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PUBLIC SPEAKING (Sunny Delight)

PUBLIC SPEAKING (up on the wall)

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Good morning. Right now, I'm coming to you live from Tucson, Arizona. I'm giving a talk for AIGA Tucson tonight, and another one tomorrow night in Phoenix. If you look back a post or two, I had told you that I'm also doing a mural here in town.

Val and Aaron from AIGA Arizona did a fantastic job setting up everything on the ground here (with the help of Tig and Gabriele at Art Fare). We traced the design onto the wall Monday night and were up on the cherry pickers from 10 am until 2am yesterday to paint. We had some volunteers---Kim and Natasha, Kerrie and William---who helped out on the painting. William, in particular, stepped up to the plate when a few other signed-up volunteers didn't show. He signed up for a two hour shift and ended up staying from the afternoon until the bitter end. As did Aaron, who was on the rig the entire time and then went home to stitch together a cool little time lapse movie of the whole thing. It's an 8MB Quicktime clip that you can download right here: Download mural_elapsed.m4v

After spending hours on a swaying cherry picker, it's very strange to go back on solid ground. Everything was spinning by the time I crawled into bed last night. Might just have been exhaustion, of course.

We're having a little dedication ceremony this afternoon. From what I've been told in advance it'll definitely merit its own post. So stay tuned and please remember 344 LOVES YOU

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