My sister is an artistic genius. I would give my left hand (and my left handed!) for her talent. She lives in Portland now, which is why I have a feisty Latina sized hole in my heart. I convinced her to come home for a bit to paint the first installment of our Dia de los Muertos meets rural pastoral themed mural. My husband, Joel, was the one that came up with the general theme. I added a few vague ideas, but Nikita was the one that made it come alive. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when its finished.

Without knocking down walls its a bit hard to give a good wide shot of the mural. Here it is with emphasis on the left hand side.

And here is it with emphasis on the right hand side.


Here is a close up of the left handed side.

And here is a close up of Sansa. Didn’t Nikita do an amazing job? I am so happy Sansa will live on in this mural forever. She is drawn with her favorite toy, the Jolly ball.

I love the blend of Dia de los Muertos and pastoral themes! Brilliant! I have kinda started thinking of this guy as Farmer John.

I have kinda started thinking of this lady as Catrina, after the famous Jose Posada drawing.

Esperanza! She is in the corner so you can’t see her at all in any of the other pictures. Her fluff and coloration are spot on.

My favorite chicken of all time, a black Jersey giant named Helen.

A Seabright. Almost everyone that comes to the farm asks about the Seabrights. They are beautiful.

A Delaware.

A chick nestled down by Helen.

Another chick.


When the mural is completed there will be a lake, ducks, a guy fishing, sheep and two more pictures of Sansa! I have the coolest/best mural ever.


3 responses to “Mural

  1. Oh, wow. I love that Sansa was painted with the jolly ball– hilarious! The farmer skeletons are amazing.

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  3. I can’t wait to come back and finish it! It was so nice to see you guys 🙂

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