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Thursday, 5 September 2013

IT'S TO SAVE THE PARK

First a little about my day painting in Botanic Gardens on behalf of the art club I belong to.  Churchtown is a small village and it is a small park near where I live and where the art club is. It was the first time they had a Victoria Fair and it was to raise money to help maintain the park, which shouldn't really be the volunteers task!  Some people came in Victorian Costume. And then a nice story, so please read to the end.


 This is not a proper painting, I just painted the odd person who was standing in front of me. They just looked at the brass band playing then moved on.  So they were quick studies.

And this is me!  I had painted all of the previous day at our exhibition so what a lovely arty weekend.  Here is what I managed to do in the afternoon I was there.



Here is the nice story.  Five youngsters about 10ish, were asking me what was going on in the park, they usually went there and didn't know this was going on.  So I explained that the volunteers were trying to raise money to keep the park looking nice. We talked for a while and then one of them asked the others for some money and they raised the grand sum of 40p between them.  Then one with a sad look in his eyes said 'It's to save the park'.  That was what I call a special arty moment.  It made my day and I will remember those children whenever I go to the Park. Now that IS special! I hope they grow into lovely adults.

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  1. What a lovely day and a heartwarming moment with the youngsters! xx

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    1. I wish they knew just what I thought of them.

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  2. What a lovely day you had and kids can be great can't they?! Nice to see Mr Cooooo again - I need to put the album together of the cooos - can I add yours even though you say it's a failure? And what does NBG stand for?

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    1. Yes it was a special day. Yep, you can use Mr Coooo, I also have done one in brusho and ink! I loved him really. NBG stands for No Bloody Good!

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    2. hahaha that's what Gary guessed it might be lol! Well you've redeemed yourself with the brusho version! It's brill!

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    3. Thanks Sharon, the brusho was more fun!

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  3. Am sure they will grow into lovely grow ups Polly... makes you have faith eh? There are a lot of good young people around and it makes me quite mad to read some of the bad press they get... lovely story and good to do some plein air painting... something I need to try more of!!

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    1. I think it's nice to tell people about great young kids, I have told the art club, my family and friends, and now you my dear virtual friends. Now then, before the bad weather comes you could do a painting a day outdoors!!!!

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  4. Nice sketches! I love the story. It is nice that the kids took such an interest.

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  5. Lovely when children say and do worthwhile things like this. I am sure they will always be lovely people. Nice seeing the photo of you in action, whilst rading I thought you were going to say they offered you the 40p for your sketch!!!

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    1. If I'd taken 40p for the sketch they would have been ripped off!!!!

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  6. Dear Polly:) Sometimes children make your day! And these did:) So important to keep these beautiful parks open for public. They make you relaxed on a bussy day. Lovely photo's and I don't agree with your failure! I love the spontaniously in it. Have a wonderful weekend my friend:)xxx

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