Monday, February 17, 2014

Adventure is Everywhere

About 2 weeks ago, Roscoe's favorite artist finished a banner that we'd asked him to paint for Roscoe's room. Alisha had measured a spot above the closet and shaped a piece of canvas to fit, then had given the canvas to Paul to fill in with color. Here's the final result:
We asked him to paint something on the theme "Adventure is Everywhere" so Roscoe would see that God has created such a great world for us to explore. There is adventure wherever we look, whether it's climbing a mountain and looking out across the peak or whether it's lifting up a small rock and watching a bug scurry. All of God's creation makes the genius and power of our creator evident:

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

Paul even added Roscoe in a hot-air balloon, colored to match the curtains in his room:

If you are creative and filled with wonder, you may really like this pairing of a bird soaring with the mountains. If you are an engineer, then you may wonder "How could a bird pull a banner that big?". As I have found, it's best to just not ask questions and enjoy how it looks.

For an extra touch of depth, the banner is pulled by a seagull that was given to me by my grandparents in 1978. You can see the marker that my grandma painted 36 years ago underneath the twine that's tied around the seagull. This bird hung from the ceiling in my room growing up, and now it will hang in Roscoe's room too.


  1. Love that banner (and the seagull).
    Can't wait til Roscoe finally gets to enjoy his fun room!

  2. It's probably a relative of the African or European swallow.