Neighborhood walking: Bright and cheerful walkway on Corinne Dr.
We got a tip from Portola Valley resident Sarah Lucas (who has a new blog, more about that to come) about a friend of hers, Menlo Park resident Melissa Freeman, who has created a colorful and cheerful walkway leading to the front door of her house on Corinne Dr. We checked in with Melissa who emailed:
“My daughter, who is home from college, had the idea a few weeks ago. She ordered pastels on Amazon and away she went for a few rows. I thought it looked fun so I joined in. Adding the different colors was a lot like a puzzle. She soon got involved in school work online, and I continued on.
“It was great therapy, as they say art therapy. Since I had the time, I really enjoyed it. I could be outside, being creative, around color, nature,and hopefully making our street a happier place right now. I have always loved working with my hands, and this quarantine fun project made me realize that I definitely want to go back to doing something creative whether it is art or floral design.
“If I have bought a smile or laugh to someone’s face — or inspired them in some creative way— it has made my day during these uncertain times.”
When we stopped by earlier today, to take a photo, we spotted a large cat snoozing on the walkway (upper right hand corner). So there’s at least one seal of approval!
Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020