Since we had to cancel a couple of the previously planned community paint days for various reasons, we were so happy to be able to add one in last minute, Saturday, August 8. This part of the wall is on the neighborhood side of Trenton Street, and since it is so close to traffic, we asked for only volunteers 12 years old and up due to safety reasons. We made an exception for one young artist so that she could paint her drawing that had been chosen to be part of the design.
Getting started. We had five full panels of drawn images that needed coloring.
Giuseppe and Whitney are local students and friends who came out to help just for the fun of it. They were such delightful helpers! (Sorry if we misspelled your names!)
Courtney actually lives on Trenton street and has come down to help paint several times. He's a super cool guy!
Mrs. Donna is a retired school teacher and was a joy to work with. She has taught at several schools that participated in this project including Kiroli and Highland.
This couple was so sweet and did a great job painting. (I'm so sorry but I cannot recall their names. Please let me know so I can add that on here.)
Kayden adding details and line work.
Local artist Ian Blaylock lent his talent to some detail work as well.
We had all of our paints and supplies set up across the street in front of Malibu West Apartments. We are thankful for how cooperative they have been the past week or so, letting us use their electricity and parking lot.
Audrey is a seven year old artist who got to come out to paint the image she had drawn. We love her picture of a little girl playing with her dog. Such a sweet girl!
She painted the girl pretty much all by herself. Mrs. Donna painted the puppy. They were a great team!
Bethany has been such a great blessing to us! She has helped with our community garden and has been so supportive. She's a good painter too!
Brooke painting the little "bubble car" that we have loved from the first stages of this project. So cute!
This was Natalie's second time to volunteer. She does a great job every time.
Usually I'm behind the camera, but I asked Brooke to catch a pic of me as proof that I was there.
Such a great group of helpers! We had just enough volunteers to finish coloring in all five panels just in time to get packed up before the day got too hot.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out! We had a wonderful (and productive) Saturday morning. We are beginning to get close to the end of this project so if you have been wanting to volunteer please let us know!