Why does that fish have a peacock feather tail?” She asked as he sprayed more paint onto the wall.
“It’s a peacock fish,” he answered, his voice muffled by the filter mask that covered most of his face.
“But there’s no such thing,” she asserted.
“There is in my world.” His muffled voice was matter of fact. “In my world, there are peacock fish, and both the females and males have peacock tails.”
“But in real life, only the boys have fancy tails.” She wasn’t ready to leave her reality behind, as she stared at the unfinished female peacock fish.
“Your choice!” he replied.
She witnessed an ardent passion as he sprayed. She was compelled to look closer, then deeper into the mural. Suddenly she was a beautiful peacock fish, elegantly alluring the male who had attracted her attention.
His voice broke her fantasy. “I’m done for the day.”
As the last word landed, she was back on the pavement, looking up at the painting.
“Seems like I could just live in there, forever. Huh, well, my name’s Janie. You must be hungry. Do you want to grab a bite? I know a great place in this hood.”
“My name’s Cyan, and yes… maybe… but I’m covered in paint, and I really need to clean up first. He removed his mask. Where can I meet you in say, one hour.”
“Starboard Fish and Chips,” she laughed. “Oh, but I only eat chips, no fish, and they have a special deep fryer for the chips. No fish gets fried in it.
Janie waited until almost closing time for Cyan, but he was a no show. She was haunted by the experience all the next day. The day after that, she returned to the mural. Cyan wasn’t there. However, she was.
Janie was larger than life, looking more radiant than she had ever thought herself to be. Cyan had painted her into his mural, her long black hair an electric peacock’s tail. She was ephemeral, and a part of him forever.
BIG THANK YOU to GI, for inviting me to take a stab at her “How They Met”series.
Pics taken by Resa – Late 2013
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
The Artists: Sébastien Morissette & Patrick Moss
59 thoughts on “How They Met”
That’s a wonderful story. The murals are fantastic.
Yay! Thank you, Timothy. It’s a bit nerve wracking posting my writing. 😀
Just fabulous. These are so beautiful and inspiring!
Thanks, and they are gorgeous street paintings!
Colorful those fishes and the rest of the mural, nice one.
Thank you JMR! It is a marvellous mural in Gatineau!
I love this so much, love how they met, love the fish wall art. It’s amazing, great job Resa! xo
Thanks Holly! It’s a wonderful mural, and it was a bit scary putting my words out there. You are an amazing writer, so this is a fab compliment on my writing! xx
You’re an amazing writer, photographer , designer…the list goes on! I really love this an the way you interacted with the wall art. It’s fabulous! xx
TY, Holly! I’ve been wanting to do stories using wall art for a long time! xx
Such a super idea. It worked out beautifully,♥️🐠🐟🐳🐋
Great story dear Resa ! I am sure that the top picture is of a carrot, a sad carrot, a store reject destined for fame in your blog my friend. Big hug from our family in Graz. Ralph xoxoxo ❤
Yes, by jove I think you’ve pinned the carrot! ❤ Destined for fame on my blog. I really like that dear Ralph! Love to all in Graz!!! xoxoxo ❤
striking piece. Gr Stef
The explosion of colors just pops so good. I love seeing an artist bring their project to life.
I adore wall art!!! This piece is amazing.
Excellent!!!!! I’m reblogging it. I love the street art mixed in with the story.
Thank you, GI! xo
Reblogged this on Rethinking Life and commented:
Resa wrote a HOW THEY MET story and here it is…
Oh, Resa, this is wonderful! ❤ ❤ ❤
Thank you Melanie!!! xo ❤
Lots of color and imagination going on here, Resa — wonderful!
Thanks Jet! I often think of stories with wall art.
Wow. Beautiful peacock fish, and those colours! And starburst Janie with her long, black hair! Kudos to the two artists, and the words that accompany the art… such a beautiful story. Write more! Bravo Resa :)xxx
Aww, thank you! It takes me a long time to write stories, but it is a very enjoyable process. Of course it is scary to share them out her in cyber world, but with more people lie you saying you like them, I will write more. You are very sweet! xxxx
You are right, it is very brave to put your work out there. Keep doing it and play mercilessly to that subjective audience, because while it won’t always resonate with some, it will for sure hit the sweet spot for others. XxX
You are very sweet, and I will take your advice.
OMG! I just drew a comic book style female super hero, an original from me inspired by Holly House of Heart.
Her name is Princess Blue Holly, and she’s a bad ass with a sweet steak!!
The first drawing came out better than I had hoped! xxxxxx
Great story, Resa, and wonderful art. What could be better?
Lol! I suppose a mural of one of my Art Gowns would be a HUGE gas! xoxoxo
Hahah… We may well laugh, but, who knows what the future may bring?
Do any of the artists know about your wonderful creations? You just never know where a ‘word’ dropped here and there can achieve…
Nothing ventured, nothing gained! 🤔😊🙃
A few do know…. barely. However, I am having a Monarch painted on my home, and the artists, who know, heard of it twice now. I have an extra gown from the movies hanging around. I’m hoping to get it sprayed while they are here painting my home.
Then they will be re-informed. If they were female artists, it could be a bit different!
Trying!!! 😀 😀 😀
Well now a peacock fish IS a thing!! So creative and bold and … fantastic!
I’m not surprised your poetic mind is seeing peacock fish. 😀
This art whets the imagination!
The story flows so well with each painting and character.
You’ve given them a voice to be heard and their story is worth every read and soul. 🙂
I don’t write often, but it is a very satisfying creative. Thank you, Charlie!!!! 😀
You should write more often.
Your writings are very honest, detailed, and very from the heart. 🙂
You are welcome, Resa.
Resa, your story is fantastic. It fits the incredible paintings perfectly. Hope you do more writing in the future. You are very creative! 📚Christine
Thank you, Christine! I love being creative. Actually, it’s almost all I can do.
I just read your comment on TheVintageToyAdvertiser’s blog (Shrunken Head Kit toy) and realised that WP hadn’t registered me as following you. As a result I haven’t been getting notifications! Sorry!
But as TVTA mentions, you have a great style of writing and I loved the twist in the (fish) tale at the end!
😀 WP doesn’t always work perfect.
I’ve come to understand & accept!
Thank you for you compliment on my writing! 😀
Hello again, thanks for understanding! I can’t complain about WP’s functions but I just found out another important comment had been swept up as Spam and I only discovered somebody tried to contact me when I checked my external email!
And your writing is very good, it reminded me of the stories written by Roald Dahl that had a twist in the tail (they were adapted into a TV series here in the UK named “Tales of the Unexpected”)
Anyhoo I have ReFollowed your blog and I have set a bookmark so I can navigate back more often, thanks again.
Great story and colorful art a fab combination. I liked this a lot. 🙂
Many thank you’s, Daniel! 😀 ❦
I love the brilliance in her answer. There is in her world. Quite inspiring words.
Oh, and if it were me, I would have asked about the fish with duck lips.
Well,… ducks, fish, lips and kisses all seem in order.
I’m a bit goofy today. The sun came out, which is novel in Toronto these days.
Glad you liked my writing. I was very nervous to post it. 😀
Hi Resa, Sorry about not visiting your blog lately! I was trying to catch up on writing, and I haven’t even touched my blog. Glad I came back in time for your wonderfully creative story. xoxoxo
No worries, dear Carolee. I am a haphazard blogger, at best. I always figure writers are writing, and Art Gowners are gowning. My new one is about 65%, so I feel like doing that at lot. Can’t blog and sew at the sam time.
Yes, it’s fab that you touched for my story. Thank you for your lovely words!
So how’s the new book coming along? xoxoxo
It’s going really well, thanks! I had my doubts about the whole greyhound series, but I’m back into it now. Have fun gowning 😉 xoxoxo
Weaving tales and gowns! This is brilliant, the mural and your story.
The murals are stunning! And your story was a good match.
Wow! What a story and art. Merci.
I love that first one!
It’s such a fab mural!!
The story and the murals – they are so beautiful…