Color On…. Together!

This post is re-blogged from another blog I write, New Life from Shards, about the creation of a community-built mosaic mural at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Byron and Bob hung the first mosaic panel in the Great Hall today!  

The Feeding of the 5000 mosaic wall mural designed by Lynn Bridge and created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Byron and Bob hang Panel 1 in the Great Hall.  (Jesus walks down the hillside toward the lakeshore.)

This afternoon’s efforts were a rewarding pastiche of jocularity, energetic scribbling, a sort of communion of the saints, and an art lesson thrown in.  Look and be amused!

Panel 3 design for The Feeding of the 5000 mosaic wall mural designed by Lynn Bridge and created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Young and old and in-between use colored pencils to color the third panel design. (Mid-day, Jesus is talking to the crowd on the lakeshore.)

mosaic wall panel design for the mural, "The Feeding of the 5000" designed by Lynn Bridge and created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Don’t stop now!

coloring the 3rd panel design for The Feeding of the 5000, a mosaic mural designed by Lynn Bridge and created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Youngsters left, but middlers and oldsters are still going. Colored pencil is built up and deepened by layer-upon-layer of gentle coloring. Notice the shading that is starting to produce the 3D effect.

Panel 3 design for The Feeding of the 5000 mosaic wall mural designed by Lynn Bridge and created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Here is a full view of panel three. (Jesus speaks while various members of the crowd relax, stretch, and wiggle on the landscape around him.)

Two blog posts ago, I mentioned a podcast, the subject matter of which was the social benefit of groups.  It is now available online from KUT, so click here to find it.  This is what we’re about- making contact, creating a community, and having fun together!

 

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