Monday, June 22, 2009

Rome Wasn't Built in One Day....

......but parts of it got painted in 4 hours!!

Tonight is the beginning of VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our church. This past week, the main backdrop to Rome was built and painted by various talented families (yours truly was was not involved in that portion of the set design/work). But the final buildings of Rome didn't get completed until yesterday afternoon/evening. Which means that the portion that I WAS asked to help with needed to be completed TODAY. No time for detailed work. Just slappin' some paint to give the illusion of pillars.

Please excuse the poor pictures. The lights had been turned off and I didn't feel like wandering through the "underground church's" passageway to try and find the main switches (the hallways have been blacked out so that the "leaders" of the different age groups can take the kids to the underground churches that the believers worshiped in). I had a hard time getting a decent angle as the "flags" have already been placed along the main church aisle that designate the different age groups. In other words~~~ these are lousy pictures and I'm not in the mood to try and take more!! LOL!!
The first picture has too much of a glare on it. I'd like to think that in real life the "roundness" of the pillars shows up better since the faint shadowing on the other side of the pillars has gotten washed out in the picture (by this time, the gal that is/was in charge of the set design was tired and HATING all things VBS and just wanted a little bit of paint. Preferably paint applied by someone else. She told me to leave my perfection at the door and just slap on some paint. I tried......)

I'm not sure what those nice circle glares are in the last picture. Who knows?!!

Here's the kicker to the whole project. My oldest DS has "outgrown" VBS and doesn't really want to be a "staff" member. My youngest wants to be with his older brother (which means he does not want to go to VBS either). Sooooo, I'm just going to hope that this qualifies me for a special jewel in my crown (and for those of you who know me....yeah, I know, I need all the help I can get in that department!!)

I'm still working on DH's father's day card. I just got the stamps Saturday night and haven't finished coloring the image. Luckily for me, the man is a gem and will only give me a hard time about my late offerings for the rest of my life (sigh..... or until I'm late with the next card for him!!)

Thanks for stopping by again today!! I'm off to do some coloring!

1 comment:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is super! what talent & artistry. very, very nice.

so? you gonna let the boys drop out of VBS?