Friends

I absolutely adore the “Chicklets” by Georgiann Carlson.

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Artist Georgiann Carlson

FRIENDS

 
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⭐  Written by: Georgiann Carlson ⭐
I am very honored and grateful for the 3 Kids’ Month posts Georgiann has submitted. This is the first.
Georgiann is a writer/author, artist and blogger. Check her out on her blog Rethiking Life!
 
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Kids’ Month 2017

Michele Eastman holds a “Picture Book Pass It On” drive every year. Click on the logo to go to her blog’s article explaining the charity, and where you can find the address to mail your picture book donation. OR:  Click on her name and go to her FaceBook page, where she is also working on the campaign.

This is the book I bought.

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Mike Johnston – Artist

It is my glory to have received a guest submission from the artist, Mike Johnston.

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

The first 6 pieces of art shown in this article were all painted during the summer of 2016 in Winnipeg. 

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

 I asked Mike to tell me a bit about himself.

 Mike:  “Ive been a street artist in the city for 18 plus years, and have been tattooing for the past 12 years, dedicated to the craft. Now, I’m realizing I have more to accomplish with my art, and am hitting the streets hard with work and coming out of hibernation.”
Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

I, for one, am thrilled Mike has come out of hibernation. His work is eye-catching, totally gorgeous and the details are mesmerizing.

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

I asked Mike about this very interesting work of art, shown in the above photo, and next 2 shots.

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston

Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

Mike:The mural with the panels was a painting i put up at a recent art show. The blank spaces are the paintings that came from the installation.”

I love it!

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

The following shots are some earlier examples of Mike’s work.

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

 

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston.
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

You can visit Mike on his Website    www.murdersnest.com  .. where, if you’re in need of some gorgeous art on your building or on your body, he has a Contact Page.

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

Below, is Lester. This was one of the very first pieces of Street Art I ever encountered in Winnipeg. However, Lester was seriously obscured by industrial trash bins. Two years later, I returned, only to find a good portion of this amazing work had eroded due to the harsh Winnipeg Winters.

Mike, thank you for this pic!

Artist: Mike Johnston - Photo © Mike Johnston
Artist: Mike Johnston – Photo © Mike Johnston

All art in this post is by Mike Johnston.

All photos are © Mike Johnston & all rights are reserved.

You can also see Mike’s Art On FaceBook

Mike Johnston at work - Photo ©
Mike Johnston at work

Mike is also represented in The Murals of Winnipeg  Just use the search engine to find him.

These Eyes & Body Sugar are 2 previous posts on GLaM that show early bits of Mike’s work.

Mike, thank you x a million for your wonderful art, and for allowing me this feature on my blog. I am honored.

⭐ ❤ ⭐

From Zena with Love

Zena is somewhere in Lebanon & found this beauty.

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Photo © Zena Fares

She has more Graf pics, but says the wifi connect is so bad, she’ll send them when she comes home.

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Photo © Zena Fares

We’ll just have to wait for more info, but this mural’s woman is as beautiful, as Zena is! (Zena is so gorgeous!)

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Photo © Zena Fares

Pics take by – Zena Fares – September, 2016

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Poetic Paint

Christy of Poetic Parfait fame has sent us a lovely piece, indeed!

Photo © Christy Burmingham
Artist: Frank Lewis – Photo © Christy Birmingham

It is titled “Bridging”..

Photo © Christy Burmingham
Artist: Frank Lewis – Photo © Christy Birmingham

.. and the art is under this picturesque bridge.

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Artist Frank Lewis – Photo © Christy Birmingham

Photos taken by Chisty Birmingham – August 15, 2016

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Artist:

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Artist: Frank Lewis – Photo © Christy Birmingham

Also visit Chisty’s other blog When Women Inspire

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Artist: Frank Lewis – Photo © Christy Birmingham

Hmm, looks like there’s a bit of a tag here! LOL!

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Artist: Frank Lewis – Photo © Christy Birmingham

Los Corcelles de Neptuno ☆ The Horses of Neptune

Ralph from Bluefish Way has submitted this hypnotic mural.

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Photo @ Ralph Willer
It’s a Greek Mythological Mural made out of ceramic tiles based on a painting by Walter Crane.
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Photo © Ralph Willer
 For the Paseo Maritimo in Sabinillas, it is made of over 2,500 tiles.
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Photo © Ralph Willer
Photo © Ralph Willer

It was executed by a local Manilva ceramic artist: Conchi Ferrer & her team.

Photo © Ralph Willer
Photo © Ralph Willer

Ralph has sent us an extraordinary mural. I feel so lucky!

Artist: Walter Crane - Photo © Ralph Willer
Artist: Walter Crane – Photo © Ralph Willer

Pics taken by Ralph Willer  – August 24, 2016

Sabinillas, Spain

⭐ THANK YOU RALPH! ⭐

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Photo © Ralph Willer
Photo © Ralph Willer

⭐ FYI: I’m working on a wrap-up post for the Cambridge Street Art Festival, but needed a break! ⭐

Surrealist Mural in San Juan, P.R.

Humongous thank you’s to Maria from Tropical Flowering Zone for submitting this fab mural.

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Photo © Maria Firpi
“Having multiple meanings, it could be about the past lives of  Spanish and African American Heritage influences on the island. If you notice the mural is signed by two figures from the past who according to the mural have died.
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Photo © Maria Firpi
 “The mural is open to multiple interpretations but seems to emphasize on the colonial influences of the past. There is a white man sinking in the water, but there is also an African American man who is heading towards the water also. The  wooden branches tied together seem to represent part of the Spanish colonial vessels who traveled west to colonize the islands of the Caribbean and brought both the Spanish and African culture, symbolized by the multiple shells which can also suggest the presence of the Caribbean Taino Indians already inhabiting the island
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Photo © Maria Firpi
 
“The white man is portrayed as sinking in the water, yet the African American sinks also”
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Photo © Maria Firpi
“Hands also seem to represent the acceptance of fate, although, as said earlier, this is open to interpretation”.
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Photo © Maria Firpi
“Flowers can symbolize the aspect of transition and transmission of culture, since they carry seeds which could germinate in distant places, and spread cultural influences, if that were to be the interpretation”.
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Photo © Maria Firpi
“This has been one of the most surreal murals I have ever seen seen. However, its symbolism seems to highly relevant to the Puerto Rican people and its cultural heritage.”
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Photo © Maria Firpi
 
“Shells and flowers may have multiple meanings”.
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Photo © Maria Firpi

Pics taken by Maria I Firpi Mazur – 2016

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Not only did Maria send us these amazing photos, but she penned the words! I am very grateful.

THANK YOU MARIA!