I have been so fortunate this week to meet, get to know, and get to help out with the remarkable Lydia Emily,
and her crew! She was in Portland to paint a large mural in support of finding a cure for M.S., and I was thrilled to be a small part of her local crew, helping to put in her last-minute finishing touches before the big party on Wednesday for World M.S. Day. There is so much I could say about this amazing, magical woman and her strength and talent and generosity – but I will let the photos and the links to her information speak for her. She is a world-renowned extraordinary painter, muralist, street artist, and an even more exceptional human.
I simply feel so lucky to have met her, and her friends and crew – Andy!, Libby and Heather from BluPrint Films, Robin, Michelle from PSU, Nishima, Chris, Dan – what a truly memorable week, and they are already doing it again in Louisville, Kentucky!
A fun additional surprise treat, was our trip to a secret and awesome location to help Lydia paint one of her street art images. The whole experience was enchanting and a bit surreal, with a fantastical blend of art, nature, friendship and the powerful vision of Lydia Emily.