Today I was painting and a guy came upto me and asked me if I was aware that when Leicester City FC was founded it actually happened right close to where I'm painting!
I just googled it (I believed him lol, just wanted to read about it) and yes! It turns out that
in 1884, the club was formed by a group of Old Wyggestonians and members of the Bible class at the old Emanuel Church in New Parks Street! 1 min walk from Kate Street Wall!
Maybe the members of the Bible club looking down made me turn into Kate Street that day a few weeks ago :)))
Here's the link about it...http://web.archive.org/web/20090621091515/http://www.lcfc.com/page/History/0,,10274,00.html
I think it was maybe a few weeks ago now, again while I was painting, that Liam from the Dorothy Goodman School in Leicester brought me a card saying thanks for doing the Wall from some of the kids! Reading the card, and hearing how the kids are inspired by the wall has rocked me! Liam has told me they are desperate to spray paint something, and have also been doing sketches of the wall and players as well.
Yesterday Liam came back to the wall, and informed me I have been made an Ambassador for the school!!!
typing that, and then seeing it written down here, it's probably very surreal... but definitely an incredible thing for me!
The link above to the schools Facebook page, shows what great work they do, so touched to be a part! Been wearing my blue wristband since I first met Liam with #IAIM on it (as in I AIM...I will AIM to...do whatever I think to do!)
'Together we care, learn and succeed!'
People are being so incredibly kind to me every single day!
2 amazing examples, one was that I found out a nice couple (who had already brought me some doughnuts!) started a go fund me page to raise money for me!
I had to tell them I could never accept anything from people of Leicester, Mark's Electrical is paying me to do the rest of the wall (All the players we can fit on) and the words and support via messages or to my face is priceless, I won't ever be accepting money for this wall outside of what Mark is paying me.
I have told the couple behind this to pass any monies they raise, to Rainbows Hospice for kids in Leicester. I'm not involved with this fundraising at all but hope they raise some nice money for Rainbows.
Another one was that a guy called Mark brought me a new book called 5000/1, about the story of Leicester winning the Premier League this season.
I was really touched by this, I don't read books at all lol (shame)...but I'd seen this advertised that morning and thought ooh I must read that! So was really thankful for this!
The last player I'd posted on here about was Danny Drinkwater, since then I've done N'golo Kante...(maybe my fav so far)
And also finished Marc Albrighton...
And then made a start on Robert Huth, going ok so far, and then Christian Fuchs.
That just leaves Danny Simpson, Jamie Vardy, and Andy King to do...and maybe Filbert Fox somewhere else cos Marks Electricals wall will be FULL!
I can't actually get a photo of the wall with all the players on so far, but I kinda like that! It's like you have to come to the wall to see it :D
This new song is my current BAD TUNE! WOW!!!
Ian Friday ft Chris Rob-Love will find a WAY...
See the lyrics...
'Are you feelin' down and lonely,
feelin' like you can't go on,
JUST REMEMBER LOVE WILL FIND A WAY...
Tell me are you goin' thru changes,
time seems like it's passin' by,
JUST BELIEVE THAT LOVE WILL FIND A WAY'
This music, this kind of music is what helped me get to Leicester, driving up from London with nowhere to paint and a bit of a mad idea, and thoughts telling me it's silly, or not worth it, or I won't find a wall etc etc etc...this kind of music made me not listen to that negative stuff, and keep going :))))))))
It's available here if anyone wants to buy it and have in their phone, iPod, etc...