Along with the mural was a sign that was placed on the outside of the building with the words “Carson Reading Room”. I decided to paint two children holding a banner with these words, giving it some color as well as tying it in with the mural theme just inside the door.
I guess it is apparent how much I love doing children’s murals. I think it is my nature to paint in a whimsical fashion, so it comes easier for me. In my fine art, I struggle with this natural desire, as I wish
Today was the dedication/ceremony with Dr. Carson attending, as I was graciously invited to join the event. I was so impressed upon meeting this legendary, giving man, along with his lovely wife, Candy. What an inspiration they both were for these children, as they provided funding to create a room dedicated to these curious, developing minds. With a book to read, young minds can journey into a new story – into another world … into anything is possible.
The ceremony was sweet and simple, with the much dedicated Principle, Mr. Kerry Hamilton, (pictured right) guiding it along, joined by some staff members and teachers, as well as an attending Houston Chronicle journalist/photographer
(Brett?), capturing the event. Hope to post the link to an article later.
As I contemplate getting back into my studio, a part of me still has one foot in the door of the imaginary world in the Jefferson Elementary Reading Room, while the other is ready to place itself back into ‘The Unseen’ – a series on immigrants/migrant workers living and working in this country. My inner child deeply loves this work, as it challenges and satiates my creative voice – my need to commutate a message.