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
135 thoughts on “Grayceful”
She reminds me a little of Debby Harry, maybe as seen today – Debby is 77 and still beautiful! Anyway, cool find. Yeah, the appoint can wait!
I second the motion.
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.
Look at this interview. https://youtu.be/15IsjDBLHYw
Thank you, Frank! That was fab.I adore her.
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!
I did the same! Isn’t it liberating?
I love it!
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.
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.
Much respect for those ladies.
Such a striking piece of art, Resa! Yes, there is definitely something to be said for aging naturally.
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.
Totally agree, Resa, that “optional” plastic surgery in some cases makes a person look worse — Michael Jackson and, more recently, Madonna being two examples.
Just saw a new pic of Cher. You can add her to the list. Sigh!
Yes, her, too. 😦
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. ❤
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. ❦❦❦
I let mine go gray when I became a grandmother. I embraced my stage in life and it was very freeing. No regrets. In fact, I want more!
Me too! It is ultimately liberating! You rock!
A bronze beauty. Very graceful.
Yes, she is beautiful and graceful, like the cottonwoods with their silver branches. xx
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)
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 ….. 💥
I don’t know one either. Oh well, my artist friends are better than theirs. ⨂⨂⨂⨂
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I wonder if this was based on a real woman. She is beautiful with her gray hair. I’ve come to love natural gray!xoxoxo
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!
Get those guys to take a pic of your gorgeous gray ;). I noticed a few strands in mine. I like that! 🐭🐭💕
I will! xo🐭🐭xo
Keep them busy taking shots of you, gorgeous Meece xoxoxo
Another great one Resa. 👍🏻
Thank you, Brian! I love it! xx
A graceful beauty who looks a bit pensive – maybe a touch of sadness. Nonetheless, cheers to the excellent work by the artist. https://youtu.be/WGU_4-5RaxU
I thought she looked sad as well, Frank.
Yes, pensive…. not quite sad, but getting there.
Love the song, Frank! Thank you!
What a stunning beauty she is.
She is, Liz! She might not know how beautiful.
This artwork is stunning and speaks volumes. It’s amazing what can be discovered on a whim. The expression on her face is expressive yet calm. Brilliant artwork.
I agree! It’s a wonderful work of art. Whims win, often!
to me, that means she is timeless
Yes, Timeless. Great thought, Beth.
She is beautiful, timeless, pensive or maybe sad…. no she is daydreaming of a far-off place.
And yay to the grey!
All of the above! & love!
This is a fab work of art. Amazing what’s found on garage doors! ⚡️💥
Yes and yes.
I love what we can find on garage doors 🙂 🧚♀️🌟
I love you weighing the percentages of getting these shots versus getting a new appointment. She’s a real looker, and I will also say yay to being on Team Gray! Very nice captures, Resa!
Yes, Team Gray! I’m in.
Bruce, percentages count in sports and in life!
So beautiful. Glad you found it. 🙂 It’s very…moody.
Yes, moody and beautiful. I cut through a yard, and found her in the alley.
I love it when that happens. xx
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!
Yes.. wrinkles. I have many, and I’m okay with that.
No botox over here…. just life!
Graceful and beautiful sad. ❤️
Now I’ve got back for a fourth look..my 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.
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
OOOH!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx My very beautiful darling. Just amazing seeing all these pieces of art. Such talent over your way. But this we know x
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
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.
…a thrill for me too!!!!
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.
Yes, a pensive, timeless beauty…like you Merril.
It was a lot easier for me to NOT dye over my gray hair because of you. Thank you!
Thank you! 💙
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!
I hadn’t thought of DebbieHarry, but you could be right! You see what I see in this art.
hank you, Martha, and you stay safe, too!
There is so much beauty to embracing your natural self. I’m glad you skipped out on that appointment!
Thank you Marc! A little insubordination now and again is good for the youth in our souls!
I’ve come to the conclusion there’s a limitless supply of graffiti in Toronto. Must be a big city, yo!
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
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.
I’ve tried wall painting. It’s not that easy, but I’m not ruling it out for in the future!
A timeless beauty indeed, Resa. I sense melancholy. xo
Yes, melancholy for sure. I think it adds poetry to the piece! xo
I agree. 🥰
Definitely worth being a little late! Beautiful!
Agree & agree, Jan!
That is beautiful.
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.
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.
A photo Op that was Meant to Be… Love it Resa.. ❤
Yes… serendipity! I was lost, and she found me. ❤❤
Thank you, Sue!
:-D… 🙂 I think you were meant to be found 🙂
This is amazing, looks like a friend of mine actually, she was a very kind person, not saying it is her… just looks like her… a lot.
Hi Resa, what a wonderful painting. I like the woman’s face, it is very interesting. I did smile at your comments about rescheduling the appointment. I have been know to do things like this too.
I think I love your thoughts behind the art as much as the art itself. She is ageless, she is natural, she is divine.
Agree! Thank you, Christy!
Love this capture! Thank you for missing your appointment and for sharing the art behind why you did lol 😍❤️🏽
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! ❤️
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.
Happy April, Teagan!
Yes, the unexpected can be thrilling. In this case it was.
Her hair is perfect. Yay for grey!!! Hugs!
And yay for those who don’t give in to “hair color shaming” — whether they are judged for coloring their hair, or for letting it be gray. ❤
I agree. Thank you for your visit!
This is beautiful
I agree. Thank you for your comment!
I love this, the name suggests the idea of being full of the color grey, which I imagine to be just this.
I love your username.
What a stunning piece of art. It blows me away how you find all these street murals. I’m curious to know where you found this one? ❤ xx
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!
You are a great hunter my friend!!! ❤
It keeps me walking, Debby! xoxo
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Wow , incredible.
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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.
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!
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”?
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.
Love it. Shey it is. When you have a chance you should tell me all about that house.
I still have your email from before. Is it the same?
I’ll let Shey know about it!
Yep it’s the same.