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.
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!