While the walls were a cheery yellow, the lack of decoration made the space feel untouched, unused, and uncared for. I decided to fill the walls with a combination of inspiriting quotes and pictures I found lying around the building. Some of the pictures were photos of graduates and some were paintings made by previous volunteers.
You may notice the mistake I made here, writing we twice...
Luckily I could cover it up by putting the quote on a scroll.
Once downstairs, there was an empty wall that Chris dreamed of putting a tree. She wanted to hang the pictures of graduates along the branches, and this would be Strive's family tree.
Here's the tree. I can't wait to see all of the faces of successful graduates filled up on the branches!
Thank you to the Strive Family. I wish you all the best of luck. You do amazing work, and I'm proud to have been able to support you. Having listened in on the classes you provide as I painted, I know you provide hope and motivation to numerous people.
** For those who wondered what happened with the outside "windows", they will be covered in reflective tape to create a more realistic window-like effect!