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Amoeba Party Mural Finished: Weekend 3!

October 1, 2017

 

Hello everyone,

 

I'm very happy to say that as of last night we are officially done the Amoeba Party Mural! We had two solid days on Friday and Saturday to finish filling in the amoeba patterns, outlining, add rainbow confetti and fill in the many, many eyeballs.

 

A huge thank you goes out to my Friday volunteers: Jim, Leona, Linh, Maggie, Emma and Mateo.

 

Another huge thank you goes out to my Saturday volunteers who came out in the largest numbers yet on the last day: Jim, Leona, Duncan, Steph, Linh, Alex, Kaylee, Phil, Aaron, Mikey, Joan, Tom, Ksenia, Jarrett and Joe.

 

My partner Christopher had the idea to paint a mural at the site two years ago and it took a while to work up the courage to tackle such a huge project. Thank you to Christopher for the idea and the endless support. A special thank you also to Marie-France, Wyatt, Doro and Jim for all the extra tips and assistance, you guys helped more than you know.

 

We are very pleased to say that the total mural donations raised came in at a whopping $1564.46 through GoFundMe and cash donations. Thank you very much everyone! Another message of gratitude goes out to our neighbours Louis and Amy who let us use their electricity and water in prepping the mural site. Last but not least a BIG THANK YOU goes out to Dave Misfeldt with the City of Calgary.

 

I've been asked by neighbours for the final tally and our mural costs came in at $2149.92 (painting supplies: $649.21, paint: $1390.61 and paint sprayer rental: $110.10). We ended up being over budget due to the paint sprayer rental and additional paint costs. We added extra square footage to extend the mural and used a more expensive concrete primer than in our initial budget. Many people have also asked how big the mural is and it is 73.79 metres long (or 242 feet and 1 inch long).

 

We could not have made this project happen nor have completed it in record time without the wonderful help and support of the 30+ volunteers and neighbours of Ramsay. This one definitely goes down in the books as a success.

 

See you soon Ramsay,

 

Monica

 

P.s. Some people might also be interested to know that the mural starts with a confetti blower amoeba that kicks off the party and blows confetti down throughout the entire piece...

 

 

 

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