In Kensington Market, on Augusta Avenue.
Took me ages to get the few shots I did. The tourists were out in full force, and I had to wait on many walking by.
There was a sun issue as well. It was peeking over the top of the building, making streaks and blinding me. So I also waited for clouds to come.
Pics taken by Resa – August 2, 2022
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Always with a great pleasure, Resa! Thank you as well for your efforts, to make these artwork public and unforgotten. Have a good weekend! xx Michael
xoxoxoxo You have a fab weekend, too!
Beautiful, Resa! Thanks for sharing! I adore Nina Simone’s voice. Do you know, William Price King has featured her over the last weeks at Sally Cronin’s blog: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/08/05/music-column-2022-william-price-king-meets-the-music-legends-nina-simone-part-four-the-1970s/
Best wishes, Michael
Thanks for the reblog and link, Michael!
Will check it out.
Thank you & Cheers! xo
I like your photographer talents , Resa . The photos are taken closer and closer. Great!
I like also the reflections by Nina about what our behavior has to be in front of the societal evolution.
Yes, thank you Michel!
I wonder when she made those comments?
I’m just learning about her, thanks to this painting. I never know what I will find in the street! Resa ❤❤
This is a true murals fishing , Resa! 🙂 ❤
So much fun for me, Michel! 🙂 ❤
And also a good art talent is needed to find, Resa !
I adore her! ❤️
I see why! I knew her name, but know I’m knowing her music! xo ❤️
Just read up on her a bit as a couple of her songs were recently edited together for a commercial. Great performer and great art certainly are a winning combination.
A commercial? This is killing me. So many great songs are now commercials.
Nonetheless, she is a brilliant singer and I’m thrilled to have found this art!
I love her voice, her quote, and the wonderful rendering. Thanks for waiting out the tourists and the glare, Resa. Beautiful art and artist. ❤
It was my pleasure to wait. It’s always something when art is in the street, or a parking lot, or behind a tree… LOL OR has a parking violation sign on it. Oh how about waiting for a delivery truck to go away!
Glad you saw this! xoxo
Lol. Patience is obviously a plus. 🙂
Such a powerful voice. A very troubled lady but a great talent. The artist did a great job capturing her essence.
I agree! Honestly, I knew her name, but finding this art has lead me to learn about her, and hear her music!
Wow. What a terrific mural of Nina. You did a great job with the camera work too. Thanks for sharing this today, Resa
My pleasure John!
I’m hoping to find more art on my next long walk. Looking for a day when the humidex doesn’t take us into the 90’s. It’s like walking around for hours in a sauna!
I WILL FIND ART!
I feel your pain. Our humidex is in the 100s
It’s crazy because we are 2460 kilometers (1528 miles) north of you. We have had days in the 100’s with the humidex.
Something is off kilter.
I think our 250,000 lakes (contain about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water) are about to boil!.
I think nature is a little pissed.
Oh, what a find, dahling!!!! Well worth the wait for people to walk by and clouds to come! Beautifully photographed. What a musician!
❤️😘🤗❤️🤗😘❤️ ….and 🐾😘🐾😘🐾😘🐾😘🐾😘🐾😘…….
I knew her name, but not her music. OMG! What a great singer she is.
Amazing what we can learn from street art!
Thank you re: my photography!
OH GEEZ – HERA!!!!
A wonderful tribute to a great artist! When she sang, I believed her.
I’m just learning about her, thanks to this painting. I’m grateful to the artist. Boy, can she sing!!!!!
She certainly can–and what a dynamic performer! I’m new to her work as well.
Resa, a powerful combination of great photos of great art picturing a great, often-political artist.
Thanks Dave re: the photos!
I only found out about her because of this street art.
YAY for art!!!!
Street art for the win! Wonderful how one thing can lead to another. 🙂
True. Great find. Interesting graffiti on the concrete in from the the mural.
I was wondering if anyone would note that graffiti on the cement thingies.
It is interesting. It reminds me of the artist, Anser. He draws line faces, without the pencil… spray can…. leaving the canvas. However, Anser’s art is much more developed and perfect.
Many a brilliant street artist has started with graffiti in Kensington Market. xxoo
It’s gorgeous. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for your patience in getting the right moment to take this. What a voice she had.
Shey, I’m just learning about her, because of this art. Wow, yes, the voice…the phrasing and the delivery are all unique and special.
I was probably living in a cave, as I did not know about her! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
My darling… that happens to us all. We think… WHo is that? And it is some spectacular person. xxxx
And the best thing??? You then learn all about them.
Wow! This is awesome
Great mural for a great artist, it is a beauty, thanks Resa for the shots and patiently waiting for correct lighting, sometimes we just want the sun to go, but just for the time to take the pics..:)
It was worth the wait.
It is because of this mural, that I found out about Nina! xx
I adore Nina and this is so fabulous. Such a wonderful find and obviously not easy to capture. To top off this awesomeness you’ve added my favorite song by Nina! Thank you dear Meece! xoxoxo
LOVE that song!
Meece, I knew her name, but did not know her music or anything about her. This art has me learning more. She’s amazing!
Almost finished AGM Mermaid Marina!
Nina is a legend. Pull her up and listen to “Feeling Good” and do many others. She was quite the activist as well.
Okay…. Feeling Good! xxxxxooooo
OMG… good thing Tim sent me (thank you for the swear jar) supplies. The biggest art supply store in Toronto is closing 4ever in 3 days!!!!!!!
I need a few things for my new commission. I refuse to use my Art Gowns drawing supplies.
Heading to the store beside the Ontario Academy of Art and Design on Monday.
Had, everything is closing up!! Let me know waft happens!
Will try another place Monday!
I’ll be thinking of you out there searching. B careful and good luck. 🤗👯♀️🎶🤗🎶👩🎨🎨
I will! I pity anyone or thing that tries to take me down.
Egads I was thinking alleys and rats. Art supplies…. no worries!
Love you! xoxoxo 🤗👯♀️🎶🤗🎶👩🎨🎨
I pity them too , we will pounce on them with our boots. 👢👢🥾🥾
Plus I love how the artist has left the door handle as an earring. Tooo clever! ❤️
I noticed that too! I thought, is that an earring? Good spotting. x❤️o
I think it’s extremely clever. Such a wonderful artist!xoxoxo
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Beautifully captured Resa!
Thank you, ❦ Cindy!
I love her voice and love how your shots gradually got closer –
I’m lucky I got any shots at all. Kensington has become a busy tourist destination. I lived across the street for years… going back 20 years. It was not a tourist place then. It was a bohemian happening where you could buy food.
Love Nina and this post is a wonderful tribute to a fabulous talent. Excellent, Resa and what she said is spot on.
I’m just learning about her because of this piece of street art. She’s amazing, and YAY or art in the streets!
This is an extraordinary mural, Resa. This post prompted me to listen to Nina Simone’s songs and read a little more about her background. What I didn’t know about was her friendship with Langston Hughes, one of my favourite poets. I love meeting up with you because you always give me a story with your photos. Hugs!!
This is a really great find! I’m so happy to know about Nina now.
Langston Hughes, cool! A couple of people have left good links here!
Do I feel a Langston Hughes poem coming on?
Langston Hughes’s poetry is remarkable, but I find it difficult to read it without crying because it is so beautiful.
This is Langston Hughes reading “Mother to Son.”
Splendiferous, young Resa. Regards TOF
Pretty good, TOF!
I am writing again, young Resa. Covid is fading away now. The thing is I’ve got read what I’ve already written in order to remember writing onwards. A pain in the arse…my apologies for foul language…for sure. Regards, TOF
Yay!!. TOF, good to hear you are getting over the Covid! Foul language is allowed here!
Yes! Reflect the time in a timelessness. ❤️🙏🤗
Agree! This is a nice find!
Wonderful mural and quotation! You find amazing art, Resa
Here’s some info, and you can also find videos of her saying the words.
Thank you Merril!
Will check out the link!
Hoping for some reasonable weather on Monday, so I can go on an Art Hunt!
You’re welcome, Resa. I hope you’re able to go. 🙂
I already have some fave poems! Your book/poetry is memorable.
Well done, Resa. These are fabulous. Your waiting paid off. I enjoy Nina Simone. My favorite is Sinnerman. Hugs on the wing.
I’ll have to listen to Sinnerman. I’m just discovering her because of this art! Hugs!
One of your best finds yet, Resa. And that is saying LOTS.
I need to find more street art!!!! Chomping at the bit! xoxo
Hi Resa, Nina Simone had the most astounding voice, so interesting. A marvelous mural find. I had issues with the sun during my recent trip away. Unfortunately, animals don’t hang about for the clouds to come so I had to make do.
Lol… you made me laugh, Roberta! Of course animals do what they want.
Once in awhile the sun can do some magic streaks, or something unexpected that is artful. However, if you want to see the art or animal as is, it needs to be behind you. Other than that, a cloudy day rules.
I love her voice! And her music too. Some of my favourites are SINNER MAN, FEELING GOOD, oh I love I PUT A SPELL ON YOU. She’s a queen!
Beautiful! Love your photography. That painting…Wow!!!
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The emotion behind this mural is amazing!
Loved reading this, can’t wait to see more of your work !
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