Bird’s Eye View
Posted January 23, 2012on:
As a child I loved lying in the grass (yes, I did go outside once in a while) and daydreaming as I watched clouds go by. Imagining giant bunnies and whales floating along, imagining where that tiny airplane was going, and of course secretly hoping for rain.
I’m 15 weeks along anxiously waiting for Baby Thompson to arrive. Of course, we’re dying to find out whether it’s a boy or girl, but in the meantime, I have always dreamt of the nursery having a happy little sky for the baby to look up at.
We’ve been watching a lot of Bob Ross lately on 8 Create before we go to bed. On a side note, we’ve also decided due to his positive encouragement and soothing voice, that our child will watch 30 minutes of Bob Ross everyday, but I digress. On Saturday, feeling inspired by his encouragement to make happy little clouds and trees, I set about turning the ceiling of our nursery into a sunny little sky I think Bob would have liked.
Bobby applied a base coat of Valspar “Clear Blue Sky” last weekend. I started out first by drawing a diagram of the room and mapping out where the clouds would go. Mixing part bright white with some of my blue, I set about laying in the base of the clouds with a 4” chip brush and blending with a longer natural brush. Using 3”chip brushes, I added shadows with a mixture of “Lavender Escape” and blue and then highlights with pure white. Then everything was blended in a circular motion with the natural brush. 4 Hours later, we had clouds! I also think I have carpel tunnel, but I think it was worth it!