I've spent a good deal of my life surrounded by Oz in some form or another, but a couple years ago, I took that to a new level. My partner and I had repainted our dining room in a rather uncompromising shade of mustard yellow - something I was a little unsure of then, and am still uncertain about. To give it some additional interest, I decided to try illustrating the walls.
This was accomplished by projecting images of book illustrations on the wall, tracing, and painting them in place. I had a lot of fun, choosing drawings by various artists we collect, and generally sticking to less recognizable characters.
There are quite a few Neill drawings since he's a favorite and they were really well suited to the application. As images were added over time, I couldn't help adding a few classics like Piglet and Pinocchio. There are also images by Edward Gorey, Mary GrandPre, H. J. Ford, H. R. Millar, and Palmer Cox - a bit of a grab-bag of illustrators. There are still a few holes that could be filled; we'll see.
Welcome to my blog! If you're looking in for the first time, items are posted in a haphazard way, but the Oz series is scattered throughout in chronological order. Do check back in - I always have an eye open for an Oz item, and as I find more I'll share them here!