Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Why I didn’t make the Swindon Winter Image Show!

My son Stirling had been promised to have his room decorated for his 7th birthday and as this coincided with half term and he and his sister were off to stay with the outlaws it was a perfect opportunity to surprise him. In the preceding weeks we had been asking him what he would like and it ended up after being themed on one of his favourite toys – Lego but not just any Lego but Star Wars Lego.

After hours of trawling on the internet we drew a complete blank. No wallpaper, borders, nothing. So it was left to Sally and I to paint a mural containing some of his favourite characters. Hours of scaled up drawings onto tracing paper consumed most of our free time but eventually we were ready. My dad and I striped the old Noddy mural that we had painted a few years ago and got the blank canvas ready for when Sally returned from dropping the kids off. After hours upon hours of hand painting and detailing here’s the results!

Although his room is very small we still managed to get C3-P0, R2-D2, Obiwan, 2 Ewoks and a Naboo Starfighter. We did luck in to 1 finishing touch, a colour changing lightsaber as a night light with a remote and “on/off” noises for our Jedi to hold.

Much of the credit for this creation should go to Sally as at times I was more the gofer and chief paint mixer. Still working in miniature but not quite Bonsai!!!!

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