Monday, July 8, 2013

Garden Walk on Clinton & 65th

Here's a totally different take on the same house that Maureen described in her post below, I guess in my own mind I was flying above the house! I loved that everyone took such pride in their houses. My Mom grew up in that neighborhood and said it was always a nice street back in the 1940s.

This is a summer garden sketch that could have been from that house's backyard, but it's my own little container garden called City Pickers that I eat lettuce out of daily. Sketched on my iPad in the program Paper by 53 using a Jot Pro Stylus — really fun!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

GardenWalk Cleveland 2013

A few of us met out on Clinton Ave for the GardenWalk Cleveland 2013.  This was part of the Detroit Shoreway district, and it featured many beautifully restored houses to visit.  The owner of this particular house had pictures of what the house had looked like before she'd fixed it up.  It was so nice to see someone that had the vision to save such a wonderful house.  She had drinks for visitors who happened into her backyard during the walk.  She even had a great vegetable patch behind her garage.  There were also houses that had chickens.  And, one house's entire backyard was a miniature railroad set up. . . . with a lot of dinosaurs!