Back in the Alleys

All the BGF’s & dog have been cooped up.

We stayed home.

Some restrictions have been lifted, under certain conditions.

Happy to say, I am back in action in my beloved alleys, and observing conditions.

Pics taken by Resa,  May 19 – 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Prince Paste-Up

I don’t find a lot of paste-ups any more. However, in this time of Covid, the paste and run mentality makes total sense.

I adore Prince, and was beyond thrilled to find this.

It’s brilliantly pasted over a throw-up. I loathe throw-ups.

My fave Prince song, and one of my fave vids….ever!

Pics taken by Resa – May 19, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist is unknown ❤

I’d love to see your fave Prince song/vid. Please post the link & not the actual video in your comment. A Frank Angle taught me that… so my browser won’t crash.

You enter the link, but add 1 character after the link. It will come out a link, and not a vid! Don’t worry if you didn’t get it right. I’ll make it right! Love & Peace!

 

Eye Spy

I found this on March, 9.  It was the last time I rode the subway.

I look forward to the day I can venture out into another area of the city, but I’m not willing to risk public transportation at this time.

The parts with the eyes are. fabulous.


Pics taken by Resa – March 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Queen Hera

Be still my beating heart! Is that Hera, Marina Kanavaki’s doggie?

I’m sure it is!

Marina rescued Hera from a shelter. Who wouldn’t be tail wagging happy if Marina rescued them?

I think Marina said they called her Queen at the shelter.

An obvious assumption.

Oh yeah, there’s other bits in this alley mural.

Different, huh!

I may have over shot, but it is Hera, after all!

I wanted to make sure I got all of the angles!

Pics taken by Resa – May 7, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

PORTRAIT OF HERA BY MARINA

Marina, thank you for all of the pics you sent me for the post!

Thank You Teagan!

Recently, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene from Teagan’s Books offered free copies of her book; “The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee” to her readers.

Teagan thought that the the shorts of her magical glowing pigs would brighten up some of our days during isolation. As for me, I love love loved it, and am still basking in the glow. I have gone through my pics to find art of pigs, and return some of the whimsy & joy.

Above are 2 pigs painted by “Bacon”. Odd name considering the art is on the side of a vegan restaurant. I’m considering them to be the Siskel and Ebert of pig stories.

“Two Snouts Up”, they snort in unison!

Deme and Honeybell, 2 sweet and lovely glowing pigs, are the stars of the Snorts. They use their magic to do good things. Honeybell wishes she was as bold as Deme, but they are partners in adventure.

“So what? You have to be a good looking gal, to get to be a glowing pig?” grunts the disgruntled regular street art pig.

A much wiser pig, from a Chinese Zodiac mural, knows different.

“I think all pigs are wonderful in Teagan’s glowing mind. I’ll have to read more to be sure, but I’m making the prediction here!”

The Glowing Pigs stories take place in Atonement, Tennessee. Teagan has written  two main books about Atonement: Atonement, Tennessee & Atonement in Bloom.  

Find all links to Teagan’s The Atonement, TN universe of urban fantasies at the end of the post!

Besides the many other books Teagan has written, she engages us all in a serial most Saturdays. Right now we’re river boating, and participating, on The Delta Pearl. So hop aboard, enjoy the trip and check out some of Teagan’s Other Books by clicking on the Riverboat Steampunk image above.

“Tha yibida tha yibida tha yibida That’s All Folks!”

“I told you we shoulda picked the small noses!”

The Atonement, TN universe of urban fantasies

Atonement, Tennessee

Kindle:  rxe.me/HGSVA8A

relinks.me/B00HGSVA8A

The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of  Atonement, Tennessee

rxe.me/LTBDNH

relinks.me/B07GLTBDNH

Atonement in Bloom

Kindle:  rxe.me/5RRBLH

Paperback: relinks.me/1726882128

 And the Spanish version of Atonement, Tennessee…
Expiación y Magia – rxe.me/BM7L71

“Does Teagan have any Cow stories?”

Holly’s Upside Down Garden


A canvas of flowers in Holly’s

Upside down garden.

I love hanging round realities of prose

No right, no nor wrong

Just a song

Metaphors & entendres.

Roses in bloom & sea birds in hand

She hangs her fruits from stray branches

In Holly’s upside down garden.

🌹☘️💐🌼🌸☘️🌹

Pics taken by Resa – February 18, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Written for Holly – HoH

This is a very old mural, painted on stucco, chipped & weathered. Still, when I saw it, I loved it and I thought “OMG that’s young Holly”

PS. She did hang upside down from the monkey bars. So did I. The rest is secret!