Tirana, Albania April 21st 2006
“Traveler One” wrote about Painting Love in Tirana on her blog:
Friday, April 21, 2006
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gym…
I forgot to tell you about something fun that happened to me while I was walking to the gym this morning. My friend and I were stopped by this guy in a white jumpsuit who was standing in front of a large canvas on an easel, with a palette and some blobs of paint. He asked me to help him with a project he was doing. (There was also a guy with a movie camera behind him!) He handed me the paintbrush and said “paint us a picture of love”… so I thought and thought and stood there looking silly but finally painted some lovely, luscious red lips! He laughed and said “that’s perfect” and then handed me this card:
You can look at their website at Painting Love and find out all about this wonderful street art project. And watch for it in a city near you! (And look!!! in May they’ll be in where???? NEW YORK!!!)
Gotta love a group with this quote on its website:
“Terror is the most extreme result of a lack of love”.
Kim Hakkenberg, Tirana, Albania
Painting Love in Albani was not so difficut as i thought it would be.
When I asked people to paint love they all had something to express. It was something that i cannot forget. Everyone was ready to paint it.
PL let the Albanian people see through their souls and see that after all that we have been through there is still love, and damn there was a lot of it!
An old man kissed you on your forehead becuase you reminded him that still young people think about feelings. Thinking about love.
SORRY BJARKE BUT THE PROJECT THAT YOU ARE DOING IT’S NOT YOURS ANYMORE, IT’S OF EVERYONE 😉
Indrit Domi, Tirana, Albania