Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mural Update

from Shirley Simmons:

Saturday, the 29th, started cold and wet, and we decided not to try to spray paint. By noon Mr. Perry called and said he thought the weather now looked like he could spray for us. So, in the afternoon Wray and the Perrys, Larry and Michael, took on the job of painting a swath of sky. I had taken off for Albuquerque. We finally have some paint on the wall, thanks to the Perrys.

Jan E. has repaired the covering on a window on the building to get it ready to paint. Thanks Jan!!

Plans for next week.

Thursday, May 4th we will be doing more layout and prepping; starting at 10:00 am, working three or four hours.

Friday, May 5th Bob Morales is coming in with his sprayer and will be putting on more base coats on some of the larger areas. There will be other painting to do that day.

Saturday, May 6th Weather permitting more painting by roller and brush. 10:00am for several hours.

My idea at the present is to have people adopt parts of the plan that they are interested in bringing to life. You could adopt:

A building (there are a few planned around the door and windows of the wall)
The flag and flag pole
The Indian ruin
The Mountainair fire truck from the 20s (we will have this drawn to proper scale)
Clouds and scenery
Old pickup
Etc.

There will be room to add things:

Horse and rider?
Horse and wagon?
Mountainair train station?
People, or yourself
Jackrabbit
Long horn sheep
Cattle
Machinery in bean field?

Do you have ideas?

I will try to keep you advised by e-mail of any plan changes. If you are not on my mural e-mail list but wish to be, please let me know so I can add you.

Shirley S. 384-0038, ssimmons@swcp.com

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