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MURAL 8 in Potchefstroom, South Africa
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POTCHEFSTROOM ........... ...I wasn't concerned about how things would unfold in South Africa. I wasn't sure what was in store for me, but I knew I was in good hands. As it turned out, the first mural was at my friend Coenie's church, the Suiderkruis Gemeente (Southern Cross Congregation), and you can't be in any better hands than that.

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After I arrived in South Africa, I learned that Coenie had been a little stressed about the murals. He wasn't sure where he'd be getting the paint for the projects. And, he really wasn't sure about hosting someone for a month who he'd really only spent an afternoon with two years ago. I don't think I'd ever have been told that second part if I was a difficult guest. And as far as the paint was concerned, that problem was solved hours after arrival in Potchefstroom. We went to two of the local paint stores and told them what we wanted to do. Between the two stores we had enough paint donated to cover twenty yards of murals in Potchefstroom and then continue painting in Swaziland and Johannesburg. Like I said, I was in good hands.
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at the beginning (and scroll for a bit later) Risking life for my art.
This was my first mural at a church. Since I have a huge Biblical clip art collection on my website, it wasn't a problem selecting art for the mural. The problem was narrowing down the amount of art to be used. The children,s worship room at Suiderkruis was fifteen yards long. I didn't bat an eye at that length. Been there, painted that before. It was quite a lot of fun to compile my art into a mural stretching from creation to Moses, on through the prophets and birth of Christ, and finishing with the second coming.
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It has been difficult to find volunteers for some of my murals. I soon learned that it wasnt too hard to find volunteers at a church. They came in all sizes, colors, and ages. Without the help of more than fifty people, the mural wouldn't have happened. Those painters included children from the local orphanage, teenagers coming in after exams, and a dedicated crew of talented men and women. It couldn't have been done without them and it certainly wouldn't have been as much fun.
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Yes, there was a second mural a whole lot of good food! Click here to continue on to page 2 but don't miss the newspaper write up too!
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