haven’t made a complete wish list yet, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to tell me! One thing’s for sure: my #1 stop is at Sugarpill. Oh, happy day 🙂

Love,

-M.

PS: I read ‘The Silmarillion”. I feel like Galadriel, knowing everything. It was great (: