Swanger Family: Baby Room Mural

July 28 , 2006

Once upon a time

I promised two friends I would do a painting for their baby girl’s room.  Olivia was born on May 24, 2006.  I finally got around to it and well it isn’t a painting. It’s all in illustrator.  So Olivia Swanger watch out you will have a mural instead. :) Jeremy is going to output it somehow (we’re not sure how yet) since I don’t have time to actually paint this.

Everything means something

I started out making crows (Jeremy’s nickname)

Then I thought about Stephanie’s nickname, “tippy mouse” and Jeremy requested suffed animals so it made me think about the song “teddy Bear’s picnic”

I wanted to add some detail to the mouse sitting on the boat and used Baby Swanger (Olivia’s birthday) is on the boat.

Jeremy requested that Kiki the family dog be put in too.

So then we had to make sure “Tippy Mouse” wasn’t alone so I added “Duckie” who can’t swim that well so he has to use a flotation device.

And then “Ribbit” who likes to cause some trouble and loves to stick his tongue out and bait Duckie.

Jeremy asked for more animals so I thought I’d put my designrabbit logo into this as well and fishing in the pond (even though a vegetarian) and with another mischievous fish, “Fishy” spraying water at everyone.

So the last one I added a dragonfly and of course bees so one day Jeremy and Stephanie can explain the birds and the bees… it was too easy not to put them in. :)



Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 04.41 pm

Jeremy Swanger

This is AWESOME Cindy!  Thank you so much…  YOU ROCK!!!  :-D

um…  one more thought…  do you think it might need some Comic Sans in there?


luv ya,

jer, steph -n- livy


Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 04.42 pm


Not talking to you. No Comic Sans for this !


Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 04.43 pm

Daniel Morrison

You really need to find time to write some children’s books.


Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 05.33 pm


Very very sweet!


Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 06.02 pm

Molly E. Holzschlag

Cindy this is GREAT.

Love you :*



Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 07.20 pm

Ajay Batra

Nice! Can I get one, too? ;)


Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 12.24 pm


This turned out really nice! Good job. U rock!


Sun Jul 30, 2006 at 04.55 am


Molly: As always, love you too!
Ajay: Very funny!
Pernilla:Thanks! :)

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