Yesterday morning while my family was sleeping I went to the library to create the mural for the Jr Artists' Workshop next weekend. This year's Summer Reading Program theme is 'Making' and when I mentioned it to the kids at the last workshop immediately they suggested a factory. At first all I envisioned was filth and grey concrete but then I realized the brilliance of it...I love the how open minded kids are and am so grateful to be able to work with them every month. So my illustration of a factory includes books and rainbow smoke and flowers. I think they'll have a great time painting it.
I have to say I'm so grateful for the support the library's art program gets as without it we wouldn't be able to do so many things. Airdrie Paint & Decor supplies miss-tints of acrylic paint, Fulton's Home Hardware supplies primer, and Rona supplies brushes and drop cloths. Co-op and Good Earth Café supply refreshments for functions like the School Art Gala, library volunteers help set up, clean up and assist the kids and, of course, so many local artists supply their time and talents. I feel so very fortunate to be able to offer this program to our community.
As I was about to leave I realized I was missing something to showcase the Airdrie Public Library, so I added a little flag with APL on it...it will be purple (love that it is our colour) in the finished images next week.
AIRdirondack Art Project