Wall Mural: Joy of Creation

Have mercy! I’m not an artist (at least not with paint) but I had so much fun with this. It was a challenge to photograph because the hallway is so narrow, but here goes:

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H's penguins

M's view of Toronto

my dragons

You have to click on this one to get the full view!

long view

It’s fantastic to take time to be creative in areas that I’m not especially good at. There’s something freeing about that because nothing rides on it. There’s no payment to be had or missed, and no reviews except for mutual encouragement and the pleasure of progress, my own and others’. This was the best part of the holiday.


Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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15 comments on “Wall Mural: Joy of Creation
  1. I’m so impressed – fantastic!

  2. Julia says:

    Beautiful!! Where is dad’s handiwork? 🙂

  3. exilicchaplain says:

    Beautiful! Glad for the joy and freedom you got to experience together.

  4. Jean says:

    Fabulous – joyful indeed! I want to paint a mural – perhaps a project for after I leave the job 🙂

  5. helen says:

    I love it! What a wonderful thing to do. Now I want to try it… What kind of paint did you use?

    • Thanks Helen! I highly recommend it! We used acrylic paint. It’s easy to wash off if you make a mistake when it’s wet, but is durable after. I like acrylic also because it can be a wash like watercolour or go on thick like oils.

  6. litlove says:

    Wow, that is amazing! And it’s beautifully done – your Toronto skyline is excellent, as are the dragons and penguins!

  7. Becca says:

    I’m very impressed! I think the skyline especially looks terrific. And what fun to do something completely different, just be free and enjoy being creative. Great idea 🙂

  8. 5260sunshine says:


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