"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

5.23.2010

Grafitti Grad Party






Look what they did!!!

I love it!!

This side of the barn partially faces our home so we can see it. I convinced my husband to let them do the side not just the back as there were lots of vines on the back of the barn. He said, "if you don't mind seeing it". If I don't mind, are you kidding!! I want to see it!!!

I want to do the rest of the barn!!!

They did this in semi-darkness too. The party did not start till 8pm. I did not get pics of them in action, I so wish I had!!!! It was so fun to see my daughter enjoying herself, dancing, and laughing. The kids had a great time!!

I must tell you I am pooped!!!! Between the wedding rehearsal dinner and grad party I am totally wiped out!!! Monday is graduation day!!!! At least I have a day to recuperate!!

24 comments:

Janet said...

FANTASTIC!!!! And how nice that your daughter has such a cool mom! Not every parent would let kids graffiti over a wall.

Diane said...

LOVE IT!!

Erin Butson said...

What a fun mom you are... love it. that's the kind of mom i want to be.

Jennifer said...

That is SO neat... I love it!! :)

Butterfly Works said...

Mar, what a great job they did and I know they loved doing it...what a memory for your daughter....You will probably never want to tear that barn down now....That just just a very cool idea......
Hugs

Martha Lever said...

What a fabulous idea!! And how wonderful it is!!! You will treasure it forever. You should put some varnish over it to preserve it!!! I know you are tired. Just rest and bask in the wonderfulness of it all!

Lisa said...

How fun Mary : ) What a busy weekend you had : ) Glad it all turned out for you.

Manon Doyle said...

That is so cool!! What a blast!! I would of so loved to participate!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

YOU ARE THE MOST AWESOME MOM !!!! ....and what a wonderful gift of a party you gave your daughter. She will forever remember this day and how she and her friends got to have a grad party like no other! Make sure you post a picture again after you finish it with your own graffiti!

Just Be Real said...

I love it! Love the brilliant colors! I would wear this on a t-shirt. ;)

Denise said...

That is fantastic, love it.

Say It In Color said...

Oh Mary, what a fun thing to get to do and then to get to have the memory stare you in the face each day....just lovely!!! Also the flowers for the rehearsal dinner....brings back so many memories of my daughter's wedding we did outside....my friends did the flowers in a friend's barn...with so much creativity, things always turn out wonderful, wonderful....just like you have here with the bright and pretty flowers....your whole blog fed my soul today....and I didn't know about your toe....will pray for your recovery....oh, how we need our feet and hands!! I am so behind getting the new room to my store added....really pushing the little helpers I have that come after their regular job....and then we are doing a lot of it....scarey but fun starting a new venture to add the the gallery....wish I could pick a few of your talented brains....but getting it done....can't wait to post soon....I'm pooped too....I can smell the coffee brewing....I'll be right over to put our feet up on the railing and rock a little....maybe a nap too....love you and all that you represent....wish you were my neighbor!

Sandy..... said...

Hi Mary~! I just found your blog today by suggestion of my google reader, and I've enjoyed spending the time reading it. I've added your blog to follow. I love the barn~!

Bren said...

Mary, you are one incredible lady! How you pulled off this double hitter in the space of a week is beyond me, no wonder your pooped!
I love your new graffiti barn, and I think doing the rest of the barn up in style will be inspiring and unique!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

You really gave those kids a memory! What a gift!

Megan Hoover said...

you are so cool...memories to last a lifetime!! Glad you made it through! Rest, dear. You've earned it!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

How fun is that! I bet they loved doing it and made some memories they will remember for a long time.

jgr said...

I love the barn! Hope you get some 'down time' soon!

Buffy said...

Love it,it looks like so much fun,I wish I could have done some.I'm glad your daughter had a great time,and I bet you are tired,it makes me tired just reading about it. try to enjoy graduation.

lori vliegen said...

fabulous, mary.....ab-so-lute-ly fabulous!!! i'm wondering if i could convince the "graffiti gang" to come over here and decorate the side of my house!!! xox, :))

sarah said...

this is soooo cool. Ideas for me for my girls when they get to their grad night...You are a cool mom....

Sherry said...

what a wonderful idea!!
and how much fun to do that - good one Mom

Vicki said...

You know, I've been meaning to get over here to your beautiful blog - so glad I did! This is fabulous. What fun! Bet the party was a blast, Mary!

DJ said...

Mary,
Thanks for being such an inspiration to me. I know you touched the lives of those kids by letting them be creative in a way that most adults wouldn't allow.
For your next gathering: Paint-dipped tennis balls thrown against a surface look like big paint-gun splatters. (My high school art students loved it!)
Need to go catch up on your newer posts...
Hugs~