She’s Not There

I saw a pic and had a rough idea where this was. Still, she wasn’t here, she wasn’t there! She was elusive. It was my last try. Ankle was giving out at hour 2.75.

Above: Taken from up on a fire escape. Below: Taken from the ground. This face is a wonderfully distorted beauty.

She’s guarding a parking lot for a Covid closed tavern. Around the corner is a lot of garbage and rat infested alley. (& I don’t mean rat art… hmm just noticed rat is an anagram of art)

She inspired me to go crazy, shoot her wildly.

Close-up on the ground.

On an angle, from the fire escape.

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Ground

Fire escape

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What a hectic presentation! Reminds me of my life right now, living through loud heavy construction. Timothy Price & I did a parody about it. Hopefully keeping a sense of humour about it all will help me get through it!

 

Pics taken by Resa – May 26, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

She Stopped to Smell the Roses

Have you ever stopped to smell the roses?

I mean, did you ever see rose bushes, stop and spend some sniff time?

I have. I’ve also stopped to smell: Lilacs, Lily of the Valley, Peonies, fruit blossoms and more. I don’t want to mss out.

Pic taken by Resa – May 25, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

RAT or Possum or?

Used to be there were lots of rat and skull art in the alleys.

They have gone out of style. Recently skulls are popping up here and there.

I found my first rat in Graffiti Gallery in Winnipeg, when my niece Sherrie was driving me around muralling.

It was near Hallowe’en. The rat was on a pumpkin. I vowed to dedicate all rat posts to her.

Thrilled, I sent her a pic of this rat, immediately! Her hubs said Possum.

I dedicate this post to Sherrie, just in case it’s a rat!

Pics taken by Resa – May 18, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Rat? Artist:

With help from:

BSM = Body Soul & Mind. (I’ve met him a few times)

IBC – I don’t know.

The writing Artist- InSight (I can read it! He’s been around awhile)

Purple Faze

I finally made my way to Graffiti Alley, as my ankle is mostly better.

We are in a Stay At Home Order, so there was not a lot of new art. We are allowed to go for walks. This was a 2.5 hour walk.

This piece of art is new!

It’s paint over paint, paint beside paint and paint to go with someone else’s paint.

So, I don’t know who did this when.

 The artist who painted the face, may or may not be who painted the words.

Graffiti Alley is a shrinking network of lanes and alleys in the Queen West area. It’s shrinking to make way for development.

I’ve had some great times here.

I found Gigi in another alley on the way home! Love you, Gi! You deserve to be part of all this sweet and gorgeous alley art!

Pics taken by Resa – May 10, 2021

Toronto, Canada

Resa In Wonderland

So, I found this alley that was like Alice’s Wonderland, in a way.

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Then, when I went to post it, the Classic Editor was GONE. Now, I’m in another type of wonderland.

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I had a lovely chat with one of the happiness engineers. 

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I’m not getting my old editor back, but there is an classic-ish option within the blockhead. I’m using that for as long as possible.

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I was quite upset, wanted to cancel my account. However, I’ve made so many pals out here, that I just could not bear the thought of not blogging.

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“Mmm, think I’ll ask Frog around the corner if he wants a puff!”

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“No Thanks! I’m smokin’ Damsel Flies!”

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Pics taken by Resa – August 1 – 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

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The Artists helpers:

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Frog & Fly Artist

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