The Long Way Home

Morningside Mural Project
September 7, 2009, 6:53 PM
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 I’m happy (and relieved) to say that Jeff’s mural is almost finished! One more weekend and I’ll have my husband returned to  me.

I’m super proud of him. He worked so, so hard doing this – from many sketches to the final project – all while working a full time job as well as having two other freelance projects. His dedication and talent are inspiring to me (and yes sweetie, you get a big present waiting for you on the other side, he he). 

I really like Morningside too. It reminds me a little bit of where I grew up in Coraopolis – -everybody knows your business (this could be potentially annoying, as it was growing up in Cory. But I find the idea comforting as I get older). On the afternoon I took the pictures, our friend Bill and I stopped in to Frank’s Pizza to get some lunch. “You’re new here?” the owner (Frank?) said. Jeffrey, the owner of Morning Glory Coffeehouse, held a corn roast to kick-off mural festivities. People kept walking by or driving up to the coffeehouse and saying hello.  Jeff and I marked it on our list of possible places to look for a house.  I may get my garden sooner than I think. 

previous mural, corner of Greenwood and Chislett

previous mural, corner of Greenwood and Chislett


painting over old mural

painting over old mural

wall canvas

wall canvas

the first images

the first images




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[…] that which comes before gnomes Filed under: friends, mural project — swojdylak @ 2:05 am This August I helped Jeff paint one of the community murals – in Morningside. It’s amazing to watch such a huge undertaking get broken into manageable steps, and for a great result! I’m no painter, so I can’t even start to wrap my head around the process of mural creation. Here’s Lisa’s post about it: Morningside Mural Project. […]

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I am blushing.
What a great experience to do this thing. Very rewarding in so many ways!

Comment by Jeff

i drove by the other day and Monter’s Mural looks awesome!

there was a family stopping as well, when I drove by. they all step out of their mini-van to get a closer look at Monster’s work. how exciting.

Comment by bill

that is so nice, thank you! and I’ll be sure to get Monster to read all of these comments over here – it’ll make him blush.

Comment by Lisa

I’m totally excited about looking in Morningside – I love all the trees and we’d have a back yard for a garden. Our strange, creepy lawn ornaments would finally have a real home.

Comment by Lisa

You should totally move to Morningside. Then we’d be neighbors!

Comment by Robert Hickam

i am so proud of your husband, too. you’re lucky to be married to such a talented man!

Comment by bill

Thanks to both of you! I am super proud – and really happy that we’ll get to go flea marketing soon – I’ve been craving a road trip for months now.

Comment by Lisa

Jeff~Wow is all I can say, I can’t wait to see it in person. I love to see all the beauty going on around our beautiful city. You should be so proud to be part of that. Keep up the good work.

Nicky (friend of Lisa’s from AIP)

Comment by Nicky Karbowski

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