Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Design. Sustainability. Nerves of Steel. Anticipation.

Well, well, well it’s been a while since the Muralistics have updated you all on what’s going on and I am honored to do so. On the first of February we were delighted to have our wonderful guest speaker, Mary Aldern, inform us on lots about the nature that surrounds us in the valley. She works in the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust where she helps to conserve the land and rivers, educate and recreate the outdoors (all here in the San Joaquin Valley). She spoke a lot on sustainability. Let me remind you guys what sustainability is, it is the ability to endure. So when Aldern spoke she spoke of humans achieving sustainability by finding a better more efficient way of living in our natural support system, the biosphere. So keeping our air and water clean and our soil healthy is another way we can achieve sustainability and keep our planet happy.

A few days later (2/3/11) was the first Thursday of the month, and this Thursday was a special one. A few of us went on quite the adventure. ARTHOP!  This is the time where us kids advertise ourselves. We haven’t done it in a while so when we begin we get a little shaky and our hearts beat real fast and we are at a lost of words, but we need to get the word out about this blog and that huge mural were doing. So we take in a big gulp of air and walk up to the art viewers and start handing out our fliers. Most people are nice to us but every once in a while there will be a grumpy soul that we encounter. It’ really fun after a while when you get into it, but personally my favorite part is seeing all of the local artists exhibit their work. It’s so interesting and amazing how much talent we have here in Fresno.

Now lets get down to business, here on this blog we haven’t talked much about this mural so you're all probably wondering what’s up with it. Currently we are designing three different murals, and of the three we will have our wall owner decide which one he believes will look best on the wall. We are just about wrapping it up on all three so it’s pretty exciting because once we get one of these idea approved we get to PAAAINT!

- Paris  Marie Jackson