Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    PHEBESS   291,390
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
Burning cals painting the wall

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We've started on the mural wall - our drawing is up, and we painted the Blue Bond on it. This is bright blue goopy stuff that helps the cement and tile stick to the wall - we also mix some into the thin-set cement for added elasticity. (This was recommended by our maintenance superman - he said since the mural is in the sun, it needs the elasticity for heating and cooling every day - prevents cracks.)

Apparently painting burns about 400 calories in 75 minutes - woohoo!!!!!! Of course I was out there painting with the students, in my very grubby and cementy overalls. (The stuff just does not wash out.) Plus I had to re-draw some of our guidelines, and managed to get the blue goo in my hair - the girls were very helpful and gathered around to wipe it out. It will look great when I read the Torah portion at synagogue tonight - the Ten Commandments, for Shavuot!!!!!

My last class of the day will begin tiling, so I have more calories to burn! I'm hoping we get the bottom row on, then the rest should go fairly quickly!

Side note - One teacher called me yesterday, on my cell, to ask who drew the picture? I explained that the student who designed last year's mural took three students ideas and made a composite, but that I had her re-draw it so that the two murals would have visual continuity. She said she thought she recognized the style! Woohoo, other teachers are becoming art critics!

However, a music teacher said we only have a G clef on the mural, and this is the music building, we should have more music! I told him there's also a quarter note up there, but he missed it. (I told him this is the fine and performing arts mural, since the other one had academics on it.) I think he was still not happy, despite having two music symbols up there! Ah well, one positive, one negative criticism - I'm sure we'll hear more!
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DJS-DEBBIE 5/19/2010 7:02AM

    I hope you will be posting pics when it is done. This mural sounds absolutely awesome! (Just ignore that art teacher!)

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by PHEBESS