The past two weeks, I have been in touch with the owners of the building which I plan to paint on soon. They haven't decided on a wall which they would allow me to paint, but I plan on meeting with them again in the next week or so to talk more. I also have been compiling a group of family, friends, and peers who all volunteered to help paint. I hope to get the painting done in April, when it will hopefully warm up. As far as funding for paint and supplies goes, I don't have it as of now. As I talked about in my last post, two possibilities for raising money would be to hold a fundraiser or ask friends and family to donate money. I still haven't decided which technique I will use to raise the money I need and I plan to decide within the next weeks and earn the money.
As the end of the school year draws nearer, I have been thinking about what the theme of my speech will be. While reflecting on the lessons I have learned through this project, I was reminded of all of the times this school year that I felt like giving up. Time and time again, I had to find different ways to remind myself the purpose of my project and the positive impact the outcome of this project could potentially have on others. Although I haven't decided on the topic of my speech yet, I am thinking it will have to do with making your mark on the world, how everyone has the potential to make something great, and never giving up. I know that these all have been key themes throughout the process of painting a mural.