Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Wall Of Hope


Yesterday I showed you a sad wall, today I will show you a happy one. This colorful wall was built in one of our poorest sections of town. The disadvantaged children living there don't have as much hope as some others, but this wall is giving them that. The local elementary school and a local college got together and painted this wall. It is something the children can be proud of, something they made themselves. And knowing you made something good can do wonders for your confidence. This wall is every bit as healing as yesterday's was, but in a different way. For the people of yesterday's wall, there was no hope. For the people of this wall, there is. If you were painting such a wall, what image would you put on it? But the wall is only part of the story, I will show you the rest on my next post.


“God brings poverty and God brings wealth; he lowers, he also lifts up. He puts poor people on their feet again; he rekindles burned-out lives with fresh hope, Restoring dignity and respect to their lives— a place in the sun! For the very structures of earth are God's; he has laid out his operations on a firm foundation.”
1 Samuel

88 comments:

Karin said...

I just love murals like this! Delightful, joyful and like you said, hopeful and inspiring! Instills pride for sure!

I have often wished that graffiti artists would showcase their talents with something beautiful and delightful, rather than using their creative skills to deface!

Chatty Crone said...

I too love this mural. I think it is bright and cheerful and would help the morale of the people who lived in the area.

A good way to use the wall.

Sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How awesome... I love it... The children in that neighborhood will also love it.....

Hugs,
Betsy

EM Illustrator said...

I love this happy wall! :)
Hugs,
Eva

Annmarie Pipa said...

We volunteer in a shelter for the homeless...the walls are so beautifully painted they give beauty to a street full of trash.

BlueShell said...

Very, very nice!
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. Matthew, 11:28
Hugs
BShell

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

How neat is that? I love it! I think this will make lots of children smile!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a fabulous idea! The children who took part in this project can see their work every day and be proud of themselves. In fact the whole neighborhood should be proud. I'm looking forward to the rest of this wonderful story.

Ann said...

we are getting more and more esp, I was also looking at A WALL TODAY. I will post it, not S COLORFUL AS YOURS. (SORRY FOR CAPS, BORROWED MY HUSBAND'S NEW LAP TOP. AND NOT FAMILIAR.)

What did you do with your grands in the special weekend.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love how colorful it is. What a piece of art!

Cindy said...

Thank you, hope we all need at times. This wall mural is beautiful. The colours are rich and I can why the children would be so proud. I'm seeing more of these this year than any in the past. It sure is nicer than graffiti
Take care,
cindy

Nature Rambles said...

The children must have had so much fun doing that up! Livens up the neighbourhood!Loved going through your last posts. It's just that I haven't been able to spend time at my computer. Erratic power supply at my end!

Maple Lane said...

What a wonderful idea.

Ma said...

How bright and lovely. Can't wait to see the rest of the story.

Sandra said...

great for the kids to work together with adults to create this and it makes the neighborhood bright and happy, a fantastic idea. hope others do the same thing. just looking at each photo makes me happy and brings a smile to my face. if i were doing a wall, it would be trees and dogs and parks.

Remington said...

AWESOME!

Arti said...

What a sight! So so colorful, loved it.
Have a nice day Ginny:)

Linda said...

How gorgeous! I love the colours...so sunny and happy. I also love your header. Thanks so much for sharing, Ginny!

Filip and Kristel said...

Very nice, I saw a similar wall at a school in Munich.

Greetings,
Filip

George said...

I really like this wall. It's colorful and truly full of hope.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a beautiful wall! The paint the students used is so bright and vivid and their images are so innocent. It certainly instills feelings of hope!

Thank you for all your sweet comments about my daughter's wedding. It was a beautiful day and we felt so blessed with happiness!

Ann said...

what a great project and the wall is so bright and colorful. If I was painting an image of course it would be Duke. That's the happiest image I know :)

LV said...

Ginny, as always you share some of the most interesting things. I love this one. I am going to feature you on this week's Pink Saturday.

Shug said...

Awesome! We have a wall in our area, that is similar...
Just seeing the brightness of the wall should bring lots of happiness to many people...
great job by many hands I am sure..
hugs

Connie said...

What an awesomely inspiring project! I would not change a single brush stoke, it is perfect. Perfectly up lifting & Excellent!
Thank you for sharing this and thank you for following my blog. What a lovely lady you are. May the good Lord bless you with an outstandingly marvelous day tomorrow. Connie :)

Annie said...

The traveling wall is deeply moving. We saw it when it first started going around many years ago. Now we drive to Sacramento from time to time and visit the memorial there.

This wall is filled with so much hope and possibility. The children are so happy. Thre is so much handholding. One can't help but smile.

missing moments said...

Love the idea of a happy wall! So nice!

SweetMarie said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the fact that the kids can see it and it's not going away. It's full of joy with all those smiles. I would add trees and animals.:)

Ann said...

The sand dunes, 6 storeys high, 2 steps up, 1 step slipping down. Very hard work, but the husband likes it.

Becky Jane said...

I would paint my family because they are my greatest hops.

LC said...

i don't think I could paint anything more hopeful than the efforts of these children. Bright colors, imaginative flora and fauna, engaging people, and the endearing lettering revealing pride in their school. Great post.

Rose said...

This is so colorful...makes one happy just to look at it.

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