And so the start of the mural tour across NZ begins. The tour started in Huapai, where the mural exploded — a white canvas into a massive Dragon of Life. The young artists of The Art Center did a spectacular job. It was remarkable to watch as they hopped — one part of the canvas to another, paint brushes in hand, sculpting this creature — nothing into a living canvas. It started as a ground and moved into a charcoal under-drawing of a dragon with living things all over it. As it grew, so did all of the life that inhabited it. After two days of painting, the creature had been given life, and all involved enjoyed the crazy process.