"It's just a little paint..." / by Cynthia Lait

Approved design

Approved design

This comment was made on one of the facebook posts. If you’ve ever painted a mural before (and I know that some of you on this list have – kudos!)  you know that this is an understatement! Here’s a partial supply list for this project:

  • Ladder

  • Projector

  • Bins

  • Paintbrushes

  • Paint tray and rollers

  • Water buckets

  • Cart

  • Painter’s tape

  • Gloves

  • Hairdryer

  • Chalk

  • Large fans

  • Dropcloths

  • Spackle

  • Paint

  • Paper Towels

  • Plastic wrap

  • Trash bags

  • QTips

  • Rags

  • Xacto knife

  • Scissors

  • Measuring tape

  • Kleenex

  • Markers, pencils

In addition to the supply list, there’s also a tiny bit of coordination needed:

  • Socialize idea with friends and family to get feedback on project vision

  • Design and develop a proposal for WSDOT including multiple sketches for different walls

  • Ask close friends to review and give feedback on design and proposal content

  • Gain WSDOT management and leadership approvals

  • Create and launch Kickstarter campaign (ask close friends for video support and reward ideas)

  • Make backer rewards (see photo above!)

  • Meet with WSDOT to find time when ferry terminal is available (reduced foot traffic)

  • Work with local paint store to find the right paint (low VOCs) in the right quantities and the right colors

  • Coordinate with day job to get time off

  • Practice painting mural in basement to identify any process issues early on

It’s been a fabulous 3 months of collaboration and excitement. Thank you again for making this happen.