Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Fruits of Patience

After months of waiting and watching the trees fill with mangoes, the announcement in church this morning that three fruit trees were ready with ripened mangoes was met with cheers. Finally, this afternoon permission was finally given to pick and enjoy the fruits and the boys wasted no time with their delicious harvest!


Thursday, April 30, 2015


It started as an art project designed to show the difference between cool and warm colors. But, as they always do, the students in El Nido made this watercolor experiment their own. They were enthusiastic and I had to run to town to purchase additional paint to accommodate our budding artists. But the result is a new art installation on the rec room walls.

This was the example I made to show the boys how to use the different colors to make a pattern stand out.

They went to work drawing the grids.

Many of the kids decided to forego using the grids and created their own watercolor paintings.

And some kids used the grids as a background for some pretty awesome pieces.

We certainly discovered some talent with this project.

The finished works of art have become decoration for our wall.