LOTS and LOTS of prep work goes into an event like the one we had last weekend!! For instance, we have to consider all of our projects, which of course have to be coordinated with all of my speaking topics, and then order ALL of the supplies, far enough in advance to ensure we have everything we need!! I knew I wanted to talk about the Wheel of Life from my Let's Grow planner and personal growth journal, and had to figure out how to tie that into an art project.
Ironically, when I was about to start working with the girls on lettering, a canvas showed up from across the street at MMPT that was painted by the kids in the clinic as a fundraiser piece to be auctioned for their friend, Braylon, who is currently in the hospital. It was a perfect opportunity for me to demonstrate bravery, and shun the pencil, and go straight for the paint pen!