Layout I created in the spirit of Maggie Taylor. It came so easily and it is so very me and persons who know me well will agree. Credits: Holliewood Studios Beasts of Burden, Mr Whiskers Steampunk, Hidden Vintage Studios Red Headed Stepchildren, Christina Renee Glass Negatives
See it here at Pinterest

Monday, September 29, 2014

My Bedroom Wall 1971

This is a PSE recreation of my bedroom wall from 1971. I painted a mural of Robert Plant with, of all things, poster paint and a sponge which is what I had on hand. I had been ill for many weeks at a time with multiple kidney stones and surgery during the years 1971-72, alternating stays in the hospital and home. Well, even a 17 year old will get bored after a while no matter how illness may otherwise impact her, so paint I did. I actually did it on the wall with the door on it so that my parents would not see it if they stood in the doorway. They eventually did see it of course, my dad liked it and even suggested the colors for the other walls in the room, and my mom rather tolerated my behavior.  After I left home, the mural was painted over with creme paint but before they painted, they did take a photo. This PSE layout is done with that photo and you can see the date: "May '77" stamped in the lower left corner by the photo developer.  The mural is clearly amateurish as I had no art training, but it was done with a lot of heart.

Bron-Y-Aur Stomp

Little known fact: The song is about Plant walking in the woods with his blue-eyed Merle dog named Strider, named after Aragorn (often called Strider in the books) from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

As always, thanx for stopping by and taking a peak!

peace, pam


Sim said...

Hahaha! What a cooooool room indeed dear Pam!
Great tribute, great memory and great job! :D

johanna said...

oh my, my dad would have killed me doing this, so i had to be Content with some Posters... you did a GREAT Job on this, i can see how your heart was involved.

led zep at Earls court in 1975... my personal Drama actually. i was at this time in London, our hostel was in Earls court even (it was the class excursion of our english course), but i was a few weeks before my 18th bday and my teachers wouldn´t let me go etc... i´ll regret it until i will die. sigh.