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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

For my first Outdoor Wednesday with Susan
These are from one of our mission trips to Quito, Ecuador.

We went on a bus trip one day sight seeing and shopping.  The volcano in the back of the picture is almost never visible. We had a beautiful clear day.  The native indian woman in the picture with me climbs to this spot from her home half-way down the mountain.  Her legs were short stumps that didn't work.  She wears flip flops on her hands. To her the dollar or two we gave is like a days wages for the average worker. 
Quichua Indians

Makes me think twice sometimes about the amount people waste on just a cup of coffee. Then I look through the pictures I have painted in homes and am almost ashamed that I have added to the gluttony of this country.  
If you look close you can see the Quichua Indian woman sitting on the ground by our tour bus.  Her home was over the rail behind her.

I will go ahead and post a play room I did. These homeowners had a large home with a formal living room off the front entry.  When I heard her idea I almost froze.  Imagine coming into a half million dollar home and the first room being a jungle!  Better used than neglected.
 So...the client is ALWAYS right. 
 Enjoy your tour through the jungle.

This room was 20 X24 foot room and every wall was painted.

Here is a closer look at the tiger in the tree.  Although I love the large animals sometimes the fun is finding the smaller insects. 

The spider was just a snapshot of some of the smaller details. He (or she?) was about 2"

The vine went around the room  and had lots of twist and turns a great way to balance the heavy painting on the bottom of the room.

The black panther was probably my favorite.

And what would a jungle be without a leopard sneaking through the underbrush?

Finished...Their 18 month old was as enamored as his older 3 year old brother.     I'm sure they have had lots of adventures!


grey like snuffie said...

What a wonderful gift to be able to paint. Just think...using your gift allows you an opportunity into others homes where you can pray for them and perhaps it helps you be able to go on the mission trips...we are indeed a country of gluttony. Everyone in my family but me has done lots of mission trips...they always come home challenged about how we live. Finding that place of balance where God wants us is the challenge.

Ann said...

Deb, I love your post today. Your missions trips are always so interesting and challenging for all of us to reevalutate just whats really important. You are adding so much to the blogging world.

Under Her Wings said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for following my blog. I love your "jungle" and love the fact that you have been on a mission trip, as well. In His joy, Gloria

Riet said...

What a lovely post. The painting is beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Thank you for sharing your story and post. The mural is beautiful and I am sure the children love it. I do!

Baba said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for sharing your story with us on your mission trip.
Your painting on the walls is outstanding!!!

I admire talented people like yourself..Baba

Embellished Bayou said...

What a wonderful post, thanks for sharing.