Since painting the confetti hearts wall and the confetti stripes wall last year, my dad has been determined to get me to paint a wall in our hometown Columbus, GA. And after about 4-7 weeks of staying home with my parents, he found a great wall in their downtown, figured out the logistics, and encouraged me to paint a mural on it. As an artist who strives to create art that fills you with sunshine, I hope the confetti sunshine wall, which combines color and text that reads "be the sunshine," brings you a moment of joy in a world that doesn't feel so bright right now. To me, "being the sunshine" means extending kindness, love, and joy to others with the intention of brightening their world.
Right now, I see the power of sunshine more than ever. I've been inspired by the healthcare heroes, the grocery store cashiers, the food bank volunteers, and everyone else stepping up to help in this time of need. Whether you can extend sunshine in small or big ways, it matters; something I hope all my confetti walls show you. I think sometimes the little things we do in everyday life (calling a friend to check in or bringing a neighbor food) feel insignificant, but it's like a piece of confetti: alone it looks unimportant and small, but, together, they ultimately add up into something big, bright, and beautiful. Your small acts of love can add up too. When you look at the confetti sunshine wall and read the reminder to "be the sunshine," I hope that's the message you take away: that you can make a difference by being the sunshine, by doing good, in small ways.
You can visit the mural in downtown Columbus, GA at the corner of 12th St. & 2nd Avenue (Across the street from the Ralston building and behind Bare Roots). I'm working on getting it added to Google Maps so you can easily locate it.
I'll have prints, mugs, and other gift items inspired by the mural available by the end of May. You can be notified of their availability via email here.
Thanks for following along and take care!