Draw Something Beautiful: Neighborhood Street Art

My kids and I took some old cardboard, plywood, glue, and paint and constructed a blank canvas with a sign reading “Draw Something Beautiful.” We put it out on the curb in Takoma Park, MD, just outside Washington, DC. Take a minute to notice and appreciate the symmetrical pasta-based design my son created for the…

Muralist Mia Massimino

Recently, I learned an artist was painting a mural blocks away from my house in Takoma Park, MD.  I tracked down the artist, Takoma Park resident and recent Blair High School grad, Mia Massimino, and asked her about her new piece. Please tell us about your mural. My mural is a life-sized painting of my…

Front Yard Library

I noticed this in Takoma, DC while driving home a few days ago and took a phone pic.  You can even see me in the reflection of the glass.  Very artistic, I know. It turns out, this front yard library is part of a vast network of mini library boxes across the country.  Little Free…

Yarn Bombing in Takoma Park, MD

I learned about the phenomena of yarn bombing after someone knitted a sweater onto a tree outside my local library. More research led me to images of fabulous examples of the renegade knitting including the example below of the artist Olek’s work in Washington, DC. Several weeks later, the yarn bombing in my home town continued…