St. Clair Gardens – pt.1

In a grubby alley is painted a gorgeous garden.

I’m working left to right through the alley.

Back of the first building

Corners to the second building

Using sideways pano

Back of the second building

Pics taken by Resa – March 20, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Not sure how Mike Kennedy passed, but he was young. You’ve seen many of his collaborative projects on this blog. The artists did a wonderful tribute painting to his memory.I will post that in the future.


Perhaps he felt my joy taking these pics, and sent a ray of shine. It’s been very grey and dark since late December.

 

Burn The Bra

 Hope you will take a moment to read my guest post on “When Women Inspire”. Hey, that’s my bra you see burning!

Today I welcome Resa McConaghy with a guest post on the history of “burn the bra.” Is it a feminist legend? Or a feminist myth instead? In her well-written post, Resa includes discussions of Gloria Steinem’s A Bunny’s Tale, the 1968 Miss America Pageant, the Freedom Trash Can, and more. Oh and that burning bra in the photo above? Resa set it afire to mark the end to her research. Take it away, Resa.

VIA: https://whenwomeninspire.com/2019/04/09/burn-the-bra-feminist-legend-myth/

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Luv Mural in Progress

This has to be very new. It’s in the alley close to home, and I walk by often.

It says Mural In Progress.

I’m thinking that Luv Sumone hasn’t had time to finish it, and the taggers can’t control themselves.

As you can see the alley is a taggers heaven.

I’ll be watching this one!

Pics taken by Resa – April 7, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Another accidental double exposure. I will figure out how to do them intentionally, I hope!

Red, White & Blue Girl

Here’s an odd bit I found on the side of a building.

The front & side of the building quietly announce coffee and dressmaking.

I’m unsure of what this image has to do with either, if any at all. I like it a lot!

Pics taken by Resa –  April 3, 2019

Toronto, Canada

Artist – Unknown at this time

Gimmie Shelter – It’s Just a Kiss Away

I’ve always enjoyed the Rolling Stones.  I was saddened to hear of their tour’s cancellation, due to Mick needing a valve procedure.

The musicians below me jammed a lot to the Rolling Stones a few nights ago. It put me in a purist pencil & paper mood. When they went into a 20 minute jam on Gimmie Shelter, I went scribble crazy.

You can find Gimmie Shelter and Kiss Away in the hair. Ran the sketch through a couple of filters for this post.

Mick begins singing at about 2:25… the backup female vocals are AAAA+++++

Sending healing vibes out into the universe, for Mick!

Scribble Art © Resa

❦ The Chicklets’ Poetry Party Scrapbook ❦

Holly & I were honoured to be guests at the Chicklets Poetry Party. We are the first humans to visit the Coop. It was such a wonderful event, I decided to make a Scrapbook.

I found some vignette sleeves for the pictures, and painted a cover. The painting expresses the movement of the Beat Generation into the Hippy generation.

Joyce and her little sister, Sandie, opened the party. They want you to know if you click on the pics of the party, you can read the poems!

Holly, one of the best poets, ever, wrote a stunning piece. She was accompanied by tambourine. Holly is so cool. She can snap her fingers. I’m still learning how!

Kathy wrote and read 2 poems.

Flicka and her mom were rescued from a factory farm. She read 2 amazing poems by Melanie.

Albert and his best pal Ducky wrote and read a poem each. Albert was rescued from a bunny farm.

Tommy read a poem my cat Johnny wrote for Gi’s cat, Em. It’s called Für Emily.

As I am not a poet, I performed “The Egg” to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, which is poetry in motion. I spent 2 weeks practising hatching, pecking, hopping & strutting.

THE MAKING OF POETRY PARTY

No expense was spared. In the “Making Of” slideshow you’ll see: the multiple committee meeting, a nest being made & lit for my Egg dance, mikes being adjusted for Chicklets & humans, the tent where Holly & I slept, the special Bunny & Duck slippers that Rosy made for Holly & me, and the Welcoming Committee.

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CLOSING REMARKS

There was an after party, or as we say in film the Wrap Party.

Holly and I send a huge Thank you to Georgiann!

Holly has written this most beautiful poem for the scrapbook. It is especially for Gigi.

All Chiclets Art © Georgiann Carlson

Poem Gigi © Holly, House of Heart

Scrapbook Art © Resa