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CHALK ART at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
123 West Washington
One of the first hosts to Urban Fairies (outside of our home), Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea has
also been generous in hosting a show of my illustrations and has commissioned several chalk murals.
A blank slate.
Nearly literally, except that it isn't actually slate. It's drywall with chalk board paint,
Started the Ice Dragon mural Spring 2017. I began roughing it in using a Walkie Chalk® to extend my reach.
Serendipitously, I had just worked with the inventors of the Walkie Chalk® on developing the packaging.
I ended up redoing the hand/claw/talon as it seemed a bit too small.

Later I noted that I drew this RIGHT arm attached to the Left shoulder...DOH!
Even after stepping back a couple times.

It's important to know your subject matter!
So I had to drink a few Ice Dragons. :)
Nearly done. Back to add details... later.
OK. Done.
Closer look.
Then I got some fan art from Jake!
In September of 2017 was the advent of the Autumn Chalk board
Autumn Season Chalk Board.
Right side closer.
Left side closer.
In May of 2018 The Tea Time with Clarence chalk mural began.

Remember Clarence?

A clean slate (again).
It takes some effort to banaish a dragon!
Clarence, the bridge troll stops by Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea for...


Coming along. Though I was stumped for a bit. hee hee
Left Side.
Right Side.
End of the Day.
A change of season, a change of garland.
Chalk murals are a messy endeavor!
Chalk mural, white rabbit, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, fairy Doors, urban-fairies, Urban Fairies, Ann Arbor
In April 2019 A "White Rabbit" showed up...

...just a hare latte.

ahahhahhahahhahhahaaaahaaaa heehee

Still to be added:

The Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea anniversary chalk board

The Wild Animals chalk mural

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This is where it (fairy doors) all began — the concept, the phenomenon. This site is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan (the original fairy doors) and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright , certified fairyologist, discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies®, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, Found Gallery, Mott Children's Hospital, The Michigan Theater, Google Offices, Nicola's Books, Found Gallery, Flying Pumpkin Cottage, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop, Flat Fairies, Clarence the Bridge Troll, fairy droppings. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies®. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy® phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.

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