There is an empty wall left in my shoebox condo, and I want a mural for my home….maybe. Or should I go for a painting instead? There’s always this ambivalence because I feel that murals are too permanent. Nothing wrong with that if you like permanence. However, I’d think, “What if it’s no longer in style? What if I get bored with it? What if I have to move out? It would be such a waste that I’d have to leave it behind!…” And so on and so forth, you know that kind of busy thinking that goes nowhere and wastes time.

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Hamming it up

On a trip to Puerto Princesa a year ago, I stayed in a hotel called Canvas Boutique Hotel whose interiors were designed by Edwin D. Uy.  There were murals everywhere, also in each room. It gave such a personal and unique touch to the place, something I like having in hotels that I stay in. From the Canvas website: “The walls at Canvas speak volumes, and—quite literally—every storey has a story. Weaving that narrative into life were a team of visual artists who rendered Palawan culture, life forms and mythology onto colorful, vibrant reverbs of the island’s most celebrated cultural traits.”

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Mural in the bedroom
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Murals in the driveway
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Mural in the floor lobby
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Murals on the walls leading to the rooms

I wish I were an artist who could paint murals, like Nell del Rosario or the Ink Scribbler. Then I would just pick up my brush and create an obra maestra on my walls, at least that’s the goal. If it comes out a disaster, then it would be mine. So who cares, right? Uhm, my courage levels are not there yet. Maybe in this lifetime it’s gonna happen.

A long, long time ago, I had signed up for a lifestyle blog Apartment Therapy.  If interiors or anything about home are your thing, subscribe coz it’s a wonderful site! I got this post about murals in my inbox the other day. Oooh, so lovely! It’s a mountain mural made by Pam Lostracco from Canada, which apparently changed her business course in life.

There are many muralists who use Boysen paints for their projects. I will write about their works once I get my act together. Right now, I’m still busy thinking about my empty wall and the possible artwork I can paint on it.

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Annie H Adlawan
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Annie is an unrepentant workaholic, who runs this blog and her own company. She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Check out https://talkinglions.com.

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