Yesterday was everything I had hoped it would be and more... Being in a city so big and so spread out I have seen on countless occasions some amazing events that weren't packed out as they should be. I was excited about today, I told all my friends, shared it on twitter, fb, instagram and more. I'd have whole conversations with complete strangers all the time about what One Spark is and what it means for our city. I checked into my shift around 2pm yesterday. There were several familiar volunteers faces that I've met recently on this journey. Everyone was getting situated and sent to their destinations, they were all smiling, excited and eager to help. Everyone has that buzz, that feeling that this is something awesome for us all and we are all thrilled to be a part of the very 1st one ever. I ended up manning the video camera for Kinnetic in front of the Hemming Plaza Pitch Deck which was also where the opening celebration took place. Several creators took to the stage to give their 15 minute pitch and people were intrigued. I saw people listening and cheering for these people who were pouring out their heart and soul describing these projects they have worked so hard on. To hear the different ideas in music, art, science and technology was exactly what I expected it to be and for that I thank you Jacksonville. I saw people chatting from every background in this city. People weren't concerned with your age, race, gender and more, they were excited to immerse themselves in this experience and support the people, the projects and our city. Yes Jacksonville, we can do this, we can be THE city we should be and when the world sees that the growth and opportunities are limitless...
Have you ever heard a song and just saw a visual in your mind as you listened? During the COVID 19 Pandemic I have found myself painting even more. Having created my whole life I'd never painted actual paintings on canvas. My medium has primarily been wood and glass, learning as I go with no real teachings from anyone other than hours and hours of playing with my Gramma's paints or watching my Mom draw. When painting my first canvas piece of a sunrise last year I immediately knew I needed to paint more on canvas. I grew up at a time where music videos were EVERYTHING. The effects, guest appearances and story lines mattered. When most songs from my teen years start playing I immediately see the video in my head and think back to what was happening in my life at that time and the impacts the music and more made on me. That's what art does. It comes in so many forms but it is always a part of the times. After painting that first canvas I was riding in the car one day and th
The atmostsphere is changing in the city & I am loving it....we should all B. supportive of each others dreams! We have our time and just because it's your time today doesn't mean it won't B. my time tomorrow. We can all WIN! Great blog! xoxo ~B.ReplyDelete
It really is changing and its awesome to watch the growth and be a part of something so amazing for our city B! All these people are out there not even competing but supporting each other! Thank you hun :DDelete