Monday, April 29, 2013

A Wall In Need of a Mural

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!)


  1. Great to see you back, love when you posted before and can't wait for more. It's been a long time so I hope things are still as good as ever!

  2. Welcome back! Murals are AWESOME. We just took a heavily vandalized chunk of land over here and turned it into a mile's worth of murals. Amazing things, makes me real happy to see them.

    So yes, support! Make it all happen, then show off the results!

  3. the shop owner is an old asian man with a heavy accent, who has shown reluctance to go along with a plan like this in the past. Perhaps find out his ethnicity for purposes of perhaps finding someone to better explain it? Language/cultural barrier might have been the problem all along. Also, perhaps showing him what you're talking about would work...?