Painted Intersection

Painted Intersection

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judith123d wrote:
What kind of paint is used to do painting like this?
   Comment   June 23, 2013
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Eli Gordon
You can use special traffic paint or just normal deck stain works really well too.
January 20, 2014 at 2:26PM   
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Mitchell Parker added this to 15 Ways to Make Your Neighborhood Better
1. Paint your intersection. A street intersection is not something you think of as interesting. But in Portland, residents in some neighborhoods have made them really worth stopping for. Some paint, creative people and a bright design are all it takes to bring neighbors together and produce something the whole community can be proud of.
9. Get involved in your community. Another way to make friends is by volunteering in your community. Plus, if you’re an empty nester and have pretty much decided to stay put for the remainder of your life, it’s a good idea to get involved in local politics, which will sooner or later affect you and your property.If you’re part of the baby boomer generation, remember that you are part of an enormous community with big influence and purchasing power. Use that to your advantage and lobby for your future. 10. Ask for help. Having your loved ones grow up and finally leave home can be tough, psychologically and emotionally. You’re going to need to change your relationships, and that can be hard. Of course you’ll miss them like crazy too. (Maybe not.) So be sure to communicate with your spouse or partner and family members and seek out others in your community or friends for help in weathering the storm. Remember that it’s just part of the cycle. Before you know it, your house will likely be packed again with family members and grandkids, and you won’t even remember what it was like when things were so quiet. Here’s how Lisa Hoffman handled things: “My oldest son moved out in 2011, my youngest in 2012, and my marriage of 22 years ended about six months later. I went from large, sprawling country home to nothing. No kids, no pets, living in an apartment alone. Two years later I’m living in a 1,060-square-foot bungalow in a new city. The two years have been a tumultuous yet beautiful time. My relationship with my boys is strong. I have a grandson I adore and a circle of friends I enjoy. My boys and their friends often make the one-and-a-half-hour drive to spend weekends with me, and my little home is filled with laughter, jokes and many hugs.” Hoffman continues: “I spent the first year alone seeing a great therapist, I took up yoga for the peace that my therapist said it would bring me, and I still do it. Yes, there were sad days, but there were more days filled with love, laughter and hope.”“An empty nest is an empty nest,” she sums up. “The babies (no matter their age) always return home on occasion, and the nest again is a hum of activity, love and laughter. An empty nest allows you to rediscover who you are, to renew an old passion or hobby or pick up a new one. It’s a time to cultivate old friendships and grow new ones. Remember: An empty nest is not an empty heart.”

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elissasterling added this to
July 6, 2014
block party
claudiaflaiz added this to claudiaflaiz's ideas
May 14, 2014
painted community commons intersection
Esther Olfert added this to Miscellaneous, Colors and General tips
May 14, 2014
9. Get involved in your community. Another way to make friends is by volunteering in your community.
swag1274 added this to Community
May 14, 2014
Maxwelton intersection. Hill slope. Etc
olletta added this to olletta's ideas
May 14, 2014
Gail Gladstone added this to gail_gladstone's Ideas
January 13, 2014
paint the intersection Park Av + Woolworth
Myra Dalton added this to Exterior Ideas
January 12, 2014
Group activity and art.
pinkpanther59 added this to Landscape
October 23, 2013
get your neighbors together to paint the street.
rroost added this to rroost's Ideas
October 9, 2013
Love the idea.
Oueida Mills added this to oueida_mills's ideas
October 7, 2013
painted intersection
blondine added this to blondine's ideas
October 6, 2013
Great idea!!
mcc1001 added this to mcc1001's ideas
October 1, 2013
Great idea
Peg Williams added this to peg_williams2133120's Ideas
September 23, 2013
Like the list of ideas
lian14 added this to principles and elements design
September 8, 2013
design principles emphasis
hkoch06 added this to Neighborhood Improvements
August 12, 2013
Paint your intersection, culdesac, etc.
Mario Samayoa added this to mario_samayoa's ideas
July 31, 2013
urban furniture
swortega added this to swortega's ideas
July 17, 2013
Susan McGinn added this to Community
July 14, 2013
Community intersection
Katy Weimer added this to Exterior
July 14, 2013
Paint a street! How fun.
krinshki added this to Kids Ideas
July 13, 2013
fredalia added this to Bedroom Ideas
July 12, 2013
keggen83 added this to Kelli's Community Involvement Ideas
July 10, 2013
Community Events
jenpatel added this to jenpatel's ideas
July 8, 2013
Painted intersection
thisisforthehouse added this to thisisforthehouse's ideas
July 7, 2013
Ideal way to change the mood of our intersection
Athena Chavarria added this to community idea
July 5, 2013
could we do this?????
joplus5 added this to joplus5's Ideas
July 3, 2013
great idea
christianeraby added this to christianeraby's Ideas
July 3, 2013
I think this is simple awesome !
christidiane added this to christidiane's ideas
July 3, 2013
Paint your intersection
viridisconsultants added this to Landscape Ideas
July 1, 2013
painted street intersection
Stuart Hadley added this to Ideas for improving community
June 30, 2013
A great few ideas to improve a community for the better.
kriegerl added this to backyard
June 29, 2013
Article of neighborhood gagherongs
paulfunston added this to paulfunston's Ideas
June 29, 2013
15 to have a better neighborhood
joecrimmins added this to joecrimmins's ideas
June 27, 2013
brightens up the intersection
diannewiedemann added this to diannewiedemann's ideas
June 27, 2013
. Paint your intersection. A street intersection is not something you think of as interesting. But in Portland, residents in some neighborhoods have made them really worth stopping for. Some paint, creative people and a bright design are all it takes to bring neighbors together and produce something the whole community can be proud of.
saraangoitia added this to saraangoitia's Ideas
June 26, 2013
gust01 added this to gust01's Ideas
June 26, 2013
Connecting a neighborhood by streets
twithab added this to twithab's ideas
June 25, 2013
Love this...we can definitely do this at the headquarters' intersection
janivr added this to janivr's Ideas
June 25, 2013
leslyjane added this to leslyjane's ideas
June 25, 2013
painted intersection
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
June 24, 2013
eehartman added this to eehartman's ideas
June 24, 2013
Community projects
stephandtroy added this to stephandtroy's Favorites
June 24, 2013
this would be great on briar hill
Adalgiza Reina added this to proyectos gckokow
June 24, 2013
For social conection
Amy Watson added this to Neighborhood
June 24, 2013
tonyband added this to Landscape Ideas
June 24, 2013
Got to do this to Crystalwater Sac!!
tonyband added this to Exterior Ideas
June 24, 2013
Got to do this to the Sak
rslappy added this to rslappy's ideas
June 24, 2013
painted intersection
tatagt added this to tatagt's ideas
June 23, 2013
dijuna added this to Bedroom Ideas
June 23, 2013
Color and community involvement
brighthomeideas added this to ideabook 2
June 23, 2013
a colourful intersection in a community
Amber Lee added this to stuff to do....
June 23, 2013
how fun would it be to make our neighborhood more "decorated"!??
costumebarbie added this to costumebarbie's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Love this!
micheley added this to Yard
June 23, 2013
kimmama added this to kimmama's ideas
June 23, 2013
paint Dove Way intersection...or road
jhasse added this to jhasse's ideas
June 23, 2013
for the cul-da-sac
Judith Schulten added this to Hfwybsjd1
June 23, 2013
mmranu added this to mmranu's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Great ideas
Nieves Fernandez added this to nieves_fernandez's ideas
June 23, 2013
personalizar un barro
liquidsilver43 added this to Block party ideas
June 23, 2013
Block party idea for in the street with the children and artist adults.
corirusson added this to corirusson's ideas
June 23, 2013
paint your intersection
Sara Ababneh added this to Community building
June 23, 2013
Great way to reclaim the streets
bergstromnan added this to neighborhood
June 23, 2013
cool street painting in Portland
Aiden Humphrey added this to Community Improvement
June 23, 2013
Affordable placemaking. Helps a community to get to know itself - "Hey - I didn't know my next door neighbor was such an artist!" Gang members paint their signs to "mark" out "their" territory. Yet it is not their territory. A block belongs to the people who live there, and they are the ones who ought to mark their place with a painted intersection. It helps the people living on that block to feel ownership - that THEY have claimed the area for their own, for themselves and for their children. It also helps outside forces, gangs, to perceive a place as being "owned" by another group, that has an identity.
pcary added this to Outdoor/Back Porch ideas
June 23, 2013
I like this idea for our neighborhood, maybe a pirate themed intersection?
ericalyon added this to garden
June 23, 2013
This could be awesome to do at the top intersection before the trail
Andy Stoll added this to andy_stoll's Ideas
June 23, 2013
intersection painting
rednovember added this to rednovember's Favorites
June 23, 2013
intersection neighborhood
vabeachlil added this to vabeachlil's Ideas
June 23, 2013
How cool!
mscgy added this to mscgy's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Community painted the design on their street
Juan Rubio Romero added this to webuser_398283's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Community idea
Heidi Mason added this to HeidiMason418
June 23, 2013
Fun for kids+awesome
trishsetlik added this to Projects
June 23, 2013
Super fun!
iacd added this to iacd's ideas
June 23, 2013
courtyard idea
patdiamond141 added this to Neighborhoods - Making them Special
June 23, 2013
Neighborhood Projects like painting neighborhood intersection, very different.
mistye added this to mistye's ideas
June 23, 2013
love the idea
DIAspoton added this to grab bag
June 23, 2013
could paint cul de sac
Laurie Coberly Strottman added this to Landscape Ideas
June 23, 2013
painted streets
nivelloise added this to Our Neighborhood
June 23, 2013
15 ways to make our neighborhood better
nancymellan added this to Home As Art and Identity
June 23, 2013
Fun and color for all!
Eirini Oikonomou added this to House Inspiration
June 23, 2013
paint your intersection!
angeladeemgustafson added this to angeladeemgustafson's ideas
June 23, 2013
What awesome ideas!
anniem1298 added this to anniem1298's ideas
June 23, 2013
cannot imagine it locally but who knows???
liesebet added this to liesebet's ideas
June 23, 2013
Oh, this would be so cool for our neighborhood!
joaniekriens added this to Bathroom Ideas
June 22, 2013
Fl!p Breskin added this to community
June 22, 2013
intersection art!
naturegirl added this to House outside
June 22, 2013
Interesting concept
catherine206 added this to Patio Ideas
June 22, 2013
neighbor ideas
christinemayhew added this to christinemayhew's ideas
June 22, 2013
paint your intersection
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