Five years ago, when I first began the Couch to 5K program, I struggled to run for 60 seconds, and now I am preparing to run for 13.1 miles! I once weighed 306 pounds, and now I am under 170--smaller than when I was in high school more than 30 years ago. At 48 years old, I am stronger and faster that I have ever been.
This journey to become Half a Julie has required one brave step after another. I am anxious to take those steps in beautiful land I visited often while growing up.
For my table, I tried to capture the large granite formations and the beautiful waterfalls of Yosemite.
I started with chicken wire and added paper mache. I covered it with gesso, and then painted it gray. I added some contrasting metallic gray accents.
For the water, I painted a piece of wax paper various colors of blue and white. I added some moss here and there.
For my tablescape. I added some "boulders" to the top and bottom of the waterfall. I added printed pictures of various scenes from Yosemite (including the one at the top of the post.)
Want to join the Half a Julie Road Crew and help me get to Yosemite? You can join my Facebook Fundraiser or send through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is YOUR brave?