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Saturday, September 22, 2007

SAILING THE OCEAN IN A TALL SHIP




This baby nursery has the feel of the ocean all around. One can almost feel the salty spray of the water as it laps against the bow of the Tall Ship. The sound of the sea gulls calling in the wind can be heard as they fly above the mountains and the ocean.
Ross, the baby's dad, envisioned the ocean theme. The room was painted two tones of blue, light blue for the sky and a darker blue for the ocean. Mount Cook in the New Zealand fiord, Milford Sound off the coast line is seen in the distance. Sailing out towards the open ocean is an 18th century Tall Ship named the RH Evans. The sails are billowing as the ship sets out on an ocean adventure that only a child's imagination can fathom.




Sea gulls sore over the clouds on a sunny day around the room. Above the doors is a scripture telling about the awesome creation of God. The parents hope for this child is to realize someday the wonder and beauty of the world that the Lord has made.

"In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."
Psalm 95:4-6


The sun peaks through a cloud as dolphins playfully leap out of the water. A whale floats lazily in the waves as it sprays water into the air. A family of sea lions lounge on the outlying rocks at the entrance of the room as if welcoming those who enter.


I hope you have enjoyed this ocean voyage around the nursery of this baby boy. Come back soon and see what is on the next wall or canvas.

For more mural art click on the archives at the top of this page.
See more paintings at http://www.margiewhittington.com/ and http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

Two Art events coming up are the Front Street Art Festival in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, September 29, 2007 and Holiday Magic at the Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas on Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, 2007.

Thanks for dropping by, please come back and visit soon!

5 comments:

Nancy Standlee said...

Margie, this is an awesome creation and the scripture is so fitting. What a lucky little boy to have a beautiful, inspiring room.
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Connie Michael said...

Margie, this is INCREDIBLE. No wonder it took two full days. I'll bet the little boy and his parents have LIVED in that room ever since you walked out the door.
Fabulous, dahling!

BG Hackney said...

My goodness Margie "ships ahoy" what an outstanding concept, sure glad they got an outstanding artist to do paint it. bg

Elizabeth Taylor said...

Margie, The nautical theme for a little boy's room is wonderful. Such a lucky little fellow - he'll probably grow up to be an artist himself!

Grand "Papa" said...

This is an amazing two day transformation and such a wonderful welcome to Ross and Heidi's new son. Thank you for taking such care to bring a fathers dream room for his new son to life. This is one of the first of many blessings.

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