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I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad (Train Murals – Part 1)

When I was a kid, I remember singing, “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad…all the live long day.”  I hadn’t thought about that song in years!  Until recently, when I really was working on a railroad for days on end, as I painted Train Murals for my church’s Kid’s Ministry.  After years of worshiping in a school gym, we’ve moved into our own building, and I was asked if I could paint a mural or two to make the children feel as if they’re going on a journey aboard “The Grace Express.”  Well, fire up the locomotive and say no more!  I spent six and a half weeks getting completely carried away with trains, a train station, railroad tracks on the floors, props, etc.  There’s so much, I decided to take you on a video tour before breaking it down into individual blog entries.  All aboard!

After seeing this video, be sure to see how these train murals came together, beginning with the Train Station.

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6 Responses to I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad (Train Murals – Part 1)

  1. Sylvia Sotelo May 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    Wow, that was a huge project but one that is for such a good cause. God gave you the talent and you used it for his glory. Every room is sooo beautiful Marcy!

    • Marcy May 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks, Sylvia. I had so much fun doing it. The hardest part was having to stop at some point! Lol.

  2. Dennis Quintana May 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Wow that’s a lot of work!!! Good job!

    • Marcy May 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

      Thanks, Dennis!

  3. Sally V. Quevedo May 14, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    Soooo amazing! Bet everyone, especially the kids, love it!
    You are truly a blessing to your Church.

    • Marcy May 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks, Sally. One of the kids compared it to Disneyland! Talk about making my day!!!

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