Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brick By Brick


Continuing on from yesterday's wall post, here is the rest of the story. Not only did they make the wall, but they made a community garden! They surrounded it with large bricks and the kids got to paint what they wanted on the bricks! The brick bordered garden sits right in front of the wall. And there is a swing set there, too, for the kids to play on. Now these kids who live in the drabbest and poorest section of town can swing and play while they look at their own works of art displayed proudly, and their garden, which gives them something to look forward to. As Martha Stewart would say, it's a good thing.


“God is building a home. He's using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he's using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together.”
Ephesians 2

32 comments:

Nature Rambles said...

Ginny, that's truly wonderful! It's a joy to see all that art so beautifully displayed. I wish we had something like that in our city as well.

Ann said...

I read some where, the first thing Chinese girls draw are flowers. I LOl when I see the turtle.

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Maple Lane said...

What a great idea!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh that is definitely a good thing. These children are so lucky. The folks who organized this and got it going are very special. They have given the children hope.

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

I love all the artworks! The kids sure had FUN doing this. =)

pembrokeshire lass said...

I so needed that this morning!! Thank you. Love the coloured bricks and plaground but your Bible quote was spot on!!!! Joan

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those bricks are so cute! I should have my boys paint bricks for the garden :-)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I missed yesterday's post so had to go read that first...

This is absolutely incredible!! What a treasure you've shared with us Ginny. I loved reading about the wall and the garden...all thanks to you.

Rhonda said...

Wonderful thoughts Ginny, being used as a brick for the Kingdom of God....I think those bricks are "way cool"....Happy Thursday Ginny..

Sarah (Nikki) said...

this is soo cool!!!! And love the scripture at the end.

laurie said...

this is just the best,beautiful, I love this!

Darlene said...

What a fantastic idea! It sure makes for a lovely and colorful area.

Bobbi said...

I love this!! So colorful and fun!!

Glenda said...

What a wonderful idea! It's great that the children can see their beautiful work!

Sandra said...

fantastic story. and i see a play house in one of the photos. great idea on the brick painting. a bright cheerful environment for them to play in.

Stephanie V said...

What a good thing that truly is! The kids can really take pride in what they've accomplished. Love those bright colors - kids' art is so happy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is such a wonderful way to give these people,young and old alike a place to call their own.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, As a retired educator, I love seeing kids' work displayed. It gives the children a sense of accomplishment and purpose. It also helps lessen vandalism. Have a super nice day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat, Ginny... I'm so impressed with this endeavor... It involves kids helping kids... Can't get any better than that!
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

A lovely post with great photos. Children are amazing and I enjoy looking at their creations.

Annmarie Pipa said...

it is a good thing!

Becky Jane said...

These bricks are so fun! it gave me an idea of something I want to do outside at our new house.

Remington said...

AWESOME!

Ann said...

That is really cool, so colorful.

Karin said...

Love this idea! Wonderful, warm and positive difference!!

LC said...

Such a good news story and photos. Yes, it continues to spread hope in hearts beyond the neighborhood,too. And regardless of our circumstances, we can all use some hope.

reanaclaire said...

Great work... the kids will surely love what they have done.. this should be practised everywhere...

George said...

This is a marvelous project. I really like what has been done with this playground.

SweetMarie said...

This is a wonderful thing! I just love it! Positive actions like this need to spread. :)
Such a sweet and hopeful post!

DawnTreader said...

Love the painted bricks and the wall! Just the thing for a playground.

Chatty Crone said...

I don;t know the town you live in - but I love it - it is so colorful and looks like the community is a great one.

I love the painted bricks.

sandie