Volunteering for Living Paintings by Judy Gibson
May 12, 2016

Judy Gibson Volunteer

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!

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