Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Samira was one of only seven women photographed for this project. I am pretty excited for the year to end, so I can start the next step of the project. My goal, after I have freed up some time, is to go down to Heartside Ministry to the art studio to volunteer. I have Friday off from work, and I am hoping to volunteer there and perhaps run into some of the people I have "met" through this endeavor. I am really upset about not having any background stories about the people I am "spending so much time with" during the painting process. I really want to make a more personal connection through this, and cannot wait to be able to spend some time down there!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays! I hope that your holiday was as wonderful as mine was. I worked in the morning and came home to the wonderful smells of a lovingly prepared dinner cooking away in the oven. On top of that, I had a slumber party with my mom and sister's to look forward to that evening. This week as I was preparing to give thanks, I thought of all that I have to be thankful for this year and was overwhelmed with the amount of things I came up with! This project has really brought perspective into my heart! My hope is that as these portraits progress, people will feel something inside of them that stirs them into action. If anyone is looking for ways to help these beautiful people, please look into volunteering at any of the shelters downtown. They are always in need of help. Let's make a difference! We have so much to be thankful for, what can we give to share a little bit of that with others? This week I would like to introduce you to Victor and Scott. Please feel free to leave a comment :)
Friday, November 18, 2011
Check them out! Anyway, here is Tim. Tim with the beautiful green eyes. I will say a prayer for you today Tim! God bless you and help you to find your way!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Well, here he is.....DONNIE! I have officially started the painting process for ArtPrize!!!! My goal is to finish two paintings per week, and I am well on my way this week. I debated on the size to do....I couldn't go too large because of the sheer number of portraits, but they had to be large enough for the details of their faces to come through! I settled on cutting a piece of my watercolor paper in half and let that be it :) Here is the first portrait, of Donnie! Please say a prayer for him as you look at him! I know I did as I was painting. I feel as though I am going to get lost in wondering what brought him to this point of his life. I wish that we would have had more time to get to know everyone's story. One thing I do know is that he is at a point in his life where he is experiencing a rough patch, and could use your prayer. I hope that you will remember Donnie tonight as you cuddle up in your warm beds.