Prayer Box is BUILT…and an inspirational painter has stepped forward.
I still can’t believe my story of finding James, designer of Prayer Box 3.0 took place just a few weeks ago. The next part to this story gets even better.
The night James W. Thompson and I met, we said the best grace over our yummy burgers and sweet potato fries: that this Prayer Box would be brought to life through a collaborative community effort. It wasn’t too long before James had an exact image in his mind of how this box could look, with even his own personal meaning:
During this time, a wonderful Twitter follower named Kay heard about my determination to make a new box. Kay stepped forward to twitter me that she had a wonderful friend who was interested in helping us make the box. To quote Kay, “Dan is a wonderful, interesting, talented man.” Talented…and insanely FAST! This passionate carpenter by day, blue-grass folk singer/musician by night` took James’ Prayer Box designs and built this below within days of receiving our request:
I KNOW. Wait for it. This story ain’t even done yet.
So if you all know me, you know I’m obsessed with fashion. What makes me even more wild is meeting incredible talent who are able to translate fantasy into wearable pieces. Mr. Emiliano Moreno is my living day fairy Godfather. Blessed with surreal vision and creativity, Emiliano has created one of a kind designs for me on my Style Network show “How Do I Look” that I would have to pinch myself to realize could be real.
With pieces like this, I’d be jealous to learn that God could pack more talent into this big heart. Well, now I’m Emiliano’s frenemy, after Emiliano Facebook messaged me that he not only designs, but is also an artist with oil painted murals on ceilings in estates, paintings of TLC hanging at the Met for the Exhibit, and works hung at the Metro Museum of Art in NYC. And is excited to bless us with his vision of painting our Prayer Box.
So here’s what you need to know about this story. It keeps getting better and better, and it all starts with a mustard seed of faith. When you KNOW in that pit of your stomach something is MEANT TO BE–chase it with everything you’ve got.
Emiliano is stepping on and the box is dated to be completed within 10 days. On the morning of Oct 2, this Prayer Box team will be hiking up to Runyon Canyon together to put this baby in place. And of course you’re all welcome to join! Reply back here if you’re interested to join and we’ll of course send you deets.
Pray it Forward yall.