Live Art Competition
4 hours to create a painting on location within a boundary
This church provides services like meals, clothing, shower facilities to many homeless people
Quite a few of them came over to see what I was painting..
A smiling Sheila with broad strides had been a client 15 years ago
She had been widowed sudddenly with three little children
The church gave her meals and a place to have some human contact
The floor needed sweeping one day
And Sheila volunteered...
She was handed $10 for the hour she would have worked for free
"You mean there is a position open for an hour's work everyday for 5-6 days a week?"
Sheila remembered how excited she was to get an extra $50-$60 per week
She's now been promoted to manager of the homeless program
And still volunteers many hours
I can just see her oozing with gratitude
"There are no thieves and angry, hungry people on the street therefore.. "
And I was grateful for the friendly, gentle, streets people who came to talk to me..
They were generous with their compliments and they were free to share their stories
I was never too busy for that..
Never too busy to be touched by their humanity... ❤️