Steve McQueen – Bullitt

Okay, I’ve always had  crush on Steve McQueen.

I cut this artist some slack, as he painted this on seriously rough stucco wall. Below is the poster the painting is a rendition of. There are many Bullitt posters, but I didn’t see the exact one the artist painted.

You can buy various size repros of the poster, starting at $25.00. However, I saw an original (1968 – mint condition) theatre size poster for sale in the U.K. £4,500.00.

MANY say the car chase in Bullitt is the greatest car chase ever filmed. I agree. It’s real. No CGI! Steve McQueen was credited with the driving during the chase sequence. Actually it was shared with Bud Ekins, one of Hollywood’s best stunt drivers.

The chase kicks in at 3 minutes, but dial it back to the beginning for the full effect of this 10 minute masterpiece.

In 2020, the green Mustang sold at auction for 3.4 million dollars.

Pics taken by Resa – October, 2012

Winnipeg, Canada

The Artist:

Chris R. Easton

She’s Not There

I saw a pic and had a rough idea where this was. Still, she wasn’t here, she wasn’t there! She was elusive. It was my last try. Ankle was giving out at hour 2.75.

Above: Taken from up on a fire escape. Below: Taken from the ground. This face is a wonderfully distorted beauty.

She’s guarding a parking lot for a Covid closed tavern. Around the corner is a lot of garbage and rat infested alley. (& I don’t mean rat art… hmm just noticed rat is an anagram of art)

She inspired me to go crazy, shoot her wildly.

Close-up on the ground.

On an angle, from the fire escape.

Fire escape

Ground

Fire escape

Fire escape

What a hectic presentation! Reminds me of my life right now, living through loud heavy construction. Timothy Price & I did a parody about it. Hopefully keeping a sense of humour about it all will help me get through it!

 

Pics taken by Resa – May 26, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

She Stopped to Smell the Roses

Have you ever stopped to smell the roses?

I mean, did you ever see rose bushes, stop and spend some sniff time?

I have. I’ve also stopped to smell: Lilacs, Lily of the Valley, Peonies, fruit blossoms and more. I don’t want to mss out.

Pic taken by Resa – May 25, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

RAT or Possum or?

Used to be there were lots of rat and skull art in the alleys.

They have gone out of style. Recently skulls are popping up here and there.

I found my first rat in Graffiti Gallery in Winnipeg, when my niece Sherrie was driving me around muralling.

It was near Hallowe’en. The rat was on a pumpkin. I vowed to dedicate all rat posts to her.

Thrilled, I sent her a pic of this rat, immediately! Her hubs said Possum.

I dedicate this post to Sherrie, just in case it’s a rat!

Pics taken by Resa – May 18, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Rat? Artist:

With help from:

BSM = Body Soul & Mind. (I’ve met him a few times)

IBC – I don’t know.

The writing Artist- InSight (I can read it! He’s been around awhile)

78 – Creativity *

Frank had me over as a guest collaborator for his Beach Walk Reflection on Creativity. It’s serious and fun all at once. What could be better, or more creative? Check t out!

Beach Walk Reflections: Thoughts from thinking while walking

Special thanks to Resa for providing the photos. Resa is in the Canada and I encourage readers to visit her at 1) Graffiti Lux Art & More, 2) Art Gowns, and 3) her professional site. Please tell her I sent you and feel free to comment on her images here. Resa’s work is copyrighted by Resa McConaghy.



Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading.

I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

Creativity is a powerful word – so are related words create and creative. These words of similar meaning, but create is the verb, creativity the noun, and creative the adjective – but today I think of these words as a collective.

My first thought is about those creative with their hands – sewists, quilters, crafters, 3-dimensional artists as…

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Discombobulation

I went on a 4 hour street art walk yesterday.

My bum ankle kicked in at hour 2.5, so I donned my ankle tensor.

Wait ’til you see the Nick Sweetman rat I found at hour 2.25! I think it’s a rat.

Anyway, I was exhausted when I found this stunningly gorgeous planter at hour 3.25. It was so low to the ground, that I sat on a “low rider” step. This way I got a straight on shot.

All the hip people at the coffee window 2 doors down from  me, were quite amused. I wear a bottle of hand sanitizer around my neck, so I did a big deal hand sanitizer application for their eyes only.

Their eyes followed me to the opposite side of the planter. I had to capture it, despite oncoming traffic.

I squished myself uncomfortably, between 2 parked cars.

Couldn’t get a dead on, but did my best. Got home, ate and fell asleep. Woke up discombobulated for the day.

Pics taken by Resa – May 17, 2021

The Artist:

LOW RIDER (Tim, do a parody!)