Prince Paste-Up

I don’t find a lot of paste-ups any more. However, in this time of Covid, the paste and run mentality makes total sense.

I adore Prince, and was beyond thrilled to find this.

It’s brilliantly pasted over a throw-up. I loathe throw-ups.

My fave Prince song, and one of my fave vids….ever!

Pics taken by Resa – May 19, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist is unknown ❤

I’d love to see your fave Prince song/vid. Please post the link & not the actual video in your comment. A Frank Angle taught me that… so my browser won’t crash.

You enter the link, but add 1 character after the link. It will come out a link, and not a vid! Don’t worry if you didn’t get it right. I’ll make it right! Love & Peace!

 

Queen Hera

Be still my beating heart! Is that Hera, Marina Kanavaki’s doggie?

I’m sure it is!

Marina rescued Hera from a shelter. Who wouldn’t be tail wagging happy if Marina rescued them?

I think Marina said they called her Queen at the shelter.

An obvious assumption.

Oh yeah, there’s other bits in this alley mural.

Different, huh!

I may have over shot, but it is Hera, after all!

I wanted to make sure I got all of the angles!

Pics taken by Resa – May 7, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

PORTRAIT OF HERA BY MARINA

Marina, thank you for all of the pics you sent me for the post!

Thank You Teagan!

Recently, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene from Teagan’s Books offered free copies of her book; “The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee” to her readers.

Teagan thought that the the shorts of her magical glowing pigs would brighten up some of our days during isolation. As for me, I love love loved it, and am still basking in the glow. I have gone through my pics to find art of pigs, and return some of the whimsy & joy.

Above are 2 pigs painted by “Bacon”. Odd name considering the art is on the side of a vegan restaurant. I’m considering them to be the Siskel and Ebert of pig stories.

“Two Snouts Up”, they snort in unison!

Deme and Honeybell, 2 sweet and lovely glowing pigs, are the stars of the Snorts. They use their magic to do good things. Honeybell wishes she was as bold as Deme, but they are partners in adventure.

“So what? You have to be a good looking gal, to get to be a glowing pig?” grunts the disgruntled regular street art pig.

A much wiser pig, from a Chinese Zodiac mural, knows different.

“I think all pigs are wonderful in Teagan’s glowing mind. I’ll have to read more to be sure, but I’m making the prediction here!”

The Glowing Pigs stories take place in Atonement, Tennessee. Teagan has written  two main books about Atonement: Atonement, Tennessee & Atonement in Bloom.  

Find all links to Teagan’s The Atonement, TN universe of urban fantasies at the end of the post!

Besides the many other books Teagan has written, she engages us all in a serial most Saturdays. Right now we’re river boating, and participating, on The Delta Pearl. So hop aboard, enjoy the trip and check out some of Teagan’s Other Books by clicking on the Riverboat Steampunk image above.

“Tha yibida tha yibida tha yibida That’s All Folks!”

“I told you we shoulda picked the small noses!”

The Atonement, TN universe of urban fantasies

Atonement, Tennessee

Kindle:  rxe.me/HGSVA8A

relinks.me/B00HGSVA8A

The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of  Atonement, Tennessee

rxe.me/LTBDNH

relinks.me/B07GLTBDNH

Atonement in Bloom

Kindle:  rxe.me/5RRBLH

Paperback: relinks.me/1726882128

 And the Spanish version of Atonement, Tennessee…
Expiación y Magia – rxe.me/BM7L71

“Does Teagan have any Cow stories?”

Holly’s Upside Down Garden


A canvas of flowers in Holly’s

Upside down garden.

I love hanging round realities of prose

No right, no nor wrong

Just a song

Metaphors & entendres.

Roses in bloom & sea birds in hand

She hangs her fruits from stray branches

In Holly’s upside down garden.

🌹☘️💐🌼🌸☘️🌹

Pics taken by Resa – February 18, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Written for Holly – HoH

This is a very old mural, painted on stucco, chipped & weathered. Still, when I saw it, I loved it and I thought “OMG that’s young Holly”

PS. She did hang upside down from the monkey bars. So did I. The rest is secret!

Share the Light

Our friend Francina – Poetry and Art wrote a post, Share the Light .

To view Francina’s post, click on pic!

Francina asks, “Why don’t we all share the light as a sign of hope? We can do this by posting for instance an image of a candle, a lamp, the light of a lighthouse etc. etc. in a blog post with the heading: Share the Light.”

 Many of our blog pals have posted a “Share the Light” and Francina has reblogged them. I hope more join in with a post, and don’t forget to link to Francina’s blog!

She quotes the refrain from Leonard Cohen’s ANTHEM (1982) For those who don’t know it, here is the poet, himself. His opening statement also applies today.

 

ANTHEM
The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be
Yeah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free
Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see
I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
You can add up the parts
You won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart to love will come
But like a refugee
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
With permission (required) from the photographer © Paul Orenstein.

Night Music – from – House of Heart

How sweet of Holly – HoH to repost (one of my fave posts) with an amazing Version of “You Keep Me Hanging On” via Vanilla Fudge. Can you believe the quality of the video? It’s from 1967!

Resa and the Rock Star – night music

via: https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/resa-and-the-rock-star-night-music/

❦❦❦ Thank you dear Holly! ❦❦❦

On A Frank Farewell

Much to my consternation, my dear blog pal, A Frank Angle, is retiring from the blog world. Good-byes are difficult, so instead, I have decided to induct him into:

Opening this tribute, direct from Holly’s House Of Heart, is Rene Rosso doing her rendition, of renditions, of a song by:

…one of Frank’s fave bands;

Here is one of the many renditions.

Frank has written some very popular posts over his 11 years. One of his most interesting regular articles was “Opinions In The Shorts” aka OITS.

The first time I ever read an OITS, the opening shot was a bunch of shorts on a clothesline. I figured huh, this guy sits around in shorts, writing opinions. Cool!I was wrong; opinions yes, shorts no.Dale, from A Dalectable Life has been a lovely, loyal co-host on many of Frank’s posts.

For this special occasion, Dale has cut short her Paris Gown fitting at Art Gowns, to model this OITS outfit I designed. We hope you have an opinion about it!

Frank is from Cincinnati, and is a huge baseball fan.

Direct from  Art Towards A Happy Day is Marina Kanavaki. Marina graciously agreed to model this Cincinnati Reds Art Gown. This and all Art Gowns art here today have been specifically created for Frank.

Music has always been a big thing on Frank’s blog. Most recently Frank has been producing music concerts. However, before that he produced many Theatrical Musicals.

That’s me above, in a pair of tights with Marina’s artwork (Paths of Color) on them. I’m off to the theatre, to see one of Frank’s productions. As a matter of fact, the post was titled “Off to the Theatre in Paths of Color”. If you click on the pic you can read the post!

Frank, here’s Rene Rosso with another song for you!

To all reading: Frank’s last 3 posts are scheduled for: January 28, January 30, February 1 & February 2. Click  on the pic below,  to check out the first  of the last.

 Now, here’s Rene Rosso with her special choice of song for you. As always, with RR, the Torchier, the better.

Eye will miss you.

Dear Frank,

Time is such a thief. I just found you several years ago and now after a short time, you will not be around. The photo below (also the header, which I tried to filter into looking like one of your cosmic headers) was taken when I was in my 30’s. I dug it up for this post.

Dale, Marina and Holly were all in cahoots with me. They knew what I was up to, and they all approved their outfits.

-Resa xo