Family Jam Lit Night at Paramount School of Excellence was a reminder of the sweetness and positivity that children innately have. I traveled to the event with a huge box of markers, a stack of blank stickers and several DPWords signs that say wonderful things on them like: You are Beautiful, Do Great Things, Love etc. tables were set up as an invitation to play and make stickers! Who doesn’t love stickers? I talked about the power of words and how positive messages, like the examples I brought on the signs, uplift people who share those words and the people who hear them. The kids really needed no other prompting. They went to work joyfully making their own stickers with wonderful images. They came up with wonderful words and wrote them on stickers. The adults got involved too and before long everyone was trading stickers, wearing them and giving me lots, lucky me! How cute are these?
As we were pulling into a parking space on a crowded evening in Broad Ripple someone quickly cut us off and took our parking space. Instead of getting angry Holly gave the person an I Love You Sticker. We went on with our evening and didn’t think a whole lot about it. When we came back to our car, this note was under our windshield wiper.
Always choose LOVE.
We are so happy to announce that we have completed The Harmony Mural on the Monon Trail at 49th Street in collaboration with Jamie Locke. The positive words for the mural were chosen by residents to describe the neighborhood: Harmony, Beauty, Peace, Love, Vibrant, Diversity, Respect
Whew, we’ve been busy.
We are excited to announce our new Broad Ripple Project T-shirt design with United State of Indiana, Broad Ripple is Beautiful! You can order yours here: http://unitedstateofindiana.com/products/broad-ripple-is-beautiful-tee
Thanks to everyone who supported Alden’s I Love You sticker packs, they are now IN STOCK!
Each pack comes with 20 I Love You stickers and a bonus LOVE INDY sticker. Get your pack here for your donation of $10 or more:
Click here for sticker packs.
Words have power. When Alden was 6 years old, he told us that he felt like people don’t hear the words, “I love you”, enough. He wanted to do something about it. So we had him write the words on a piece of paper, and we scanned them into the computer and made him some stickers. He’s handed them out over the last 4 years. Random strangers in restaurants who had been sad would look down at him, smile, and say, “Thank you. I love you too!” Some of them even cried or gave him a hug. That first batch of stickers is all gone, and now at age 10, Alden wants to make some new ones. Please support his effort to bring smiles and love to the people around us by clicking this link to donate $10 or more to help him make his dream a reality. And when you do, you’ll get 20 stickers to share with your loved ones and maybe even a few strangers.
We worked with the SUPER campers at J. H. Boner Community Center’s Boneroo summer camp at Brookside Park to produce this 4′ x 8′ I AM SUPER mural. We helped the campers stamp their names on the background with paint and then spray painted the words, “I AM SUPER” on top because we want them all to identify and embrace their own unique SUPER powers!
On Saturday, May 2nd we worked with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to celebrate West Indianapolis through the efforts of Mayor Ballard and the Great Indy Cleanup. Due to rain on April 25th we rescheduled our mural painting day to coincide with iFred‘s Global Day For Hope to raise depression treatment awareness. We worked with about 10 community volunteers to paint these sunflower murals as a symbol of hope. For more information about the Great Indy Cleanup visit KIB’s website here.
Department of Public Words has been nominated for a 2015 NUVO Cultural Vision Award! Thanks NUVO. Check out the article here.