Atlanta Mural A 2017 whirling dervish of thankfulness, community can-do, and creativity in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. train rise in the sun train rise in the sun en route to Atlanta to create a mural The canvas in Kirkwood The canvas in Kirkwood Sara's recently painted bungalow is also freshly cleaned and ready to receive the Les III treatment Starting from scratch Starting from scratch We had a week to design and paint the mural. It might be a peacock. It might be a squid. inspiration inspiration It was Thanksgiving week and inspiration began to lean towards a bird design. winged and abled winged and abled This deity blessed. Sara is a highly motivated individual and her capable, creative hand is an important reminder. bedspread palette bedspread palette Another task, deriving the color palette inspired by this bedspread in the bungalow. the design the design Half the week was used to create, revise, and arrive at the two wall mural design. Thank you coffee and an inspiring walk through the graffiti yard. cutting in cutting in The November weather continued to shine and we began to fly. helping hands helping hands The mural project became a community effort. Sara's children helped. The neighborhood helped. Friends helped. mural section mural section The design wraps around the house in a way that integrates. One must walk about the home to experience the art. early hours early hours We worked into the night with heaters and lamps. Sara was up at first light plucking away at work tasks and planning a large bird meal for 15. vigilant bird vigilant bird A design detail of the bird with 100 eyes. Ever watching. mantra fuel mantra fuel bungalow brood bungalow brood A selection of the folks who participated in the creation of the mural. Rusty Section Rusty Section Rusty shows off another section of the mural and thanks for the great photos too. fin fin Sara and her children -- plenty of high fives on this beautiful bird. thankful for many hearts thankful for many hearts Though a peacock was selected, we considered painting a squid. And that initial notion is rendered in the thankful note from Sara.