November 11, 2010





Thank you !

Veterans
and active Military !



I am part of the Young Women's program at church, these days.

it's a busy calling

.....and I love it.

I teach 3 Sundays a month, which is my assignment.

But I also like to do artwork and decorate and other stuff, so...

this month, my calling got soopa bizzy

The youth are gathering toys to send to a US hospital in Afghanistan.

Among the wounded US (and some Taliban) soldiers, there are some brave little Afghan children who have been caught in the crossfire.

The walls of the hospital are bare and cold, and my job is to change that.

First, I drew up a design containing American symbols
that would warm their heart
and remind them of home.

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Then, I cut down and hemmed a canvas drop cloth
into a 6' x 9' canvas banner.

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A coat of white primer prepares the canvas for paint.


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Next, transferring the drawing onto the banner,

with the help of my projector/enlarger.


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I am doing all the lettering, since that can be tricky

then I will label sections for the youth to paint,

kind of like a giant paint by number.


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We took a photo of the entire youth group to iron on to the banner;
two of the girls have a father who is a doctor in the Afghan hospital.

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve AND do what I love....art.

Next Tuesday is painting day.

I am excited to see the finished product!




6 comments:

Marci said...

When you told me about this I thought it was such an awesome idea! I can't wait to see the finished product!!!

Brittany said...

I agree with Marci, it's awesome! How fun for the youth, I can't wait to see their painted product.

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Diane, you are just an amazing, gifted woman!

Lynnie said...

Jenny is right, you are gifted! I like your idea, your drawing, your service, and your enthusasm.

Grammie Star Wars said...

What a fabulous treat for everyone!!!

Thank you for your talents.

;.)

Stefanie said...

That is very impressive. Can't wait to see the finished product.

I know YW's is busy .. oh boy do I know. =o) I just got called to be YW President in our ward and there are days when I have to sit back and take a deep breath and think, "it's not forever .. this won't be crazy like this forever." It's been a little too busy at times, but I really do love it. We'll need to start swapping ideas.

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