Painting it Forward

“The Secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.” – Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

Today together with the team of Painting it Forward and The Daniel and Friends Fund we got the opportunity to improve on the present by giving some colour to the entrance of Tygerberg Hospital School.

Artists and Volunteers came together scraping the walls, in a wild dust storm straight out of the Sahara Desert. Once the prep work was done it was time to paint….nope it is not a mirage because once these walls are complete it will be an oasis of colour.

I got the opportunity to get inside an artists head by helping out…here I thought you needed to paint within the lines uh nope you can just splash it on and in the end it is art. There is method to the madness though and I got to go through the whole process.
(felt fortunate)


How to train volunteers how to paint haha I’m sure once this mural is complete the kids will know who these characters are…


…Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea?


Yip that’s right Spongebob Squarepants. It was a great experience to see these artists work come to life and know that you had a hand in it but the most rewarding part would be to see the faces on the childrens faces once the come back to school.


I am pretty sure they would be turned….


..Inside Out with happiness.

Thank you for the opportunity to Paint it Forward…for more info on the organisation follow them on facebook

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