Hi Judy here,
My fifth anniversary with Living Paintings will soon be here. In June 2011 I went to a church fete and happened to see a practical display of how the painting was done for the children’s tactile and audio books at Living Paintings.
Previously I had seen newspaper articles asking for volunteer painters to come forward, but really wasn’t sure that I as a watercolour painter had the appropriate skill level. Once I saw the painters in action, I knew I could do it – and I have loved doing it ever since.
The “working hours” are so flexible. Come in for 2 to 3 hours in a morning or afternoon (or both!) on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. It’s that simple. And if something else crops up, just let Sasha know. It’s an easy-going atmosphere with friendly and welcoming people of all ages.
But, having said that, once we all start painting, the concentration level is enormous. We certainly get through a lot of paint! And when there’s a deadline on, everyone pitches in to make sure it’s met.
For me, it’s been (and continues to be) a wonderful experience. I’m so glad to have gone to that church fete!