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December 3, 2009
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Samsung Techwin
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May 13, 2010, 10:39:10 AM
The City of Happiness by Wystro The City of Happiness by Wystro
"The City of Happiness is in the State of Mind"

This is a mural that I've just completed for my good friend Terri. We stuffed all of her hopes and dreams into a fantasy town based upon the Montmartre area of Paris. Neither of us have been there, so please excuse the extreme liberties that I've taken.

In the center, she has the shop she's always wanted. I have a big fantastic art gallery in the front right. In front of my studio are her parents walking arm-in-arm as they were on their wedding day in 1950. The woman and child at the flower cart are a memory of my friend with her daughter when her daughter was about ten. The bistro at the far left is a restaurant for her son-in-law who loves to cook with all of our friends present at the tables. And at the very far right of the picture are Terri and I dreaming of the paths our futures will take us.

I wish my camera were better at capturing the little details like the little birds bringing good fortune, but you can sort of make those out. Our friends also have little shops in the background, but that lettering would be very hard to capture.

The whole wall is 90" tall by 73" wide, painted in acrylic. This is about a 40" swath of the whole mural that doesn't include a railing in the lower foreground.

PS: You'll notice a light switch over the music store!

PPS: Here's a link to my WIP thread on "The Angry Crayon" [link]
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alexutzaarte Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
great work
Lillyanna-Windmane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
This piece is beautiful. I loved seeing your progress on it, it makes the final all the better! :)
Wystro Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
:hug: Thank you!
shutupsara Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
That is absolutely beautiful... I too wanna get in line to have awesomeness :P
Wystro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Thanks for the compliment, Sara =)
shutupsara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Just wanted to let you know.. I keep coming back to look at this again and again... it's really truly beautiful art. I am super jealous and happy that this exists lol... looks like some of the paintings from my dad's old french art books, like something from the late 1800's, early 1900's. Just wow.
Wystro Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Thank you, that means a lot to me! I must say that I was very sad to leave it when I was finished, but I have been promised visitation rights.
Faeini Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
wow , i saw some of this over at TAC and it was breath taking, knowing all the thought yall put in this makes it even more wonderful!
Wystro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
You're very sweet -- thank you!
Vanesse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah what she said! I'm so in line behind Evey.. you can pick whichever room you like.. I've got no preference :giggle:

Great work doll, its beautiful!
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