Hey guys, check it out! I'm back!! Expect some sort of regular posts from me; I'm excited to get back in the game.
To start off, I had a bright idea on this sunny morning. This corner store needs some beautification. I live in the hood now, which, by the way, I love. I've taken an interest in building strong, healthy communities - especially in places that are struggling. And I'm not gonna say that there's not people struggling around here. What better way to brighten spirits than... a mural!! Okay I guess there's lots of good ways to brighten spirits but murals are a wonderful place to start.
Check out this mural down the road that I absolutely ADORE:
I just found out not too long ago, it's painted by the talented local Jeremy N Gregory (check out his blog, The Art and Antics of Jeremy Gregory (mostly true)). It makes my heart shine everyday that I walk or drive by. There's tons more beautiful murals around town, but this one I have to say is my favorite.
After the idea was born in my head, I happened upon a local mural project sponsored by all sorts of awesome local arts and community groups, and they are accepting applications to fight blight and combat vandalism with murals. If I can get enough support, they'll set the whole thing up!
So holla at me, offer me your kind words of support. Together we can accomplish anything! :D
(I'm glad to be back!)