Red Dawn

Some beautiful words by Holly and a gorgeous video. I’m neck deep in paperwork, but will be back to my abnormal routine next week. In the meantime, enjoy this!

House of Heart

At night we entwine
interlacing tendrils weaving
bodies stretching, limbs
reaching, giving way, every ripple
replicated in the amber sand.
Nights are as sweet as dew drops
on a rose and each breath is a vow.
A silent Oracle I inscribe Arabesque
across the grain of your skin
so that when you wake
you will remember.

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The Gen Z Collective

Look who I found on a wall!

It’s Greta Thunberg, the most famous Gen Z person in the world. In the upper left is the word CURAE. It is Latin for “Take Care”.

Gen Z has a lot to say, and my long time friend, Elizabeth Gracen is providing them a platform to say it all.

Elizabeth, founder of Flapper Films and Flapper Press says in her introduction to the project, “I would create a platform so that they could upload their own videos to the project. The films would stream on Instagram and a YouTube Channel for those little screens they are all obsessed with.”

Is there a Gen Z  person in your family, who has something to say? Then check out The website !

You’ll be hearing more about Flapper Press  On both GLAM and Art Gowns in the future. My next Art Gown will be dedicated to Elizabeth, and I am very excited!

Pics taken by Resa – December 30, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Echo Beach

Martha and The Muffins are a Canadian band.

Their main hit was “Echo Beach”, in the 80’s.

In 2014, Vogue Magazine pronounced Queen Street West the second  hippest street in the world.

Martha and the Muffins were part of the cultural evolution that made Queen St. so awesome.

It was music and all of the arts that flourished. Eventually graffiti & Street Art found its way here. I’m so thrilled to live on this street.

It’s amazing what I find painted on power boxes in the streets of Toronto.

Here’s Martha and the Muffins!

Pics taken by Resa – December 22, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

Homeless Underpass

There are 9000 homeless living in the streets of Toronto this winter. There are thousands more in shelters. Still, there are not enough shelters, and some folks just don’t want to go there.

I’m doing the east wall of this underpass, starting at the north end.

There are, I estimate, over 50 people living in this underpass.

It’s very dark and dank, with eerie lights at regular intervals. I’m not big on the underwater pieces, because it does nothing to relieve that dark dank feeling.

This underpass is heavily travailed. In the daytime, the homeless bundle up their belongings, and stack them by the railing, on the road side. This creates a path for the throngs of humanity.

At least we are above water now.

I’m confused about so many homeless in Canada’s richest city.

Who did we paint this for?

I spoke with a couple of the homeless. They seemed happy to have the walls painted. The other side is VERY different from this. That’s another post, later.

Pics taken by Resa – September 29, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Lead artist is Tannis Nielsen.  She mentored a group of young artists as part of the mural making process.

Above: There was a homeless woman living a few doors over from me, in front of an empty store. She’d leave her belongings there in the day and come back at night to sleep. One day, a business moved in. They bundled her belongings and put them at the curb, where the trash gets picked up.

Happy Holidays!

The Twelve Days Of Chickmas

The Best Chickmas song ever! The Twelve Days of Chickmas – by Georgiann Carlson

Let’s pretend we sang the whole song, and now it’s the Twelfth Day of Chickmas. Let’s sing it out loud!!

🎵 On the twelfth day of Chickmas 🎶 my true love sent to me 🎵

🎵 TWELVE BAUBLES HANGING 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 ELEVEN CHICKLETS PIPING 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 TEN CHICKLETS LEAPING 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 NINE CHICKLETS DANCING 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 EIGHT CANES OF CANDY 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 SEVEN CHICKLETS SWINGING 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 SIX HENS A LAYING 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 🎵 🎵 FIVE GOLD RINGS 🎵 🎵 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 FOUR CALLING BIRDS 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 THREE FRENCH HENS 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 TWO TURTLE LOVES 🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

🎵 🎶 🎵 and a CHICKLET IN A PEAR TREEEEEEEE 🎵 🎵 🎵🎵

© Georgiann Carlson

This is one of the sweetest, cutest, smartest and creative 12 days…ever!

Apparently, Georgiann created this in 2014 & might be doing another for this year, 2017.  To see many more Chicklets posts go the the category link CHICKMAS

🌹💙🌹 Thank you, Gigi 🌹💙🌹