When Beata Gliga (Australia/Poland) arrived on Tuesday afternoon, Ophélie Rodrigue (Quebec) and I were painting the front of the house red. Or Behr Marquee "100 MPH" to be precise. We tried to give Beata a chair to sit in and some iced tea to drink, but she was having none of that. Beata was too eager to pick up a paint brush and start helping.
Three hours later Ophélie and Beata were playing tic-tac-toe in red paint on Beata’s leg. Later that night Merijein Saperas‘ (Barcelona) plane touched down at LAX and she made her way over to the RULA campus. The next day the adventure began.
Merijein’s RULA Mural!
After our late morning "afternoon tea" we walked 3 blocks south on Alameda to the Montana Shop LA. Meri and Montana are both from Spain!
To my great confusion, there are 2 different companies that both make graffiti writing paint and are both named Montana! The Montana from Spain is Montana Colors and the Montana from Germany is Montana Cans. Apparently neither one is from Montana, the state. What did I know! 😛
If you want to know more:
- forum.12ozprophet.com/topic/66746-the-hole-mtn-vs-german-montanathe-real-story – this article sez Spanish Montana is the real thing and German Montana is a scumbag ripoff
- complex.com/style/2012/06/the-15-best-spray-paint-brands-available-in-america – this article sez that Spanish Montana is awesome, but that German Montana is the #1 graffiti writing paint in the world
Anyway, Jein bought some awesome Montana Colors (aka "MTN") to paint a mural she’d sketched out the night before. You can see her whole mural painting adventure here: