A Funny Thing Happened when I Found the Mural

I heard about this Fox & Owl, in the Ossington alley.

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

I knew where it had to be, so I went there. I came home, unsuccessful, but returned a few weeks later.

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

I re -did the alley, to no avail. I turned around to go home. Don’t know why, but I looked up. The reason I hadn’t seen it, is that it’s almost 3 stories high.

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

However, no matter where I stood, I could not get in the entire piece. I tried finding new spots to shoot from. When I got to the end of the alley, I saw a house for sale. There was an open house in 1 hour!

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

I’m always looking for an investment. Yay! There was a deck on the back of the house!

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

Pics taken by Resa – July 23, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

43 thoughts on “A Funny Thing Happened when I Found the Mural

    1. I’m so glad I found that open house! πŸ˜€ I was becoming a bit crazed not being able to capture the full piece. I couldn’t find anything to climb. I was considering 2 options. !. Coming back with a ladder. 2. Coming back on a weekday when the businesses were all open, finding the place that had access to the roof, and begging.

  1. Haha… Now there’s a Fox and an Owl that didn’t escape detection; although, it seems they tried. Along came Resa, with her trusty camera and atop a deck she thrived… πŸ™‚
    lol – A great back story; to be sure!

  2. Great one … Very focused and clean. Love the location and can see how it is easily missed. Thanks for your persistence.

    PS: A new series that you will love starts Saturday. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Anarette! It was a good day. There should be more coming our way. Hugs to the puppies…okay dogs, but all dogs seem like puppies to me. πŸ˜€ ❀

  3. Carolee Croft

    What a cool adventure! I hope to follow in your footsteps and maybe find some art around Edmonton… though not today. Everything is covered in huge swathes of snow. πŸ™‚

    1. Edmonton! I’ve been there in the summer, and it felt like fall. The snow melted here, but it could come back. It’s been a weird winter. I’m not a book reviewer, but I’m trying to do one for Ariella’s Escape. πŸ˜€ Amazon sent an email to rate it, I gave it 5 stars. Hopefully I can write a review that’s decent enough to put on Amazon.
      Stay warm!!! ❀

      1. Carolee Croft

        I hope you’re staying warm too, Resa! Thank you so much for your rating and review of Ariella’s Escape, this is a huge help. Usually I have to kidnap people and force them to write reviews for me πŸ™‚ I’m sure it will be great, you’re an awesome writer!!!

  4. Great mural once again, the fox and the owl are beautiful. But my favorite part is reading about your resourcefulness and tenacity in first finding it, then capturing it to share with us. Such a fun story here, Resa, thank you.

    1. Dear Jet, I’m sure you like the story because of all you go through to capture all of the wonderful nature you share with us. You can relate, although my adventures are urban and yours are country and jungle and wild!

  5. I love that you didn’t give up. It’s amazing that it’s up so high. I wonder what it was like to paint it way up there. No wonder the characters are close-ups, because they had to be seen from long distances. Outdoor artists have so much to think about.

  6. I’ve heard of the famous OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT nonsense-poem by Edward Lear, but I don’t recall a pairing of owl and fox in literature. In any case, it’s a gorgeous mural, and you captured a pussycat in your previous post, so between the two posts, you’ve got the owl and the pussycat covered (with a fox as a bonus). πŸ™‚

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