Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Children's Room Mural

For the past couple of weeks, several artists and I have been working in collaboration with my sister, Dani Fazio, on a wonderful project for the Community Counseling Center. CCC offers an important and wonderful service, and has recently moved into a brand new facility in Portland. However, they were in desperate need of a little color on their walls! That's where we came in.

We are working in the children's trauma room, called the "Willow Room", which is a space dedicated for kids, from toddlers to teens. I'm part of a group of local artists and volunteers who are donating time to transform the space into a fun, magical, comfortable and interactive area for the kids to spend time. It's the first mural I've ever worked on, and am having so much fun with it.

We have started a blog to show the CCC staff and community our ongoing progress. It's fun to see it all coming together so quickly. Check it out here

Dani worked with a couple people from CCC to come up with a concept of what they wanted to see in the space- on one wall an underwater scene of the ocean and Portland skyline, lighthouse around the corner and tide pools. On the opposite wall, a willow tree blowing in the wind. (Sketches by me)

We then projected the drawings onto the walls to trace out the plan...

Few days into painting...

Check out the blog for more pics, and stay posted here for the final product! 

*Side note, see here for info on how you can help us decorate the rest of the rooms, hallways and offices! We need more art! THANK YOU!

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