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.
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!