When I joined Finance at Disney almost two years ago, I also signed myself up to be a member of “FinancEARS” which is basically a group of Disney VoluntEARS but exclusively for Finance Cast Members. This has been by far one of my favorite parts of my job and yesterday I got to PAINT A MURAL!
There are so many amazing organizations out there and this one is called Foundation for Hospital Art. Their goal is to make hospitals beautiful! The Foundation sells art kits for purchase that come with a mural, paint, and all the tools. You can choose which mural design you paint (we chose Disney themed, of course) and then you get to paint it yourself. It was like a giant paint by number!
I was really worried about how I would do because I am pretty darn awful at painting. I joke that my artistic skills are less than the average kindergartener…but really…they are.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out! It was not nearly as difficult as I was imagining, although I probably shouldn’t tell you that so you can be impressed by my Picasso-like skills (notice the paint on my face – I got really into my work).
Even though I did not do a perfect job, once we went back over the lines with the black marker they provided for corrections – it looked great! Once you finish letting all of the canvases dry you mail them back to the Foundation to do some touch-ups (I’m sure they weren’t needed on ours lol) and then they go on display in a hospital!
Overall, it was a very fun activity for such a wonderful cause! We are planning to do it again as a group early next year and I cannot wait.
I love being part of a company that LOVES to give back to the community as much as I do.