Exactly 6 weeks ago today I sat anxiously at LAX, waiting, thinking, waiting.... wishing I could blink my eyes and be back in Ghana already.
So much hard work and love went into this design project and all I wanted….. all we wanted, was to get back there! It had been a long road coming and we were happy to be returning
My second trip to ghana was, yes I am going to say it… epic. I didn’t know I could fall in love with a country all over again…. But in such a different way.
this whole process has been a huge learning experience when it comes to work, life, traveling, friendship; I mean the whole nine yards. Every moment I was there, I knew it was for a reason. Whatever religion, faith, higher power you believe in….every moment of every day happens with a purpose and looking around at all of the faces in front of me, all here for very different reasons, I knew for whatever reason, we were suppose to be here.
I come from the most loving and affectionate family ever. I feel blessed and lucky most days. And going into it, all I wanted to do was share the love and affection that I have been so darn lucky to have experienced growing up. amongst designing and being there with my team, This is why i was in ghana... Just to give hugs :)
Here are some photos from our journey captured through my lens. There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of photos taken, but these are moments that live in my head. moments that i will remember for the rest of my life.
I was able to witness beauty everywhere i turned.
I learned about new culture, eclectic hardware and was happy that at the end of the day the flower crowns i lugged around were a hit!
i was reminded daily that life is beautiful and kids will always be kids, no matter where they are from. i cant wait to have some of my own one day. :)
i feel truly blessed and honored that i was able to play a role in something so crazy as a life sized lego building and all that went into it.
thank you to everyone who played a role in this project. we had a ton of moving parts and we couldnt be happier with the outcome of what i call the 'cutest little most coloful art center in the world'.
in my opinion.... this is what an art center should look like!
special thanks to our 'go team ghana' lumber jacks // jake scott, jason byrd + christian prasch... what you guys built for these kids and the art center was above and beyond.
and more special thanks to our design team support system // alex lacey + brandon lewis