Year of the Dog – Yay!

⭐️ This special post celebrates the Chinese Zodiac: THE YEAR OF THE DOG⭐️ “Hello, I’m Hera, your Hostess of Ceremonies on this exciting occasion”.

Artwork by: Marina Kanavaki – Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“I know I’m gorgeous, but my mom’s art pillows help add to my beauty. My mom is an artist, Marina Kanavaki and she has a blog!

At this celebration you will meet many dogs. You will meet real dogs & graffiti dogs.”

Above is Clay & Ruty. Their mom is Belén Soto & she has a blog, too! Hmm, that looks like a park behind them! Of course, dogs LOVE to go to the park with their humans.

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018 & ends on February 4, 2019.”

“So, let me introduce this stunning white graffiti dog I met in Graffiti Alley in Toronto.”

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“Ah, beauty, thy name is dog! Did I mention dogs LOVE to go to the park with their humans.”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Many Graffiti dogs, like this St. Bernard, live in the alleys.”

Some like me, are rescue dogs. (Thank you mommy! ❤️🎵❤️.) The poor little thing below was rescued by Resa’s friend. Buddy was kept in 1 room, never had baths, never went to the park & lived in his own filth.”

“Buddy lives with Resa’s friend now. He goes to the park, gets baths & love.”

‘There is no Year Of The Human. When I see dogs like Buddy (and me before Marina found me) I know why.”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“However, I do wish there was The Year of the Mommies and Daddies Who Love Dogs, Mommies like Marina….. & Belén, where as you can see, there is no shortage of love.”

Photo © Belén Soto
Artists: Birdo, Hames, Spud

“Some dogs bay at the moon, even if they are painted & live in the alley.”

Artists: Birdo, Hames, Spud

“Many graffiti dogs have gone into modelling and advertising.”

Artist: Lazo

“Did I mention dogs like to go to the park?”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Before I forget, I’d like to show you more pics of Ruty and Clay. Some are from when they were puppies.”

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“So, While I’m being a good Hera waiting for Marina to take me to the park,”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

I want to tell you that you can buy my mom’s art on  Marina’s Art Shop Many products with her art on them are available on Society 6 Her music is at Marina’s Music & don’t forget her art calendar on MagCloud

Also, Ruty and Clay want me to tell you that you can buy Belén’s ceramics at Belén’s Tienda

 

 Pics of graffiti taken by Resa – 2017 & 2018

Toronto & Winnipeg, Canada

Artists of 1st shown mural

Artists: @mr_tensoe2 @crwales66 @nick_sweetman @scieter @3tr_t @braes_ack @getsofacto @poserabm
Artist: Marina Kanavaki – Photo © Marina Kanavaki

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR PET HAS PLENTY OF FRESH WATER

 

Hop Around the Hopper People

Along the Liberty Village trail, they are painting all of the old silos and hoppers.

This is a painted hopper.

It is beside a leather company, but I prefer to think “pleather”.

Very interesting faces!

The legs are interesting, too.

Pics taken by Resa – January 21, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Is unknown to me at this time. As always, I will try to update as info incomes.

Beauty, Beauty & Beauty

So what if this art is on an old wood garage with many flaws & dry rot?

Artist: Ted Hamer

It was a “Le Gasp” moment for me when I found it.

Artist: Ted Hamer

A woman, a tiger & a bird are one helluva gorgeous line-up!

Artist: Ted Hamer
Artist: Ted Hamer
Artist: Ted Hamer

Pics taken by Resa – May, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Reggae, the King’s Music

I went to a unique area of the city to get this fab Reggae mural.

Artist: Adrian Hayles

When I found it, it was in a parking lot filled with cars. Yay, reflections!

I only knew basic history of Haile Selassie. However, if you are interested, as I was  you can read the BBC article: Rastafrian Beliefs Regarding Haile Selassie

Artist: Adrian Hayles

Moving on, it looks like Bob Marley leading into Haile Selassie …

Artist: Adrian Hayles

… which forwards into ..

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

The Skatealites

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

Then the final fab bit.

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

The full length of the mural is fantastic!

Artist: Adrian Hayles

Pics taken byResa – January 11, 2018

Toronto, Cananda

The Artist:

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles