Thursday, February 25, 2016

"My Artistic Journey - A Memorable Experience at the Pentagon"

A career as an artist can be an "INTERESTING" journey to say the least. I have quite a list of obscure and unusual things I've painted as well as opportunities that have been quite memorable!

Recently I was looking through some old photos and came across a fond memory of one of those memorable opportunities that took place at the Pentagon!

I was fortunate to participate as one of the instructors in the "Take Your Kids to Work Day" at the Pentagon. At the time I was an artist/ambassador for Plaid Enterprises and was beyond excited to have the honor to do this!

Military personnel as well as all employees at the Pentagon brought their children to celebrate the event.  On a chilly April morning over 600 hundred children attended and created a variety crafty projects in the Pentagon Courtyard. Numerous crafting stations were centered around courtyard circle that included t-shirt painting, scrapbooking, sun catcher painting, sand art and lots more.

Dads busy doing important work at the t-shirt painting station. I think they had just as much fun as the kids.

With the help of a wonderful group of volunteers and TARGET (they donated the shirts), it made for an awesome day for the kids and parents! 

                                    A few April showers couldn't put a damper on the event!

Lots of happy faces ! 


Just needed a little extra space to dry some of the t-shirts...why not on the Pentagon courtyard grass next to the beautiful tulips??  

I'm pictured here with Linda (from Connect and Join) who worked extremely hard to organize this event.  It turned out to be an awesome time for everyone and a day I'll never forget. After all, how many opportunities will I ever get to visit the Pentagon?  

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