Livingston Breathing Space
I was asked along to Knightsridge Church and Community Centre to help "cheer up" a blank wall in a small garden at the back of the building. The community had already made enormous improvements to their "Breathing Space" by way of flower beds and murals, so I knew they would rise to the challenge of making mosaic trees, hardy enough to withstand winter frosts and bright and sparkling enough to cheer up any grey days when the flowers were not in bloom.
A wide range of people volunteered to help over the two days, including a group of crafty young mothers, enthusiastic and 'mature' local residents and even the Methodist minister, who discovered she had a hidden talent for cutting glass! From old roof slates, bits of mirror and even wine bottles, we designed and made two outstanding, upstanding trees. Everyone was justly proud!
Special thanks must go to Marjory McGhie, who organised the funding, the food and the volunteers: her cheerful encouragement really did help make it all happen!
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