Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mural for Chicago's Nettelhorst school

I was doing an outdoor show this summer when a woman approached my booth with a big smile on her face. She was very excited about the artwork that I had displayed and asked if I would be interested in painting my images on the doors of Chicago's Nettelhorst school. She happened to be a parent who is very involved in bringing the arts to the this amazing magnet school. I agreed to take on the project and I'm glad I did because it was such a blast.

I started working on the doors the week before school started. While doing so, I had the good fortune of meeting a few of the students who happened to be playing near by. They watched me work for a while, helped out here and there and thanked me for painting the doors of their school. It made my heart smile to hear them say that. I could sense just how much these children loved their school. They were too cute!

Anyway, I'm so thrilled that my creations will greet the children every morning as they enter the building. I really hope that they enjoy the whimsical, light hearted images that I painted for them.

To see a news clip about Nettelhorst school, check out Nettelhorst on CBS.


12 comments:

Funky Finds said...

wonderful work!

PAT said...

Debbie these are fabulous murals! I'm speechless. Isn't wonderful, there were students playing nearby. Actually seeing the artist and work in progress, had a great impact on them, I'm sure!

Kudos!!
Pat

Jen r. said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors!

somepinkflowers said...

ooohhh..
this is *wonderful*


...and who would want
to leave your school art
and go home?

:-)

...kids in my neighborhood
do not wear big bows
and beanie caps any more
and i ~SO~ wish they did!

maybe your mural
will give these kids
fashion ideas
and big bows and beanie caps
will make a come back!

how cool that would be...

Debbie Egizio said...

Thank you Funky Finds. You are too sweet!

Hi Pat, thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate your comments.

Thank you Jen. That really means so much to me. I took me forever to pick a color scheme and I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

Thank you Some Pink Flowers your comments always make me laugh. I haven't seen children wearing big bows and beanies in years. It's about time that these fashion accessories make a major come back. Glad we agree on this;)

Diane Duda said...

Your shop is looking wonderful and these doors are just perfect!

Wendy said...

Debbie, Those doors are Perfect! Love the idea....wish more schools did this.

Kate said...

Hi Deb - I had no idea you were doing this. How wonderful!

Perriette said...

OH, what lucky kids who get to see this everyday! This is great.

claudine hellmuth said...

love this!! love your work!

Random York said...

The coolest blog on illustration friday! Beautiful!

Gypsy Purple said...

How totally lovely!!!!!!