Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Kitchen Mural. Let Me Show You It.

Jane, If you are reading this, sorry it took me so long to post.

Two Weekends ago, my Inlaws came down, armed with boxes upon boxes of painted and glazed 2-inch ceramic tiles. My Mother-in-law is a Potter, professionally, and bought several hundred pounds of these tiles from eBay or some Warehouse-going-out-of-business sale a year or so ago. She used a whole lot of them to make a beautiful aerial scene for the Eastern wall of my kitchen.

The scene is based on the view from the hang-gliding ramp operated by Tennessee Tree Toppers, which overlooks the Sequatchie Valley. Bill Colvin, a "Tree Topper" himself, was there to help, along with his lovely wife, Jane, a world-class cook, who prepared some terrific White Chicken Chili for the occasion. Bill and Jane live within walking distance of the ramp, so this mural is also roughly the view from their backyard.

The mural is still not entirely done, but we got a lot more done after Bill and Jane Had to leave, and I promised I would post the pictures of what got done Monday Morning.

So here it is folks. For larger pictures, you should be able to click on the slideshow.

11 comments:

Big Daddy said...

Frank
Hey brother, the place is coming along nicely! I have not seen it since the initial destruction phase (I think destruction is the correct term). Hope all is going well for you and Becca...we miss ya'll.
Peace
Andy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these pictures! I've been watching this in progress for ages. It looks great.

Jean (Pottery Woman)

becca said...

WOOO HOOO!!!

Art said...

That is awesome!

Sally said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Becky T. said...

Wow...very cool...I can't wait to see what else you guys do to the house.


(Why is there only one can of Tennessee Woop Ass and the rest is USA Woop Ass?)

Kristine said...

that is truely beautiful! Karina had the earth-rise mural in the family livingroom in morristown...

becca said...

Earth rise, huh? Very cool.

becca said...

Oh, and Becky, we're just saving the Tennessee Whoop Ass for the really tough stuff. You did say you were waiting to see what we do with the rest of the house. :>

Actually, next comes a break!

Frank Gibson said...

Wow! Thanks Everyone, for the comments. This post has been launched to prominence thanks to Becca Spamming everybody about it. Thanks, Becca!

Becky, there was a case of each kind of "WhoopAss". We just dug into the USA stuff first. It is actually just canned drinking water.

purpleivey said...

That looks awesome!