When we opened our South Philadelphia studio on Saturday, over 130 people poured in to add their upbeat images to our anti-election-stress, flip-the-script photo campaign….
Click here to learn about those reassuring artists and musicians in our windows – and the hundreds of other Philadelphians we’re photographing for our blog.
THERE’S SOMETHING STRANGE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Given that the East Passyunk Avenue Fall Fest was in full swing Saturday, it’s no surprise that the crowd included a mad mix of superheroes, frogs, princesses and one extremely large chicken.
So to celebrate Halloween, we’re featuring all our costumed players and their parents today.
And, yes, even the bear and the chicken got along this weekend – which makes us think there’s an over-sized metaphor there for this high-stress election season….
Over the past several posts, we’ve told you about our new South Philadelphia window display, a do-it-yourself remedy for the pre-election blues….
Twenty-eight smiling artists light up our windows at E. Passyunk & Tasker to remind you that the apocalypse isn’t quite here yet.
And, yes, regular readers of our Unexpected Philadelphia blog and website might recognize a few familiar faces…..
Say, haven’t I wandered through your living room?
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Colette
After four years of postponing outside repairs on our South Philadelphia home, we finally decided to bite the proverbial paintbrush.
Not because the building desperately needed painting, but because our metal bump-out windows had so many leaks that birds were nesting inside….
“Besides, I am so over this green and tan color scheme….”
SHOW ME THE MONEY
So this summer, we dug into our piggy bank and hired Mexcon, the cheerful, talented, and very popular local cooperative that has helped us with everything from kitchen cabinets to sidewalk repair…
Heaven bless those Mexcon guys, who spent endless days in the 90-degree heat sanding and repairing our vintage bay windows