Sri Lanka Card Project

October 12th, 2016 Jungle Mural

Following on from last years under the sea mural, this year we did a huge Jungle mural and it took ages! It was lots of fun and  or course very very messy . Below is a time-lapes of the whole thing

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To this ..

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Photos thanks to  Kesara Ratnavibhushana



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March 21st, 2016 Card sales funds -Day out and a new maga mural- full post to come soon but in the mean time heres a peek

….heres a peek at some of the fun we have been getting up to with the money raised from card sales.

Day out of swimming and sports


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New Mega Jungle Mural

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April 20th, 2015 BLOG- Under the Sea Mural – Time-Lapse video

we went from this …

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to this ..

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March 31st, 2015 BLOG – Cinema Trip

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..

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building supplies for this new development at the front of the home

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March 27th, 2015 BLOG- Under the sea mural

The mural is finally coming together , just adding last touches

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Before they turn the brush on themselves …..

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resulting in some grubby faces

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and very pretty toes


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March 24th, 2015 BLOG- New mural paint starting

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



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And then the colours go on…and on…and on…

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February 2nd, 2014 BLOG- New greeting cards on the way!

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…

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December 4th, 2012 BLOG- theres is a handful of xmas cards left from last years designs on special offer , just let us know how many you want and donate as much as you like

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

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February 10th, 2012 BLOG- Finished artwork and exhibition

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 !!

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February 9th, 2012 BLOG- setting up the exhibition

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February 3rd, 2012 BLOG- day 6 – finishing off


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

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February 3rd, 2012 BLOG- 5th day on mosaics

we came up with a cunning plan to distract the little ones to young to mosaic out of the workshop , Gave them a pot of paint and let them restore the old mural we did a few years ago that was looking a bit tired. Then we started experimenting with different items , like baubles and cold curd pots while Mirihi mastered grouting 

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February 1st, 2012 BLOG- TA DA!


Some beautiful finished and nearly finished mosaics 🙂

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January 31st, 2012 BLOG- Mosaic project day 3

After Lots of hicups , a second cow, loosing my sock to the cause (turns out it socks make good grout cleaners apparently) and some very dodgy instructions from me as I discover my cave woman Sinhala speaking skills do not extend to grouting methods. We some how miraculously ended up with things which are starting to resemble (almost) finished mosaics….

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January 29th, 2012 BLOG- 2nd day of mosaic-ing


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

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