Archive for Category: "Make A Diff"

Spring Cleaning With Meliora K. – A Graffiti Experiment Fence Champion

Meliora K No Frills Soap Bar

The Graffiti Experiment  is happy it’s spring! This project is intended to inspire positive community unity and beautiful art instead of hate and gang symbols in our urban neighborhoods. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the painted fence experiment […]

Thoughts On Front Lawn Edibles – A Graffiti Experiment Fence Champion

Pollinator Fence Graffiti Experiment Photo in Winter

The Graffiti Experiment  continues in March – is it spring yet? This is a project intended to inspire community unity. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the monthly fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the painted fence experiment up for a longer period of time. In […]

Gardens Eye View Blog – A Graffiti Experiment Fence Champion

Pollinator Fence Graffiti ExperimentPollinator Fence Graffiti Experiment

The Graffiti Experiment  continues in Winter! It is a project intended to inspire positive community unity and beautiful art instead of displaying hate or negativity in our urban neighborhoods. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the painted fence experiment […]

Teach People How To Garden – A Graffiti Experiment Fence Champion

Gardenworks Volunteers

The Graffiti Experiment is a project intended to inspire positive art and community unity instead of displaying hate or negativity in our urban neighborhoods. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the painted fence experiment up for a longer period […]

An Update on The Graffiti Fence and Inspiring Jewelry

Peter Painting the back fence

The Graffiti Experiment is a project intended to create gang graffiti awareness. I want to  inspire positive art and community unity instead of displaying hate or negativity in our urban neighborhoods. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the fence […]

A Save the Painted Fence Feature – The Ring Weeder

Ringweeder Tool and Weeds

The Graffiti Experiment is a special save the painted fence project intended to build gang graffiti awareness and prevention on how urban communities might work to inspire positive change. Champions of the graffiti project donated money to help pay the fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the fence experiment up […]

The Graffiti Experiment: Please Help Save My Fence

Shawna Coronado and The Graffiti Preventing Pollinator Painted Fence

I Need Your Help – Within a month of my covering the gang graffiti on my back fence with a gorgeous painting of pollinators, native flowers, and a “make a diff” statement to encourage positive action within my neighborhood, my homeowners association slapped me with a stiff fine. It will cost me $30 per month […]

Mural Art In The Garden To Cover Graffiti

Mural of Flowers and Butterflies on Back Garden Fence Close View Shawna Coronado

Living life in an urban environment means you sometimes have to deal with problems. Graffiti has only happened to me once in all the 29 years I have lived near Chicago. My first reaction to the garden vandalism that happened this month [see right] was hurt and anger. I work so hard to help our […]

Interviewing Chris Brogan for the Make A Diff Show

Chris Brogan Stop Talking Start Doing. Photo Credit Sarah Evans.

Late last year I had a thought about how I might make a difference with simple tips on doing positive things in the world. What if I could interview 100 influential people on how they live everyday and the sustainable ideas they have for social good?  This year I am putting that thought into action […]

Gardening Nude Naked Winner of the Week: Rachel Edson of La Familia International – An International Mission To Make a Difference

On most Friday’s, my blog features a special person or organization for the day. This person or org is the “Naked Winner of the Week.” All people featured in this category are winners for doing great things for the community and trying to make a difference for the world. You can make a difference too. […]