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Ash's and my flatwarming & collaborative painting


Ash and I had a little flatwarming party this weekend which was oh-so-much fun! We had the brilliant idea of designating a wall for collaborative painting and everyone was so creative! it turned out BEAUTIFULLY -- it's going to be in-progress indefinitely but it's already so lovely I could just sit and stare at it. I was sure it would be fascinating but I didn't realize that it would be so gorgeous! So colorful! I can't wait to have others over to add to it (especially Sara and Greta and Nicole!). Davey and S and Ash added more the day after, so it's even more colorful and amazing now. I'll take an overall photo soon -- for now you get bits n pieces ;-)






Shel, Ryan, and Kristen
Shel painted an ocean under a sunset with glowing stars and moon, and that AWESOME tree!
Ryan painted Jupiter and Saturn -- which happen to be the ruling planets of Sagittarius and Aquarius, Ash's and my sun signs. :D
Kristen painted a symbol which stands for filtering the good from the bad, and a sun (Ryan later added eyes)

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Shel, Shel's AWESOME tree, and Spidey
(photo by Ryan)

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Jack (mostly hidden by my plant), Saleena, Kristen, and S
S painted the quote "It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not"

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Jack, Brigit, and Saleena

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lovely Brigit -- who saw my books and remarked on Tanith Lee! I lent zir "Biting the Sun" immediately and with great joy :D

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poor Jack was kinda miserable because ze's terribly allergic to cats :-(

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Saleena with zir green Goddess in the background

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pretty colors!

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cutie Ben :D

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Anita makes grump-faces to stop me taking photos (which works so not-at-all)

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Ash cuddles zir up and look! a smile!

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Ash was threatening to bite

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this is blurry yet SO AWESOME OMG

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S painting and Kristen showing Shel a certain place to press on Ryan (whether it was for pleasure or punishment I wasn't quite sure)

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that blur is Ben talking with zir hands

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Shel's wearing a glamourkin!

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Anita, Ben, and Sakka paint :D

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Anita & Ben

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(photo by Sakka)
"Some say a host of cavalry, some say of infantry,
Some say a fleet of ships, of all things on the black earth
is the most beautiful. I say it is
whatsoever a person loves."
—Sappho

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Sakka ♥

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I look approvingly judgemental but I promise that was not my attitude!
(photo by Shel)

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It's so great to have other people around taking photos 'cause it means I'm actually in some of them, hee!
(photo by Shel)

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and I get to take photos of people taking photos (bonus!)

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Shel does a little dance *giggles* (shruggingly explaining why ze must take photos of our multicolored drip candles)

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this is possibly the most accurate portrait of Ash ever. Poor Spidey! Ze had a pink-painted paw.
(photo by Shel)

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after handprinting the wall I had to share my joy >:-D

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cute!

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*giggleglee!*
(photo by Sakka)

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I sure stand with my hands on my hips a lot! I like how in this one Ryan's echoing that :D
(photo by Shel)

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The furniture was rearranged when Ash pushed Ben around on the loveseat trying to trap S in the corner. Like ya do.
(photo by Shel)

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*beams* it's just not enough to hold Ben's hand with one hand, you know.
(photo by Shel)

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Comments
(Anonymous) ══╣╠══
ecstatic
belenen ══╣ecstatic╠══
hee, me too! :D
(Anonymous) ══╣╠══
curvygirl -- me (organic)
belenen ══╣curvygirl -- me (organic)╠══
thanks! it's my favorite shape of skirt ever -- I have three of them, two beige and one black. (would have preferred other colors but bought the beige ones to suit the uniform where I used to work) I plan to find a seamstress and get zir to recreate it when I find some jersey knit in interesting colors ;-)
oceanid ══╣╠══
So gorgeous! And wow, Shel is sooo talented!
Grass Between My Toes
aerialmelodies ══╣Grass Between My Toes╠══
Whoa, wait, Ryan just happened to paint the two ruling planets for the signs of the people who live in the apartment?! That's a) awesome and b) scary Ryan subconsciously did that! Though I guess it's a much better, happier alternative to a great white shark/sea monster attacking a helicopter. XD

We had so much fun! The wall is really great. So many different styles and ideas and words that came together so beautifully. I want to see more as it's completed! Meeting everyone was great too; everyone is so warm and friendly~

And omg, in the photo where Ben is talking... I don't know why but I always pay attention intently with this "I'm over it!" face! Eeeep. My focus face clearly needs help. XD
Beauty:  You are beautiful
mermaiden ══╣Beauty: You are beautiful╠══
Dude. Honey. Seriously. THAT TREE IS GORGEOUS!!!
aerialmelodies ══╣╠══
Aww, thank you! :) It asked to be done, so I did it! There are poppies in the grass below it~
jennifer19 ══╣╠══
That is SUCH a neat idea. I love it!! your friends are awesomely creative too. :-)
nadalia ══╣╠══
Great pictures! I'm glad you guys had a lovely time. Sorry we couldn't make it. *hugs* to you & Ash.
*  Autumn:  Come take a walk with me
mermaiden ══╣* Autumn: Come take a walk with me╠══
Ahhhhhhhhh, this is wonderful and SO happy!!! <3333
* Faerie:  WAY!
mermaiden ══╣* Faerie: WAY!╠══
And hee, Glamourkin! ;D And Shel's painting (and everyone else's) positively glow~!! <333
Happy Hugs
aerialmelodies ══╣Happy Hugs╠══
Of coooooourse there is a Glamourkin! ;D How else do I get people to stare at my chest - er, I mean tell everyone about how AWESOME they are?! No seriously, I always notice people reading them and get the "I'm not looking at your chest! Just admiring the pendant..." response. XD
amazing
frecklestars ══╣amazing╠══
This is _way_ effing cool! The tree and the green goddess and the Sappho quote are my favorites.
ga/ stay stay
acid_burns ══╣ga/ stay stay╠══
AH! HAPPINESS!

celestialsight ══╣╠══
I love this idea, and you have some very creative and talented friends! :D
Colors
saturnsdaughter ══╣Colors╠══
What a great project. I'd love to do something like this sometime :)
theindiequeen ══╣╠══
I love these photos! You need to have another party so I can come :-)

And I love the painted wall!
burningmarl ══╣╠══
That wall is so lovely!
hippie peace love community
divinemiss_em ══╣hippie peace love community╠══
That is such an excellent way to have a housewarming party. And all of you had fun, which is clearly the most important thing.
I love the goddess part the most, I think. But then again I am just so partial to that icon. I so wish I had some talented friends to come paint on my wall, hehe!
jessica
lorelei_sakti ══╣jessica╠══
Awesome pictures! Love the communal wall idea!
austentatious ══╣╠══
That mural is such a great idea! It's so great to surround yourself with something that always reminds you of the positivity, talent and friendship of the people around you. I want to get my friends to maybe do a small one on canvas that I can hang somewhere when I move. :)
Jeff Buckley
painted_dreams ══╣Jeff Buckley╠══
That is incredibly beautiful.... The wall is an absolutely gorgeous creation. My old roommate and I had wanted to do that with the last place we had lived in but I had to move. I love being surrounded by creative energy and people. From the looks of it you have been truly blessed with people that have that energy surging throughout every fiber.
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