The Mush Heads Gang Up!

Now that I’ve stopped the salty discharge from my eyes, I must thank 4 of my blog pals, Gigi, Holly, Beth and Dale for their sweet birthday wishes.

Holly – House of Heart  wrote this beautiful poem for me. She used this photo and the song “Dance To the Music” by Sly & the Family Stone. The link is hot and will take you to the post!

Ascending the
Cantilever staircase as light
as a blizzard of feathers

her hair is the color of passion fruit gathered from a late summer orchard, her eyes as soft as butterfly wings lit high on pear shaped cheekbones.

She is a rhapsody,
a melody of mirth. With a wink
and a smile she invites us in to her world of silk and tapestry.

                                                                                                        – Holly Rene Hunter

Beth used a pic of my new Art Gown.

Beth wrote:

you are an amazing talent

telling stories with your styles

 making real life connections

between people in the realm of blogs

may you never stop creating art gowns, finding meaningful art in murals,

and being an incredibly creative and inspiring part of our story.

Click on the pic, and see Beth’s full post!

Dale – aka Thunder wrote:

For Our Lovely Sorceress, Resa

She sent fireworks & flowers, and a pic I drew of The gang of AGMs! Click on the drawing and see Dale’s full post!

Last but not least, the instigator – Gigi!

Gigi went all out with a Chicklet drawing (which is the header for this post), and  pointing out how much I love animals:

Animal lover and vegetarian

She included my art on the guitar Tim made. However, the best part is I’m finally getting credit for my “Egg Dance”.

Choreographer of the fabulous EGG DANCE

Click on the “Egg Dance” pic and see this wonderful birthday wish!

I am deeply touched by all who left birthday wishes on the Mush Heads’ blogs.

It’s overwhelming, and would take me days to answer you all in the comments. So this is for you and the Mush Heads. 2 bouquets of roses, and a photo of me taking a bath!

Much love to all!

The Deceit of Pink Oleander

The brilliance of Holly’s poetic acumen is a match to the Oleander’s beauty.

House of Heart

Sun showers mist the window

pane in veiny tributaries that trickle

down with a warm touch.

Trajectories of icy trails run down

the mountains, an affirmation of

summer, pink buds of oleander.

Remain with me until birds

sing of our disparity, until

reality overshadows illusion

and dew drops blend with tears.

Then we will part.

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Carpe Diem

River Ghosts by Merril D. Smith is on deck in my reading pile. Of course I read a book of poetry – 1 poem every morning with my coffee. I will be savouring her words. Meantime…

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

Odilon Redon, Dante and Beatrice

Carpe Diem

How is the sky blue
when the world is grey-shrouded,

where sunflowers drip with blood,
and parades are strewn-confetti-terror?

Today, the sun and clouds are a lemon meringue pie.
Celebrate with me. Make memories of bird-dawns and moon-songs,
wine-kisses and laughter. We’ll ignore tomorrow.

A poem for dVerse. I’m hosting Quadrille Monday. The prompt word is celebrate, as we’re celebrating the 11th anniversary of dVerse this week.

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Fake Street Art

I saw a sliver of this eye from a half block away. It was in a side lane, a perfect place for street art.

I hate jay-walking so I went 1 block back to the street light. I arrived at the art ‘s lane only to find a locked gate; behind parking for 2.

1/2 a block away I found a semi blocked off path/slot between 2 buildings.

50ft. later I was in a dead end lane, but it lead to the eye.

The Eye lead to the cheat – Valentino

Broken hearted, yet intrigued … why is the art so catchy, yet inaccessible?

A person like me might do what I did to get to see the art, only to realize it is a Valentino ad.

Was I baited?

Pics taken by Resa – June 14, 2022

Toronto, Canada

#NewBook, “Dead of Winter: Journey 14 the conclusion — & Armadillo Files Reminder

Congratulations to Teagan who has finished the 14 Journeys through her “Dead of Winter” serial. You may have already congratulated her, but if not head over to this post on her blog and do so.
Or if you have never been to her blog, go there and check out what it’s all about.
View the 14 sumptuous book covers she has designed for the 14 Journeys!
I’ve had the delight of reading the first three Journeys, 2 of her short books, and have followed several of her free serials. Teagan is an excellent +++ writer!

Teagan's Books

Saturday, June 18, 2022 
 
The Journeys of “Dead of Winter” have reached the conclusion.  Next weekend The Armadillo Files will return.  So, if you need to refresh your memory before the next bit of zaniness with Fang and Dilly, go to the categories on the right side of the screen.  Click on Armadillo Files.
 
Since so many author friends are launching books this month, I didn’t give the conclusion to Dead of Winter the attention it deserves.  But you can help me by reblogging my announcement post (not this one you’re reading).
 
To reblog, Just click here.  At the bottom of your screen look for the three dots . . . beside “Follow.”  Click the dots.  You’ll see an option for “View Post in Reader.”  Click that.  Then scroll to the bottom of the post, within the Reader, and you’ll find a “SHARE” option. …

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Stone Roses

I found stone roses. I thought of  Holly – House of Heart

They are on the same wall where I found “A Long Stemmed Rose for Holly.

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The rose must have spilled seeds.

The seeds of love scattered,

and have grown on,

into a Stone Rose garden.

Like Holly’s poems, it’s lush and inviting.

It’s a beautiful happening!

The roses grow right out of the cement curb.

I wonder what will be here next time I pass by?

Pics taken by Resa – June 20, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

The Half Decent

 

Sculpted Mural

Definitely not the prettiest mural I’ve ever found,

… but the most interesting technique.

The image is chipped, sculpted out.

Upon close examination, I see the original old brick wall.

There appears to be a thick layer of grey plaster, covered by a smooth, thin layer of off white plaster.

Not sure if the bits of colour are old layers of paint over the old brick, added at the end for effect or a combination of the two.

Once the image was sculpted out, a yellow sepia paint was added.

Makes me think of when I was a kid at school. We filled in an entire page of paper with a wild array of crayon colours.

Then we covered the colours with a thick layer of black crayon.

Then we made an image by scraping off the black, and leaving a design.

Pics take by Resa – April 5, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Artist:

VHILS

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