Josh was part of the core people that began Goshen Rocks, a painting project created to instill joy and discover delight in unexpected places in our community. Amy Worsham told us “I don’t know that anyone really expected the project to take off quite as it did. I regularly see families walking down Main Street with a sack of rocks that they are either finding or collecting. And you know what else they’re doing? They are talking to one another, laughing, and creating memories that will last a life time.”
Amy claims Josh has a Midas touch, but not with a greed for gold. Rather, she says, “Josh Cooper is quite the opposite and from his fingertips, with the aid of a paint brush, he paints in mostly primary and secondary colors.” Amy adds, “There are very few people that paint the world to make it a better place and Josh is definitely one of those people.”
Josh loves art. He is known to state, “I just want to paint” and that’s exactly what he does. It brings a feeling of satisfaction and his talent is appreciated by others. Amy Worsham says, “His endless creative spirit is rare and I believe him to be a Vibrant Person.” Josh showed his creativity when he applied for a Little Big Idea grant from Vibrant Communities. The Goshen Rocks project was funded in part by funds he received.
Josh is recently widowed and is a single father of two young boys.
On a side note, Josh is one of about 50 people whose projects have been funded with help of a Little Big Idea grant. Grants are given to bring to life that are fun, even a little quirky and make Elkhart County an even better place to live, work, learn and play.
To learn more and propose your Little Big Idea go to the Vibrant Communities website: vibrantelkhartcounty.org.