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A Short and Sweet History of the Mural

Did you ever wonder how murals came to be?  Well, here’s a “Short and Sweet” history of the mural. What is a mural? The word “mural” comes from the Latin word “murus” meaning wall.  Murals are wall and ceiling imagery. Many murals are applied directly to the wall using paint or indirectly by applying a

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3-d Ceiling Illusion Bedroom Mural

A few years ago, I was called by a client to help her with her daughter’s bedroom.   She wanted me to create a 3-d ceiling illusion bedroom mural. It would be something that would be elegant but would also be versatile in case to turn the bedroom into a guest room in the future.  My

Outdoor Murals for Home and Business

As I write this blog entry, the temperature is finally warming up here in NJ.  I’m thinking about how many people will be turning their attention to  outdoor spaces.  Homeowners will think of converting home backyards as extensions of their living spaces or magical outdoor places.  Businesses may have already made a shift to using

A Mantle Transformation

Not too long ago I received a message from a client, “Marcine, I had a mantle built to finish off the fireplace makeover. Can you work your magic on it?”  It is an honor when a client puts his/her trust in me. The client had a beautiful chandelier in her family room.  She wanted the

One of the coolest projects I’ve done so far

I have been doing this art business thing for a while and I often think about what are some of the absolute neatest projects I’ve done during my career. Coming up with just one project fitting the “cool” bill was impossible, but I’ll tell you what has to be the coolest type of projectS: being

The Magnolia Tree Mural

Highland Park in NJ is a neat place. It has a variety of charming homes, a diverse cultural community, an active business community, and a small hometown feel. And, it has this one magnolia tree that my client absolutely loved. A few years ago, a repeat client of mine became the proud owner of Edison Pack and

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Murals Helped a Child Sleep in His Room

“Mom, I don’t want to sleep in my room! Can I stay with you, please???” I’m sure you’ve heard this quote before. And, I’m sure you’ve heard the the parent say she (or he) was at wit’s end. What to do? Such was the case with one of my clients. Her son was just not