Monday, July 31, 2006

Sunday August 6th

1-4pm
Central Large Meeting Room
Mural Journey Begins

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I've invited a new member to the group--Amanda Hill. She's a talented home-schooler who's traveled the world. She lives a ways away, but she's going to try to be at the meeting on the 6th.

So, hopefully there is not much confusion. We won't be meeting this Sunday, tomorrow, the 30th since I can't be there and neither can Angel. The next meeting will be on August 6th. Same time--1 to 4 p.m. I think we've got the large meeting room, the one at the front of the library past the checkout desk, near the bathrooms.

I'll see you all the next Sunday, the 13th. I hope you all have fun. I'll try to remember to bring some pictures from my trip to Alaska.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Sunday's Meeting

I will not be working this sunday. A co-worker agreed to work for me so I can attend a young lady's (whom is very dear to me) birthday party with payton(my little chocolate boy)....

So our next meeting will be August 6th....

Get ready to paint!!

Have a good weekend.

Angel

Monday, July 24, 2006

mural images & links



this is a mural by one of the three most famous mexican muralists, Diego Rivera. His style is heavy in political symbolism, if anyone gets a chance take a look at this link.
http://www.peterlanger.com/Specialty/Details/Muralart/
We met again yesterday--July 23rd. Your sketches looked great.

The facilities people at the library are getting ready to hang the art rail in the teen room. The mural will hang from this.

I wish you much luck with the project. I'll see you in a couple of weeks.

--Kelly

Sunday, July 23, 2006

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized

Farah--pastry chef
Laura--novelist...& free flyer
Alicia--researcher....mircobiology...neurobiology...all the biologies
Selena--doctor....philanthropist
Luke---peace diplomat
Micheal--Poet

below and above are your sketches from today as well as the "coexist" image ryan was talking about...

It was a joy hanging out today--conversating and creating...

I will reserve the room for next sunday...come if you like...



Saturday, July 22, 2006

i posted some pics of murals to get the ideas flowing....
:-)

theme

we talked about the seasons...

do you think we should include spring in the mural...or
are we held up in "winter"...

has there been a rebirth since september 11th...

as Farah says...is world war 3 on the horizon?
Hey everyone....

So Farah definately rocks. Your perspective is honest and an honor to read...I hope we can make it apart of our mural!

I am excited to see you all here tomorrow. We will be meeting in the Gwendolyn Brooks room. It's small...but will have to do until August...the large meeting room was full until then.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

my view of 9/11th

well.. this is wht i wrote to Angel :D

Freedom is being able to live what your heart desires with happiness and peace..
If you ask me if Sept 11th, has effected me..
i would say it has, not only me.. but my family and muslims all over the world. And I could write a whole page of what had happened during that time.
Some people may not feel anything, but we felt that our freedom is vanishing slowly infront of our eyes.
I was still in an Islamic School during sept. 11th. It was supposed to be a normal school day, but it didn't.. at first there was this girl who started screaming of fear and talking about bombs and all, and parents were picking up their kids, and the school was quite empty and we had early dismissal . We went to our social studies room, and watched the news, i honestly thought that my teacher was showing us some kinda movie or something.. but it wasn't.. we were all frightened, scared, and some people even cried. By that time we all knew that our lives will not be the same like before, and we were right. Ever since that day, we could see a few police out side the school, and we also had a few days off because the school was being threatened by the "outsiders" . Teachers had to search for bombs before class begins.
Some Muslims females who covers up had to take off their scarf in order to keep their job, or to get a job.
When i walked where ever, i know that people would look at me, because of what i wear and i don't really care. But there were times when i saw people looking at my mother and i with full of hatred. I also remember when i was in a car, a guy passed us and showed me his middle finger to me and was saying bad things towards me.
We all know that the latest terrorist are calling them selves muslims, but not many knows that a true muslim wouldn't use violence to solve problems, we are not even allowed to kill bugs when they're not harming us, or to even cut a tree when we don't need to use it. But now days you will find alot of people who call them selves muslims, bt never practices islam. You are not a muslim if you jst pray , you have to live like a muslim in order to be one, cause islam is not just a religion, it's a way of life. Those terrorist may look like muslims, they may pray like a muslim too.. but killing them selves and killing the innocents is forbidden in Islam.
I can't really recall any major good things that had happened after sept 11th, only that my faith has gone stronger and i will do what ever to let people understand that all we want is peace, freedom and love among each other...
but i'm glad that now days, that some people are getting friendlier which is awsome, but i'm afraid that the war tht's going on right now may be a "world war 3" and everything will change again.. ;'(
so yeah.. every one has a diff. point of view after sept. 11th and that was my side of the story

Monday, July 17, 2006

Welcome to the Freedom Mural project. Thanks to all those who will be creating something wonderful.

We met yesterday. Talked about freedom and Sept. 11th. Generated some ideas.


Essentially, this is a place to communicate and share ideas.

As I promised, here is my contact information. And Angel's too. Feel free to call or e-mail us anytime.

Kelly Sime
(913) 495-2490
simeka@jocolibrary.org

Angel Dew
(913) 495-2490

dewa@jocolibrary.org



We'll see you back here at the library...
Sunday
July 23rd
1 p.m.