St. Michaels Soldiers
a mural idea. I was thinking of painting wings, with a flag, and they were
excited to memorialize some first-responders that they knew and lost in the
It just so happened that a local philanthropist and business owner
decided to donate a 50 ft. wall to us for just such a painting!
What began as a 2 week project soon became 5 weeks as we dodged
daily rainclouds, wind and even a few cold-fronts, surprisingly in Florida!
I was contracted as the Project Manager, and actually took
sometime off from my PT work with another charity. With the help of several artists friends, The Green Cove
Springs Memorial Wall, #SMSHeroProject, is complete.
It is So special to honor these first responders this way, and the
families that lost them.
I can't express how enjoyable it is to work alongside some
of my favorite artist colleagues and see this come to fruition.
You can also see a video of the process Here.
Kathy Plante and I hand-painted the lettering in this plaque.
The temp dropped
down in the 40s so we had to delay it a few days since our hands were so numb.
you know what they say about Florida - "If you don't like the weather,
just wait a few days." So we did.
In addition to the St. Michael's Soldiers charity, they also run the Homegrown Kindness Project, in memory of Lindsey VanZant,
so we added that logo too.
the eagle on the top as a flag post?
Once the wall was completed the charity acquired a 200 pound
concrete eagle which was adhered to the rooftop, to be the top of the flag
Thank you to all who made this project happen!!
Artists included: Kathy Plante, Beth Haizlip, Lynette
Woodman, Lori Butler, Kim Hinkle, Alison McCauley,
and Andrea Sibilla
Thank you to PPG paints for
donating all the primer, paints and sealant!!
If you happen to drive
through Green Cove Springs the wall is on the corner of Palmer and US 17.
Here is an article about it in Clay Today.
is a post about our first Green Cove Mural project, just across the