Author: Carrie

Community Mural

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I volunteered to coordinate the painting of a community mural for the Girdwood Center for Visual Arts (GCVA). That meant planning the design, doing the prep work and organizing the painting day. With the assistance of other GCVA artists and lots of community members, I got see my plan come to life a few weeks ago.

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This was my sketch for the mural. The plan was to create giant flowers that the kids (and adults) could color in with paint.

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The GCVA artist drew a few of the larger flowers and then the community started adding in other flowers and designs.

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The artists then outlined the flowers and designs with black paint to make the designs pop.

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It was a fun day and I was glad my mom was visiting – she helped with the priming and on painting day.

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Because it’s fun to see the progress – below are photos of some of the previous murals.

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2017-2019

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2015-2017

Ascend

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“There’s no glory in climbing a mountain if all you want to do is to get to the top. It’s experiencing the climb itself – in all its moments of revelation, heartbreak, and fatigue – that has to be the goal.” – Karyn Kusama

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Ascend (19” x 8”)

Seek Adventure

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she creates adventures : : she enjoys finding adventures

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

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She seeks adventure (5.5” x 9”)

Happy – Heart

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Happy (9” x 9”)

“We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.” – Mary Oliver

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Loving Heart (9” x 9”)

Dream Big

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she dreams of possibilities : : she follows her dreams

“Just dream big. Go for it. There’s nothing holding you back. You can have ups and downs, but if you believe in something, keep the faith; keep fighting. And don’t let people put you down.” – Geraint Thomas

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Dream big (5.5” x 9”)