A Little About My Job


As I’ve mentioned before, I work part-time at my church in the children’s ministry department.   This “jobby” as I like to call it has been a God-send for me.  When I was hired, the woman I work for was really excited to learn that I am an artist.  The cool thing is that she has me using my creativity all the time.

I work with grades one, two, and three, and this month’s topic is Self-Control.  The illustration to go with it is video games.  I’m sure you’ve never gotten out of control while playing video games ;), but I certainly have.  **Tangent:  My husband Eric loves to play Zelda and I love to watch.  One time he convinced me to give it a shot.  I played for ten or fifteen minutes and at the end of that time I may or may not have yelled at and insulted Eric and stormed out of the room.  I was horrible at it!**  Anyway, for the stage backdrop I thought it would be cool to do something video-gamed theme and I chose my favorite:  Mario.

The back wall of the stage is already a blue-violet color so it worked for the sky.  I used craft paper and permanent markers to make everything else.

I apologize for the horrible pictures.  My camera hasn’t been the same since I dropped it.

Anyway, I’m curious about you.  Do you play video games?  If so, what’s your favorite?

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About Melody

My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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15 Responses to A Little About My Job

  1. Khurley says:

    Mel! I love Mario! And this is amazing! It kinda makes me want to act like an elementary-schooler so I can sit in this room… 😛 Keep it up!

  2. Rob says:

    Wow, Mel, that came out awesome!

  3. arrynvogan says:

    that is so cute! I LOVE Mario! We have it on the wii and it is my favorite. I also love Michael Jackson Just Dance. That is my gaming. Andrew loves Zelda too!

  4. This wall looks adorable! At first I actually thought you decided to do this in your house. Ha!

    • P.S. I just saw Arryn’s response, and that reminded me: Eric and I actually recently got a Wii and Just Dance 2 & 3, and we do it every day as our exercise program! But it is the only video I “play”.

      • Melody says:

        Just Dance is such a good workout. I still don’t have it yet, but hopefully soon. I’m not very coordinated, but it is so much fun. 🙂

  5. Harmony says:

    First, You are AMAZING because that backdrop looks exactly like a Mario scene. The kids are going to LOVE it! Second, I love Minecraft and zelda best of all video games. 🙂

  6. Ally says:

    Well you know that everyone in my family does not like video games….oh wait that’s just me. Asher LOVES the pictures. He wants to play it.

  7. Melody says:

    Ally, that’s so great. I’m glad Asher likes it!

  8. Holly Niphakis says:

    The funniest thing for me in seeing your pictures is that I cannot see them or think about them without the Mario music going on in my head while I see it….Now maybe i need to put some meaningful words to that music 🙂 you have such a fun job! There’s an old hymn or chorus us oldies used to sing at church….”there is joy in serving Jesus”…. Anyways,Melody Joy, you are having joy in serving Jesus…Yaaaaay!!!!!

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