She’s a pretty face.
I can’t believe I hadn’t found this before, on one of my many trips to Kensington Market.
It’s obviously several years old, and I’ve been down the alley a few times.
Ah, but I hadn’t turned the corner in the alley, before.
Why? I figure all those black plastic rat traps put me off. However, now with Toronto’s new mushroomed rat problem, I have gotten used to seeing them run by, in the daytime.
I’m glad I found her. She’s a darling, and there is something satisfying about finding treasure in the trash.
Pics taken by Resa – August 2, 2022
As I exited the alley, I noticed the shop on the corner had 2 mandala wall hangings for sale. I immediately thought of Graham Stephan – Mandala Vihara
106 thoughts on “Debris Darling”
Such a nice surprise. So true about treasure in the trash. Time for wine.
Clink! Ahead of Ya! xo
*Clink Just chugged my first so you are not so much ahead.xo
Ah what a fight to find art; dodging rats, trash, and other urban things cluttering the view sometimes, thanks for being the fearless street art finder, and thanks for sharing it Resa! Could be a nice song, Just a pretty face in the trash…food thing I am awful in music..:)
Yes, it’s always an adventure when I head into the alleys. Still, there is lots to find.
Best, there’s usually no people… maybe a few smoking pot.
Could be a song, but you would have to write it. Perhaps Maya could meow out the tune? 🤔😻 xo
For the vocals, she’s probably much better at that than me, she has a good variety of meow when I gave her dish 😀
Ahh pitch perfect meowing!
At first glance, Darling reminded me of Betty Boop.
I thought of a flapper–Betty Boop works, but I thought of Clara Bow, “the It girl.”
You’re right! I’d forgotten about Clara Bow.
I have no idea why her named popped into my head! 🙂
Yes! It girl.
I had to google her and you are so right!
Thank you! 😊
Liz, I can see that!
Great find, Resa. Yes, treasure in the trash. I’m sorry to hear that Toronto has so much trash and rats.
Yes… Clara Bow! It is very 1920’s!
Yes, it is. 🙂
The kiss curls are a give away!
WHAT? No kiss curl emoji. Again, an emoji let down!
Terrific discovery, Resa! Love the 1920s look in the 2020s. 🙂
I never know what I’ll find. 🙂
A wonderful thing! 🙂
The thrill of the art hunt! 🎨
Una Dona Encantadora ❤️
Yes!!! Thank you.. ❤️
That is a beautiful painting. Nice mandala’s. Were they reasonably priced?
I’m sure they are reasonably priced. It’s Kensington Market, and everything is inexpensive.
neither rain, nor snow, nor rats, nor trash, will stop the art from shining through!
Yeah!!! Guess I’m sort of mailmuraler.
She’s gorgeous. Love the colors. So glad you found her.
Me too! This mural is poetic to me.
Lovely. Reminds me of Linda Ronstadt! დ
Interesting! you are he first to make that connect. დ
She really is a treasure amidst the trash. What a wonderful find, Sorceress!
I was so excited when I found her! I mean..the whole presentation with the trash. Poetic!!!!
Yes! Very poetic!
‘Search and you will find’. Splendid, I rather have taken to that face of hers. Regards, TOF
Me too! TOF it’s poetic to me…beauty amongst debris.
She is reminiscent of flash tattoo art. And, wow, mandalas and chakras! Thanking you kindly for the shout out. 😌🙏✨
I can’t look at a mandala and not think of you!
Your art is stunning!
∞ ♡ ✰ ❁ 𑁍 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𑁍 ❁ ✰ ♡ ∞
What a beautiful find, dahling and somehow those pallets etc complement it well!
I also thought of Graham after seeing the Mandalas. 😉
It’s hard not to. How many bloggers have a Mandala blog. So much creativity out here. So much uniqueness!
So true… isn’t it amazing?!!!
It’s such a poetic presentation… on its own.
Oh, yes!!! ❤😘❤😘❤
Seeing beauty in the ugly I love this Resa. What has become of our countries that there is so much filth covering the beauty we see. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Oh Eunice…. It only takes a few evil hearts and minds to ruin it for the rest of us.
Look at Putin, China, Iran… and the rest of our countries.
No one is without blame, in a sense. We choose our leaders…OR do they choose us?
A hero is gravely needed.
I’m so glad you saw the poetry of injustice, and the lingering beauty in this mural! xoxoxo
Have a wonderful week!
You as well Resa yes the world has for sure headed to the toilet lol save for those of us who grew up long ago and saw some aspects of life much differently. I know money buys position and we are but pawns for USA I saw out with all lawmakers every 2 years and let a new batch take a whack lol better than sleeping and doing nothing for 50 years.
I wonder ifn the city of Toronto is paying the mural artists , Resa ?
You never know what you might find when you turn the corner of the unknown,
this of coarse not only was notable, it’s memorable! Great find and photos Resa
What a beautiful discovery!
Agree! It is poetic in its way!
She looks like a movie star of the Golden Twenties. 🙂
Have a fine sunday, and stay safe, dear Resa!
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our mural artists and to you, my dear “mural whisperer.” Her smile lights up the walkway and diminishes the debris around her. What a wonderful “teachable” moment – wherever you find yourself, if you choose kindness, beauty will join the party.
She looks like a tango dancer, doesn’t she? Sorry to hear about the rat problem….
Hi Resa, sorry late commenting but have been feeling under the weather (wisdom teeth problems 🤯) Glad you ventured that “extra mile” to find this hidden treasure – shame that it got covered up so much though. The Mandalas are interesting as two of my friends named Mei-Mei and Kiri (who are both Star Wars fans and WP bloggers) had a weekly art section on their blogs where they both had the same Star Wars colouring book and would choose images to complete each week and compare. Some of the pictures were Star Wars themed mandalas.
Again I wasn’t notified of your post. Eeeeeee! This is lovely. A gem among the ruins. She’s gorgeous with those big amber eyes. The wall hanging are fabulous. I would hang those on my walks anytime. xx👯♀️xx
No worries about notifications! You won’t forget me! I’m still touching up RR Mermaid. I know I’ll finish her today, but of course it’s pitch black here, so no pics today. It’s almost 100% humidity, and it’s like a steam bath out there. 106 F.
I finished R Budd mermaid last night! Wait ’til you see her! LOL
One, that’s hot!! It rained today so it cooled off. I can’t wait to see Mermaid Rebecca 🤗
She is soooo cute!
I know she is under water, but the sunglasses are a keeper! LOL xoxoxoxoxo
So cute. Yes on the sunglasses 😎!😂xxooxxoo
I just got another interview request. This time for my work on “The Passion of Ayn Rand”.
What’s happening? xoxoxo
Wow, this is awesome. Go get ‘em gf! xoxoxo
e you tomorrow!
Drawings have been emailed!!!!
Now I need to do a PBH Mermaid!
Thank you for the lovely comment!
It’s my pleasure, I love this wall art. 👯♀️💕
HEY… for the future… not too far, we need to do “A Tangle of Hearts”!!!!!!
Your hair will be amazing! I might need a poem. We can dedicate the post to someone we really like! OR who is deserving, but not that noticed.
I have to finish the mermaids, then the new monster… but soon!
xoxoxoxo 👯♀️💕 Love us!
I’m in Meece! Sounds fabulous 👯♀️💕 we are awesome 😎
👯♀️💕 we are awesome 😎
Treasure in the trash, indeed! There is always something rewarding about coming across something of beauty where it is least expected. I am also pleasantly surprised when I notice something new in areas or places I have been many times, and that reminds me you never know what you might find whether your visiting somewhere for the first time, or many times over.
She is a hidden gem! The rats… not so much 😉
LOL, I wish the rats were hidden! 😉
Wow Resa, you did find more gems! I haven’t been down to Kensington in about 3 years! Now you are scaring me with the rats! Oye! 🙂 xx
There’s always been rats around, but apparently there’s a huge problem at the moment.
LOL The city is blaming Covid for the rat population explosion.
It has to do with the restaurants being outdoors, in the street and the massive amount of construction going on. Digging big holes and ripping up streets and roads displaces existent rat homes/tunnels so they relocate. The alley behind my home is infested. They’ve been digging up the roads around here for 2 years and it seems the pests have relocated into the alleys around the construction.
Very annoying! 😵💫🐀
Holy crap! Ya, I know there’s always construction going on, and there are always rodents – glad I’ve never seen one. But I never thought Covid and outdoor would expand the problem. I am petrified of those critters. You are brave! What area do you live in, out of curiosity? Lol ❤
Parkdale! Love it here, but we talk about moving a bit further along the Lakeshore.
Roncesvalles is a terrific old style shopping village. No car needed. xo
Oh fab! No wonder you are always downtown – a trek for me here up in the top of the city. Yes, so much to do by foot. I envy you – minus the rats. LOLOL ❤
I’m glad you found her, Resa, and that she wasn’t covered by the pallets and trash. Ugh, regarding the rats. They’d give me the creeps, but I also wouldn’t let them stop me from finding beauty. 😀
As long as the rats don’t invade my home, live and let live.
Ahh, but I have rat stories that would curl your hair, or straighten it, depending.
I used to clean a banquet hall that held 500 people. I was in my teens. No pay. My parents were apparently running the place… but anyway.
It was child labour, against the law….but what did I know?
So one night I was alone, wiping tables. I turned to the double kitchen doors. They were open, and the lights were on.
I thought, “how did that dog get in here?”
NO dog, rat. Shit that was a big one… we locked eyes.
I sent it a mental message to eat all the garbage he/she wanted.
I continued wiping tables. xo
Oh, that’s right out of a horror story, Resa. The plot is rolling through my mind. Eeek.
Oh goody! Roll the plot!
Rats are the toast of the town! I saw one strutting about SoHo in NYC and it got quite the paparazzi treatment from tourists with their cameras. All to the dismay of locals.
Ahh, the ultimate tourist keepsake, a NYC rat photo!
What soul these artists bring to the streets and alleys and neighborhoods. So beautifully impressive.
Agree! There’s weirdness going on with comments. Sigh! Trying to sort it out with WP! Muah!
What? WP best get its shit straight.
Hugs to you Resa.
Very pretty face. Classy.
Yes! Adore you! xx