Recently I was in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I visited the fantastic NoDa art district. The artist painted this in 2010. His name is William Puckett, and he used acrylic paint. He shouted for volunteers, and 274 people from the community showed up. They are all in the painting. The name of the piece I photographed was called als Ich chan – the translation is “The Best I Can.” I hope you enjoy it. I felt blessed that I was able to photograph his beautiful piece of work. It is presented here in sections. You can see his information on the second section.
We are all doing the best we can everyday. Coming and going from all over the world. All immigrants sharing space, having families and hopefully trying to love everyone the the way we want to be love. Never can I repay the love shown to me from this community and how much it brightens my heart every day.
Leviticus NIV 19:33-34
“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”
40 thoughts on “Charlotte Street Art”
It seems to be an interesting place.
It really is KK. The people are very helpful and friendly and there are other works I will share. Hope your week is going great! Thanks for the kind words. Big hugs and love, Joni
You’re welcome, always. 💖
A beautiful work of art and a most lovely and meaningful sentiment Joni. Lovely indeed.
Thank you Francisco. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and lovely comment. Blessings to all. 🦋❤️🦋
You’re very welcome Joni! Blessings and a lovely day!
What an amazing project! Thank you for sharing Joni! Love the painting.
Thank you Cassa. I am so glad you liked it. I thought it was so interesting that so many members of the community got involved. Have a blessed week my friend. ❤️
This mural is amazing Joni and I love how you shared it in small sections to really see the detail. I love what it represnts and his style..the colors he chose.. Another outdoor masterpiece, gifted to everyone who walks by. Thank you for documenting it, in your beautiful photos.❤️ Much love to you….Karima
Thank you Karima life is full of gifts and tragedy. Feeling a bit sad for the deaths of the 18 elementary children in a shooting in Texas. It is hard not to wonder will it ever stop. We are fortunate to have our art to help us work through our sorrows. Blessings my dear friend and thank you so much for your very kind comments. My love to you. ❤️🤗🦋
Hugs you tight….every senseless massacre..is incomprehensible.. This last one especially horrendous for the age and innocence of its victims…Oh my My heart goes out to all parents and survivors… The USA has got to act upon itself..This is too much!! and too many times…hugs you tight…❤️🤗🌹
Thank you Karima I think it is time for some drastic action I wish I had the answer. Prayer. It may take a massive United protest throughout the entire country. Praise be to God. Thank you Karima I know you have such a big heart. Sending you big hugs also. Love to you. ❤️
I love the artwork, Joni: thank you for sharing! ❤️
So glad you enjoyed it. Blessings to you and your beautiful boys. ❤️🤗🦋
Thank you Joni: we are blessed ❤️🙏🥰
It shows Ingrid. Love your new hairdo too. Big hugs ❤️🤗🦋
I have an excellent hairdresser ✂️ ❤️
When you find a great hairdresser hold on tight. 🥰
I love the colors and feel. They are very much in tune with the time we are living in. What a spectating treat. XOXO
They are aren’t they, very observant, I loved that so many came to help when the artist put out the call. All those pictures on there are real people that are part of that art community. Big hugs and Happy Memorial Day. Great big thanks for reading, xoxoxoxoxo
Stunning art work, thank you for sharing dear Joni 💕🌸
Thank you my friend, I hope you and your family are enjoying your weekend. I will share some other pieces from that trip. It is kind of fun to cover old buildings with beautiful art. Sending my love, Joni
I love the story behind this painting. People showed up. That’s so important to recognize.
Thank you wise one. Yep I liked that they are a community. I have more cool art I will share soon. Big hugs and lots of love ❤️🤗🦋🥰
I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend Joni 🙂
I have thank you my wise friend. I hope you did too. Sending my love. ❤️🤗🦋
WOW!!! What an AMAZING work of art!!! I bet is was magnificent to see in person! I love what You’ve written here as well! Thank You, beautiful Joni!!! I hope Your healing and EVERYTHING is going well and is full of peace! Love You! 🤗❤️😊
Doing much better. Thank you dearest Katy. I have more lovely work to show from the streets of Charlotte. Waiting for your weekly post. Love you sweet Katy. ❤️🤗🦋🐉🧚🏻🐉🧚🏻
YAY!!! I’m SO happy to hear that! And wow! I look forward to the rest of the art as it appears! What a fun thing to anticipate! Sending HUGE hugs and so much Love!!! 🤗🐲❤️🧚🏽💐😊💕
Street art is so cool. Katy your new piece is so beautiful sweetie. It will touch everyone’s heart. Big hugs and lots of love to you Katydid. ❤️🤗🦋🧚🏻🐉
Aw…Thank You, dear Joni. I drew it for soooo many reasons….heartbreaking times we are moving through socially….but as it is Memorial Day, I wanted to dedicate to those who gave their lives for us. I’m happy it touched Your heart, though. You are so very kind!!! Lots of Love big hugs right back to You!!! And YeS!!! I LOVE street art!!! 🤗❤️🐲🧚🏽💝
Well it was beautiful and you are right these are hard times. Remembering all those who have served is very thoughtful. We can also remember those that have gone before us. Big hugs and much love sweet Katydid 🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️
The mural in color and spirit is just gorgeous and heartfelt Jonie. Thanks so much for sharing! 💖💖
You are so welcome Cindy. I have more to share soon. Sending you big hugs and love. ❤️🤗
O.s. I’ll look forward to it!! 💕
Wow! What an amazing collaboration, we could all benefit from art that unites communities and ideas! Thank you for sharing this beautiful mural, Joni! I hope you are enjoying the long weekend, sending you love and hugs from San Diego! ♥ 🤗 ☀
Your so sweet Tiffany. I know right I have other things to share of the community works. I loved that they got together and they are real people from the community in the painting. Find a wall you could do something like this. Blessings sweetie have an amazing day tomorrow. Love you ❤️🤗❤️