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Artist wanted to send a message of peace, no worries

By Linda Waggener

Jamie Clark Seale is the winner of the City Of Columbia sidewalk art contest.

Her artwork was beautiful but the overall message she displayed on it seems to have been what the judges focused on and put her's in first place.

She said she wanted to create a message to help people know not to worry. So she painted a lifelike sparrow and butterfly among flowers woven into the words, "consider the lilies" with the note to refer to Matthew 6:28.

Jamie says that she has never had professional training, even though her artwork looks very professional. She said that it was always her hobby, starting from childhood, much the way her son Ezra, 10, loves to doodle and draw now.

She is a 2005 graduate of Adair County high school and is a physical therapy Assistant at Amedisys home Health. She said painting on the sidewalk was a bit awkward. She sat on the sidewalk to create her work of art.

This story was posted on 2020-07-15 07:48:39
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Jamie Seale wins sidewalk art contest

2020-07-14 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Jamie Seale was the overall winner of the sidewalk creations in the City of Columbia 'Paint the Town' contest. Along with the beautiful flowers, bird and butterfly art, her message was one of calming the waters, stopping the worries from Matthew 6:28 ...Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing..." And for just a little while, considering the art and motivational messages around Columbia's sidewalks, there was no room for worries, only appreciation.

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