Jul 25, 2011

Block Party - July 30th

Come hang out with your neighbors!
(click image below to view invitation)
 

Jul 5, 2011

SE Examiner article on Our Happy Block

Another article about our project. 
"Depave Paradise - Put up a Pocket Park "
 
 CLICK HERE  to read SE Examiner's article on Our Happy Block's project


Jul 1, 2011

Mural!

Yes, we gathered this last week to make this sweet piece of art for Our Happy Block!
It was a blast and it looks wonderful!
The neighborhood feels so vibrant!
We had a lot of honks and 'looking good' yells from cars as we were on the scaffolding and ladders.

THANKS to
SE UPlift for the Graffiti Abatement grant and Powell Paints for donating some paint and giving us a great, GREAT deal on supplies!

and THANKS to:
Tim Janchar (original artwork, see below), Terah Beth Varga (got grant and designed the mural from Tim's painting), Justin Varga, Modou Dieng, Howie, Terra Zittenfield, Jonathan shannon

IN-PROGRESS:

BEFORE:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vJLEjvETE4U/TFDWjbNXrWI/AAAAAAAAAHA/Ne4290sPkcE/s1600/IMG_0754.JPG





Slideshow:
Here is Tim Janchar's beautiful painting...This is where the inspiration came from:
(thanks SO MUCH, Tim. You are SOOOO awesome.)