It’s been five years since we left the Jersey shore for South Philadelphia, and we have only one regret. And, no, it isn’t the loss of parking or even the beach, which is always there waiting for us.
It’s our beloved garden, complete with luscious Kwanzan cherry and Hinoki cypress trees, bamboo, river rocks, dragonflies and those cheeky, incorrigible weeds.
Fortunately, we know people – and our blog gives us the perfect excuse to invade their Philadelphia retreats.
Michael Martin Mills and Randy Dalton in their summer garden, 2015.
Last fall, we introduced you to the magical, art-filled home and garden of Philadelphia Dumpster Diver Randy Dalton and his partner Michael Martin Mills. Continue reading
Ready for another great artist’s house tour? Today we’ll meet Philadelphian Len Davidson, owner of Davidson Neon, and his wife Judy.
Len is a neon artist and restorer, writer, collector, 20th-century cultural observer, and co-founder of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, that merry band of artists who have played, exhibited and produced witty, found-object art together since 1992.
(Always up for fun: Judy and Len Davidson)
Judy Davidson, his partner in adventure for 50 years, is a retired counselor familiar to 35 years of students at the Community College of Philadelphia. Continue reading