April 20th, 2015 BLOG- Under the Sea Mural – Time-Lapse video
we went from this …
to this ..
we went from this …
to this ..
After all that painting …
From the money raised from the sale of the Small Steps cards this year so far, as well as doing the new mural and re-stocking the dry food rations we were able to take all the boys to the cinema to see Maharaja Gamu (with snacks), we filled a whole cinema! Also money raised went to contribute towards new building work supplies, and to print more cards..
building supplies for this new development at the front of the home
The mural is finally coming together , just adding last touches
Before they turn the brush on themselves …..
resulting in some grubby faces
and very pretty toes
We are working on a new mural in part of the Sri Jinananda Home in Wellawatta
This is the wall we have been given to work with …..
After a base coat in shades of blues, every one gets to work drawing the fish and sea creatures of their choice
And then the colours go on…and on…and on…
We have been busy making new cards called the Small Steps series.
They will be the kids drawings framed in their own foot prints. So after a few very mess sessions with Jonathan along to help out, we will select 6 pictures in the end to make a small pack of blank cards, heres a taster of whats to come…
Email me to say how many you would like and your address , and then donate to the children at the home by pressing the donate button , or if you would rather make a BACS transfer let me know in your email and i will send you the details
TA DA! The finished pieces – in the end boys aged 9- 16 had had a go as the younger ones were so keen to get involved we didn’t have the heart to stop them .
We will be choosing 4 of the 15/16 year olds to take part in a weekly workshop to develop their new found skill . Then look for projects and commissions to hopefully provide them with some training and income in the future .
We are currently partnering with tile companies and cafes to recycle their waste beautifully , please get in touch if you have any ideas on this or would like to get involved – thanks for watching
garden decorations , coasters , hotplates and upcyled curd pots
All set up , the boys admired their artwork , and we had our first guest of honour, Chandrani the head of the home and one of the young monks documents the work
Big thank you to Mihiri, Lino, Lara an Leslie for all your amazingness !!
Today we manically worked finishing off as much as possible to have it ready to prepare our exhibition on Saturday ! I only managed one picture as I was up to my eyes in grout, but there are some gorgeous coasters , pots and mirrors and hotplate type things coming along. I think we are all seeing mosaics in our sleep now . Please come to the exhibition if you can, Saturday the 4th of Feb if you are around colombo the address is No1, Dharmarama Road, Wellewatte , its the Temple opposite the savoy theater, there will be lots of smiley faces who would be over the moon to see you and show off their work
Some beautiful finished and nearly finished mosaics
2nd day of the project went really well . I arrived at our usual start time of 3 pm, to find the boys had been hard at work scince 11 am! i guess they are enjoying it we have some beautiful things coming along , here is a little taster
Yesterday we started the mosaic project , arriving at our designated work space which smelt suspiciously of cow pat!
.. but in no time at all an enthusiastic bunch of helpers came to help clean up
Then the boys got on designing their mosaics in our lovely clean open air studio
…they put Mihiri straight to work cutting tiles to size and colour specifications, at this rate she will have one giant arm by next week
They got the hang of it quickly coming up with beautiful designs and started to gather a crowd…
Even the offending cow popped by to undo our good work from earlier …NOOOooo!
The mosaic project is a creative recyling project we are working on to recycle waste materilas such as -tiles, mirror, glass, bottle tops, badges , anything we can really, to create beautiful things and a chance to earn some money for the older boys living in the Sri Jinananda childrens home.
We will be blogging our progress as we go , if you feel you can contribute in any way , with materials, old furniture, or you want to come and join in please let us know.
Wish us luck !!