Saturday, September 13, 2008

Girl Scouts With Fantabulous Craftiness!!

DDs girl scout troop participated in the Wall Of Welcome project which was a collaboration between the neighborhood, an artist named Jean Graham and the PTA. Local businesses also contributed. The old wall in front of the Mini-Max was suppose to hide the ugly side of the back of the stores but over the years became ugly in itself. A bright artist that lives in this neighborhood had a great idea and wrote a grant proposal that was approved. Along with that grant and proceeds from the Violet Crown Festival, The wall of welcome was built. The history of the two neighborhoods, Crestview and Brentwood, are depicted on the wall. The artist also included members of the community such as troops, businesses and residents. She had groups of people come to her house in sessions to design, cut, glaze and fire tiles. The result is hundreds of tiles surrounding the main design. DD's girl scout troop was blessed with being able to contribute a tile. The process was amazing. The community came together, grew closer and made their little world a much better place. An appreciation of art developed in everybody.


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