I had a very productive and enjoyable time in Miriam Vale despite the inclement weather. Cosmic the magpie and the Super Kids featured in a number of murals reinforcing the school values. A big thanks to the staff and students at Miriam Vale State School who’s enthusiasm kept me going in wet and windy conditions.
It was great to return to Blackall State School to work with senior art students recently. We tackled a number of large murals and braved freezing cold mid winter mornings. Students and staff were so keen to participate I missed most of my lunch breaks but it was very much worthwhile as the new art evokes thought, reinforces school values and celebrates Blackall's unique identity.
Once Mooshka received a revamp, it was time to get back in the Mural Truck and head to Coalstoun Lakes State School.
Sauce worked with the principal Mr. Reed a few years ago in Muttaburra, so it was great to reconnect with old friends and it was even better to see an early career principal leading the way and reinvigorating the school community.
After creating several murals throughout the school during the week, Sauce also squeezed in a 3D piece before his next stop, the Emerald Aquatic Centre.
The Cultural Arts mural is my second visit to Tambourine Mountain State School this year and it is always a pleasure to work with such an appreciative client. I first met Mr Smith in Blackhall, where he helped create a positive learning environment for Blackhall State School. Mr Smith and I planned this Cultural Arts mural to represent all the different artistic endeavors the school is involved in. The award winner school choir is even featured in the background. I need to give an extra shout out to the supportive tuck-shop personnel, as they put on a tasty spread for a working lad.
After completing several murals in 2004/05 it was great to return to Carole Park State School. Students have recently adopted the cat as a mascot. Caring, courageous and committed cats have many great attributes.