8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by Gloria » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:44 am

Well, since the owner wants to keep the pink...we'll have to adjust the subject matter of the mural. Debbie is on this and will have a design for us soon. The artist is ready and willing. We need to determine if we will be priming the mural wall first (which the artist, Mike, would prefer) or painting over the pink. I suppose this will have to be something that the owner agrees to. Also, we need to clear away the side of the building, the vines and the weeds and remove that piece of metal.
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by Gloria » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:50 am

I'll get his email address and we can (all of us who wants to) converse that way.
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by jmarkusic » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:45 pm

<gloria here>

Mike's email address is:

williamlockamy@yahoo.com;

He has requested that the side be primed and the metal thing be removed. We also need to mow and weed near the wall, but probably the whole empty lot.

Debbie, if you could send Mike your ideas as you get them, he can begin sketching something out. I think he could probably do just about anything you want.

He'll need supplies and paint since he doesn't have a paint pot to pee in. (so to speak)

Although he is currently looking for a job, he doesn't have one yet. This week would be the perfect time to get him going on this. Once he's working it will be tougher for him.

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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by Debbie Thompson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:25 pm

Gloria, I went out and googled "pictures of beaches and palm trees and umbrellas" and had a bunch of pcitures for ideas pasted into an email yesterday morning at 7:30, when I suddenly remembered I didn't have your email address, so I sent it to myself. LOL I had to move on to being at the SIAWC yard sale, but now... I just forwarded the email to Mike. Here's some ideas to draw from. What do you think?

Gloria and I discussed since we had to leave the building that funny pinky/red, we should go "kitschy tropical" (spelling?) to match the funky color paint. Maybe a funky beach scene with palms and pink umbrellas. I think a combo of the 3rd and 4th pictures would be awesome. I like the pink umbrellas, but think we need a palm or two, if it's possible. :-)
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by Gloria » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:53 pm

I love picture #4
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by Debbie Thompson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:13 pm

Me, too! That's my favorite. It just needs a palm tree, maybe. But it's OK without one, too. Actually it has a palm tree, and it a good spot. Mike just needs to make it taller. LOL

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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by jbm32206 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:39 pm

I like a mixture of #2 and 5...given the pink of the building and I like the colorful umbrellas...and add in the palm
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by jbm32206 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:34 pm

We did one hell of a job, although it ended up not painting, instead we completely landscaped including a brick walkway.

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finishing the walkway...which is brick, cemented in place
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the kissing of the frog, for those who said it shouldn't be done
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this says it all...
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by jbm32206 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:49 pm

And we must thank Eva Ayers for her contributions of mulch and bricks...that made such a lovely addition
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Re: 8th and Hubbard store - October 23rd

Post by Gloria » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:08 pm

I also think we ought to always include pressure washing whatever we do. It made it so clean and smell so good. It is always a good idea to pressure wash.
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