Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beautify Haiti, Project 1

So Praise God, i was able to paint a mural in Haiti!  It was like nothing else i have ever experienced.  One doesnt get to have options when in Haiti.  There's no Home Depot.  There's just a random room in some sorta house next to a hundred vendors staring at us white folks.  Thanks to a dear new haitian friend, Fritz, we managed to get paint. However, it was oil based.  Not the best for clean up (I had my hands cleaned with gasoline for the first time). The paint looked as if it had been sitting in a room for the last twenty years.

 I learned that tools and supplies are important, but they are not what create a piece of work.  It is our hands and mind that produce a work of art.  It really is a just a bonus of you have nice supplies.

So anyways, i documented the proces of the mural:

What we had to work with. 

Some of the boys wanted to help out.  It was pretty fun.

Ta da!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mural Potential

So, im going to Haiti, to and orphanage.  They asked if i could paint a mural.  I have never created one, but i said yes because i think it would be such fun! So this is my potential creation.  There might be a few modifications with the piece once it actually happens.

The concept behind this (other than giving life to a cement compound) is to remember our source.  God is our source, and our center.  He has given us living water.  God is the neverending source of living water and He is always supplying our need to keep going.  A river always pushes forth even if boulders are in its way, it moves it or works its way around it.  Life has many boulders, but with Christ we can always push forward and perservere.  The children in Haiti have experienced more boulders than we can ever imagine.  And i pray they can see this as a constant reminder that God is always with them. 

"If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him'"
John 7:37-38

Love Africa

One last pair of shoes before the big trip!