Isabel and I started bright and early on Day 2 after realizing that "this is going to take a while" to paint. We've tentatively dismissed the project plan as it seems much more organic and comfortable to work on portions of the mural whenever it "feels right." I've decided that instead of consulting the project plan to gauge how far ahead or behind we are that I will gauged based on the percentage of the wall covered in paint.
Over the past two days we've attracted quite a crowd, from the patrons of the Duke Performance theatre to the various people on campus for the different events. Since the the mural is in on the ground floor of the union in an area with a glass wall it's hard not to feel like we're in a fish bowl on display. We've joked that this is more of a performance piece than solely a painting.
We took a brief break in the middle of the day to grab lunch at one of the cafes on Main Street. While there I was pleasantly surprised to run into a few classmates who were in town for a wedding. It was so nice to see them and somehow felt like no time has passed since we were enrolled in school. One joked that I looked exactly the same as when we were freshman. That just made me realize I should probably stop wearing my clothes from college :)