SnaggleBooboo

It’s colorful, and combines an aboriginal arts feel with 20th century cartoons.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Artist: Cash Akoza

LOL! Snagglepuss and Booboo.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Artist: Cash Akoza

Artist: Cash Akoza

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Canada

The artist is Cash Akoza & the pics above and below blow up real nice!

Artist: Cash Akoza

KIDS’ MONTH 2016


Water

Fresh water is one of the most important things in life.

Benji & Ms. Zulu remind us in my last post, that all plants & animals need plenty of fresh water to live and grow.

SO, how can we keep it clean? Can we pollute less? How will life grow if it drinks poison?

There is one other side to this mini-mural. Looks to me like kids are sharing.

Here’s older kids, still sharing.

“Think Global, Act Local”

Pics Taken by Resa- May 26, 2016

Ottawa, Canada

The Artist: Is unknown to me. I will update when I know.

KIDS MONTH 2017


Benji & Ms. Zulu Host “A Vegetable Garden”

“Hi this is Benji and Ms. Zulu. We were asked by Resa to host the vegetable garden mural for Kid’s Month.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“This is quite an honor and we are happy to assist. Of course we are hoping to get a tasty snack for our modeling work.”

Photo © Anarette Estafane

“As you can see, I used to be very small.”

“Humans are omnivores and need to eat lots of veggies and fruit.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“Dogs are canines and we love veggies and fruit, just be sure not to feed us the wrong kinds, see  Vegetables & Fruits Dogs Can & Can’t Eat”

Photo © Anarette Estafane

“After eating lots of healthy dog food, I got as strong as a lion.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“Ms. Zulu is already 11.5 years old and has helped put in many vegetable gardens.”

Photo © Anarette Estafane

She taught me that you need to dig a whole lot if you want to plant vegetables and fruit trees in your garden.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“I like to help her with it. It’s hard work but we don’t mind because the fruit of this kind of labor is sweet.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

Photo © Anarette Estafane

“I love to sniff the plants and trees in the garden; they all have a different scent. I often see bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds on the flowers.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“I recently learned that these are important pollinators. Without them we would not be able to grow most fruit and vegetables.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“Pesticides kill pollinators and are bad for us too; that’s why we don’t use pesticides in our backyard. Better be safe than sorry.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“Here we are in front of a banana tree, showing the fruit as well as carrots. There are lots of vitamins in the bananas and carrots. The good news is that these are so tasty that we enjoy eating healthy in between meals.”

Photo © Anarette Estafane

“So let’s dig and plant some fruits and veggies!”

❤ ⭐ ❤

 ⭐ THANK YOU Benji & Ms. Zulu

The garden is so happy that you came to host, that the Onion, Potato and Robin have formed a band and are writing a song for you.

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

The onion is the percussionist, and the potato plays guitar.

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

Of course the Robin is the singer!

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

♬ ♫ The robin is singing ♬ ♫  that if you click on any pic of  ♬ ♫ Benji or Ms. Zulu ♬ ♫, you will be transported to Benji’s blog. ♬ ♫

Street Art Pics taken by Resa – March 1, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Pics of Benji and Ms. Zulu are all © Anarett Estafane. All bold, black writing in “quotations” is written by Benji & Ms. Zulu and are © Anarette Estafane

The artist:

“Of course, the garden needs water, just like you and me.”

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

“Ms. Zulu and I love to help with this task and always want first dibs. The water from the hose is sooo refreshing, it’s hard to resist.”

Photo © Anarette Estafane

I want to remind everyone to check up on vegetables that dogs can and can’t eat. Just click on the pick below to read all about it.

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

ALSO, visit Benji & Ms. Zulu’s mom’s (Anarette’s) blog just click on the pic of the bee and butterflies below!

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

KIDS’ MONTH 2017


Giraffe by Birdo

I found this Giraffe on Sunday. It was the Birdo I needed for Kids’ Month.

Artist: Birdo

The entire mural feels like world of fun & toys.

Artist: Birdo

I imagine this is a magic sock filled with creative ideas and projects.

Artist: Birdo

The best is that it’s in a crevice in an alley where kids live and garbage is kept. This mini-mural works so well, the trash bins go almost unnoticed.

Artist: Birdo

No one brightens cement city like Birdo!

Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2017

Toronto, Canada

KIDS’ MONTH 2017


Saltee Islands – treasure bigger than money -part 1

Puffins are my fave bird, but I’ve never met one. Inese has, on the Island of Saltee. Her photographs of Puffins are the best I’ve ever seen. Inese, Thank you for your gorgeous photos, and for allowing me this reblog on Kids’ Month!

Making memories

Saltee_Islands

“All people young and old, are welcome to come, see and enjoy the islands, and leave them as they found them for the unborn generations to come see and enjoy.”      –  Michael the First

Even after I shared two posts on my Saltee experiences I still have a lot to say. I love this place.

When we arrived to Kilmore Quay to catch our motor boat, the sea looked rough. In the days of sail, the area around the Islands was known as “the graveyard of a thousand ships”.  I cannot tell that I have a brilliant memory, but this sort of information somehow always gets stuck in my head.

We boarded our boats – twelve in each – and off we went.  Not wanting to get soaked in salty wate, I went inside the boat, and it was a grave mistake. The waves were rolling over the boat; a few times…

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Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce

Ste J reviews this book from Puffin Books, and I’m impressed. It sounds like a wonderful tale. Hey, did you know Ste j has 27 reviews in the “Children’s Literature” category on his blog? Book to the Future is a must follow!

Book to the Future

toms_midnight_gardenThirteen! proclaimed the clock, and then stopped striking.  Tom’s mind gave a jerk: had it really struck thirteen?

For Tom – angry and alone – the stroke of thirteen brings an escape to another time.

A magical, secret time and place, where friendships await and nothing is as it seems…

Look at this particularly fantastic cover it just screams out ‘read me’, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to do just that.  It wasn’t until I’d read the ending that I realised I had actually watched the wonderful BBC version in the 80’s, back when kids TV was made to be sinister and engrossing.  I may have to do a post on that….

I have long been a firm believer that silence challenges the reader’s imagination and as ever I chose that medium in which to immerse myself in this wonderful book, a masterpiece the cover…

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