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How to turn your photo into a giant feature wall mural

Have you ever taken a photo and thought to yourself, ”I wish I could print this out lifesize”? That’s exactly what I thought when my husband took an amazing shot of the sea last week. Well, I suppose my thought does have something to do with the fact that I’m currently decorating my bedroom and I’d been looking for some wallpaper for the feature wall.Having failed to find any wallpaper patterns or prints that I liked enough (that wouldn’t spoil the tranquil feeling of my all-white room) I was starting to think that our feature wall might just get a coat of white paint and be left bare.But when I was flicking through my photographer husband’s snaps from our Valentine’s Day walk on the beach, I came across dozens of images that would be ideal for a feature wall. Okay, I’d used a poster to cover my small bathroom wall with a seascape photo in the past, but how on earth can I possibly print out a photo that’s 2.8 x 2.5 metres in size? Continue reading “How to turn your photo into a giant feature wall mural” »


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The Never Ending Mural project in Ipswich

Over last weekend I went to the celebration event for the The Never Ending Mural project in Ipswich. This was a community-led project inspired by the Ipswich Art School Fundraising Appeal and brought to life by artist and curator John D Edwards (pictured below). The project began on Ipswich Waterfront in June 2011 with the help of more than 50 project volunteers, who have already spruced up the previously run-down docks area, which looked fantastic during this year’s Maritime Festival.

The exhibition that I attended this weekend featured the continuation of the Never Ending Mural onto the walls of the Ipswich Art School Gallery, as well as a wooden tree sculpture and gallery rooms of artwork from the contributing mural volunteers. Ipswich Art School continues to host weekly workshops every Wednesday 10:00 – 16:30 until 21st October, to offer further opportunities for artists & communities to participate in the ongoing creation of the Mural as it spreads across streets of Ipswich.

One of the pieces in the exhibition that I particularly enjoyed was by Fabiana Di Mascio. The artwork consisted of newspaper rolled into spirals and arranged on the canvas and is pictured below. I would love to buy one of Fabiana’s pieces and will be back to view the exhibition again while it continues to run at Ipswich Art School Gallery.

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