I wasn't suppose to paint a mural at this festival, only live paint. But the planets of Joe Concra and Pastor Donna (who runs Phoenix Rising in Haverhill) aligned to create an opportunity to paint a pretty damn big wall in a pretty damn short amount of time. All it took was one short conversation:
Joe: Pastor Donna, Eugene and I have an idea for the wall in back, the one with the bad graffiti on it...
Donna: Whats the idea?
Joe: That we paint a mural on it
Donna: Go for it
AND THAT WAS IT!
The only stipulation was that I include the 'Worshipping Oak.' A tree that has lived in Haverhill for over 400 years, only falling recently (2 weeks ago..)
Here we go...
Joe CO+ncra helping me out with the black fills
5 hours later and Im done!
After a long and sleepless weekend, we rest..