❦ 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

 

The Silence of the Butterflies

I’m finding lots & lots of butterfly art in the alleys.

Did you know butterflies are important to pollination? The Monarch Butterfly is the second most important insect pollinator, after bees.

I will be posting a lot of butterflies in the next months. Take heed of the message!

Pics taken by Resa – March 24, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

IN ADDENDUM 

I was invited to a music session. I found it difficult to just groove, while the musicians created away.

Well, there were napkins & pens, hence this napkin art. “Helter Skelter” was raging on while I penned the above.

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Strawberry Fox

I love this fox on a box!

Going around the box, end 1.

The fox is on the other side, but he hasn’t found the strawberries, yet.

End 2, of the box.

Pics taken by Resa – March 29, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Crazy Free Art to Music

Once or twice a week, varying professional musicians jam in the space below me. The music pours up through the old wood floors, and fills my apartment.

Holly Lightly

My Art Gown sketches are a bit stiff these days. To loosen up, I decided to draw with the music. No erasing! Just do and go and paint and flow.

Triplet

These are a few of what I’ve done over the last several weeks. Some of the titles involve special friends!

Georgiann Era

They take 1.5 hours on the average.

Cora Nebulas 

Most are pencil w/ watercolour pencil. Holly Lightly is black sharpies w/watercolour pencils. Cora Nebulas is water colour pencils, only!

Little Richardesque

Dolly Flowers

Amalia Argentina

All images © Resa McConaghy

Toronto, Canada

Ballerina Mustavseena

Madame Madiglipoe

Floral Abstractions

Chris Perez has taken his floral art, to street art rendering perfection.

Here are 4 different garage doors, with a close-up or 2 before the full pic.

One

Two

Three

Four

Pics taken by Resa – May 6, October 29 & December 28, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: (In order of appearance)

This last entry is from a garage door in Feel Good Lane