July 3rd at the wall! Today not only marks the eve of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence for this country, but also the day that the objects on the wall of Honka Automotive, here in Clearwater, FL are actually growing together and becoming one. 😀
The tenth day of painting at the mural site in Clearwater, FL. Artist, Ana Livingston
It’s my tenth day of applying paint, little by little, and I think now it has come to a point— finally— where one can see what a good share of it means.
I had a very good friend stop by the wall today; hadn’t seen him in a year or two. Thanks for coming all the way down from Ohio for the visit, Paul! ;D Also, thank you, Jan, for dropping by. We’d seen each other taking walks near the Intracoastal, but today it was nice to officially make your acquaintance!
I’m off tomorrow, enjoying the day with family and friends, but with both Thursday and Friday left in the week, I plan to ensure the entire surface gets a couple of coats, and then the fun begins: detail work!
A big THANK YOU goes out to all who stop by, drive by, and/or have their thoughts with me. All of you are appreciated!
Have a great 4th!
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At the mural this morning I got the distinct feeling that Florida did not want any of us to forget that summer was here. 😀 Regardless, I did get more color put in and the ever-needed second and third coats where they were due.
First day in July at “The Wall”: The Honka Automotive mural located at 1266 Court Street in Clearwater, FL. Artist, Ana Livingston
I was very happy to see more friends drop by; that always brightens my day! I’m constantly amazed at just HOW many people are keeping tabs on this artwork. It is, by far, the most vibrant mural in all of Clearwater— that is for certain! People are LOVING the colors!
I’d also like to take another quick moment and thank all the “guys” here at Honka Automotive. They are always there when I need a hand, and are a joy to work alongside. They are the best!
Tomorrow I plan to get in even more color. I am thinking that will be the day when the mural will start to come alive; where things will start to congeal.
More on my progress then…
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