I found this on my way to an appointment that I was already late for, because I found more art before this.

Chances of rescheduling the appointment – 100%

Chances of being in this spot again within the next year – almost nil.

Still, I shot when the sun came out briefly, instead of waiting for the cloud cover.

I love this, because the woman appears not young, nor old. Yet, she has gray(ing) hair. There is a lot to be said for embracing our natural selves.

Pics taken by Resa – March 24, 2023

Toronto, Canada

The artists:

135 thoughts on “Grayceful

      1. Debbie looks amazing. Like I said to Trent, I need a decent pic of me with my gray hair. It’s not solid gray, and changes with light. It’s quite neat.

    1. Debbie looks amazing. I grew my gray out since the pandemic started. I need someone to take a decent pic of me.
      I found this fab tiger after this, and a cool Toucan (I think it’s a Toucan) wth a halo.
      So much fun!

      1. So, with the tiger and toucan, I guess you did need to reschedule that appointment!
        Most of my friends and family are not trying to hide the gray. I think it is great when celebrities aren’t afraid to show that they are aging.

        1. I did reschedule!
          Totally agree about the gray!
          Helen Mirren is the coolest. Add to that Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer, . Brooke Shields, Jodie Foster & more. They might dye hair, but have no plastic surgery. It’s all in the same zone about embracing our age.

    1. I’ve worked in an industry where the need to stay as young looking as possible is paramount.
      It’s ageism at its saddest, in many cases. Helen Mirren breaks the mold. I so admire her.

      I am not against plastic surgery. However, there comes a time when the surgeries work against the grain, in a sense.

  1. As soon as I saw this, I noticed that ageless quality too, Resa. She’s beautiful. And I love silver/white hair (of which I have more and more). Sorry you were late to your appointment, but she was worth it. ❤

    1. I love finding art with a message, even if I’m the only one getting a message. lol
      This painting does speak to me.
      However, just a pretty picture makes me happy, too!
      I’ll bet you look fab in silver and grey hair.
      I let my gray grow out over the pandemic. I’m a new me. ❦❦❦

  2. So worth missing an appointment unless it’s with a billionaire who wants to give you money. This was lovely and as everyone said, timeless. She does have a wistful look that may broadcast an unfulfilled desire. The photos are superb.( 📦-b)( 📦-b)( 📦-b)( 📦-b)

    1. You know John,I just realized I do not know 1 billionaire.
      Oh well. My street art collection is better than theirs!!!!
      Unfulfilled desire….. sounds like my Lara….. until ….. 💥

    1. She could be based on someone. If I ever meet the artists I will ask. I’ve met quite a few now, but not these 2.
      I love natural gray, too. Now, I just need someone to take a decent pic of me with my gray hair.
      I know you know what I mean!!!!
      Hey, the band is downstairs warming up.
      🎼👯‍♀️ Time to get a groove on!

  3. I agree with pensive and she’s certainly a natural beauty. The garage door lines add some interest too, I think. As for wrinkles, you won’t get many of you never change expression so if your face shows emotion, it will have life marks. Embrace that!

  4. Now I’ve got back for a fourth net having played silly peopled over the last two days,I can’t believe the detail on this. It is amazing. Wall art taken to a whole new level. Wonderful share.

    1. Shey!
      My beautiful dahling!
      It’s a wonderful piece of art. The walls in Toronto just keep getting better and better!
      Chomping at the bit to read your new book. No rush or pressure! 🙄😵‍💫 xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. Oh, dahling, what a find! I love her confident and pensive look, how the white ‘flowers’ add to her beauty and lastly, those sun rays you captured blend perfectly with the art. The artist couldn’t have hoped for a better collaboration with nature! Brilliant! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    1. Thank you, dahling.
      She is lovely. Yes, her hair and mood may be gray, but she shines with the sun’s rays.
      It’s always a thrill to find a cool piece of art in the alleys.

  6. Stopped by art–that’s a valid excuse, Resa. A beautiful find.
    I agree with the above comments that she looks pensive. Could be sad, or just a time of reflection.
    In any case, a timeless beauty.

  7. My first thought was the same @trendpmcd had: This face looks like Debby Harry! This is the face of a woman that lived her life with all its ups and downs very, very intensive. She still is vulnerable, but also really strong and mature.
    Stay safe, dear Resa!

    1. Good conclusion. If there was not an unlimited supply…. I’d have no blog.
      Big… big enough for street art!
      Did you get a cat, yet. There’s one waiting to love you! xx

      1. Groovy. You not contributing any, then? If not graffiti then many just a bit of casual vandalism.

        One shall update you when one gets a cat! I’m going to get a shelter one who’s a bit older. May take a while.

  8. This is my third time around to view this amazing, profound and resilient mural, Resa. The face possessed a deep understanding of life, a sadness as well as a determination. To me, she reflected the Mother Earth mythology which as you know, is a prevalent theme in many cultures worldwide. I felt that the artist was reminding us of our interconnectedness with the natural world and the importance of respecting and protecting our planet.

    Thank you for featuring this mural. It gave a lift to my day.

    1. She is a wonderful work of art.
      I like the Mother Earth mythology analogy.
      One of my Art Gowns is going to a gala in NYC. I got new business cards. The new slug is- Sustainable Glamour.

    1. It was a fab find and a wonderful day. I got an appointment later.
      Art is important. Love it when it’s in the streets and alleys! ❤️

  9. Resa, I could just imagine you, on the way to that appointment, but finding one treasure after another. This one really is beautiful. I love all the tints of lavender and subdued colors. It was unexpected for a mural, and the unexpected is almost always appealing. Happy April. Hugs.

    1. This one is on a garage door, in an alley somewhere south of Harboard and east of Bathurst. I was hoping to bump into this tiger I had heard about, and was taking short cuts. Suddenly…Bingo!

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  11. My life has been insane over the past four months. that I have missed so many great posts on WP. No one have I missed more than you and the wonderful gifts you give with each posts you create. I truly love this one. I keep thinking about Jeff Buckley singing Grace.

    1. Mine’s been nutty, too.
      Of course you moved. I didn’t.
      I’ve done a lot of reblogs in the meantime, while I try to regain a rhythm in my daily life.
      Cheers to us, and here’s to seeing more of you in the coming days!

      1. Plan on it. I should think about a Pacific Northwest type of Whitby Lady. Better yet I still want to do a Nancy Drew story and have you and your friend front and center at that haunted house by was it the “Red River”?

        1. Oh yes! The Red River.
          Funny, I was thinking about that house recently.
          Shehanne Moore, another of your Whitby Ladies, is a blog pal of mine. I draw her and her novels’ ladies.
          She could be my “Nancy Drew” friend at the haunted house by the Red River. ? .
          “After it was explored in 1732–33 by the French voyageur Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye, the river, called Red because of the reddish brown silt it carries, served as a transportation link between Lake Winnipeg and the Mississippi River system.

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