The White Squirrels

There are white squirrels in Trinity – Bellwoods Park.

Apparently they are not a breed, but more like albino squirrels.

They have created more white squirrels.

Toronto is so proud of these rare beauties …

That we have named a street after them.

I have not seen one, but I don’t have hours to sit quietly, in a Squirrel Zen State, with a bag of peanuts. Although, it’s on my “To do list”.

Pics taken by Resa – October 10, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

 

Sath – Renaissance via Art

First things, first! Congratulations to Sath & Johanna!

They have created the most beautiful 👼 Lila 👼!

I’ve always believed Sath would be an amazing father. Much of his art is for kids & he teaches them through interactive art experience.

Two recent pieces Sath has done are collaborations with SIK. Above is Crow-n. I absolutely adore it. Below is a 21 second video of a mural with a big message about “the orangutans, the palm oil industry and the deforestation”

Check out the details of the mural from Sath & Sik!

“about one of the main causes of climate change. The logging and burning of forests by the timber industry, as well as by obtaining soil for agriculture and livestock are razing the lung of the planet and the species that live there.”

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Above is ZoOrquesta Decoración” The slide show above is is filled with animal instruments Sath did for a Music School. La Escuela de Música local del @ajsonservera.

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Work done live during the last Nit de l’Art de Son Servera. As always, a real pleasure to paint in a place as magical as the Església Nova and see so many known people.”

What a fab frog! An animal may not be able to change its spots, but Sath can.

“I present to you Toni Serra, the student of Aproscom chosen through a draw to be the image of the 4th edition of the @proyecto.somriu.” SOM – RIU is a participatory mural project to aid people with intellectual disabilities.  Learn more! Visit a previous GLaM post: SOM – RIU. 

All Art & Photos in this post © Sath

The Artist at Work

The world has not heard the last from Sath. He has just begun.

Sath on Instagram or Sath on Facebook

Visit all of the posts GLAM has done about Sath by clicking on the pic below:

My sincerest Thank You’s to Sath, for allowing me the privilege of of continuing to cover his career, in the world of art and humanities. Also, gratitudes to Johanna! Her ongoing work for our planet began with Greepeace, & now with an NGO called Compassion in World Farming. They are truly a Renaissance Couple! – Resa

Below is an interview with Sath. He’s that uber happy, proud daddy you see above.

Cutest Raccoon Ever

OMG! I stumbled upon an entertainment plaza made entirely out of shipping containers.

There’s shops for everything, small kiosks, restaurants and a beer hall+, park areas and more. The place has electricity and all the amenities.

There is art on everything! This project is still not finished.

Love this raccoon. Apparently, Toronto is the world’s Raccoon Capital!

Pics taken by Resa – September 2, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist is unknown at this time.

Heading out to look for street art! See y’all later!

Princess Blue Holly – 2

Princess Blue Holly is the first Superhero who changes outfits, crime dependant!

Above: Princess Blue Holly avenges Crimes Against Animals in her Cat-O-Nine Tails ensemble. The 9 tails braid themselves into 1 tail in the back, when not in use. Best not to get lashed with a tail! The ends are equipped w/ spiny holly leaves & poison berries. Scratches, with berry juice seeping in, will make you see the light.

It all began with Crazy Free Art to music. I wanted to draw PBH, but she already has an outfit. I went renegade, & just did what I felt like. It’s scribbly, but we thought this could be an outfit to avenge Eco Crimes, Monsanto specifically!

Holly & I are working on PBH, together. Click on the poem, and visit her blog!

Below: Princess Blue Holly decks out for a night of fighting Crimes in a City’s Dark Corners. Rapists, muggers & murderers watch out! She’ll clean your clocks w/ titanium boots featuring retracting needles loaded with concentrated poison berry venom.

 Some may remember PBH’s original outfit. It’s her default essence, and some would say her “Robin Hood” look. She can fight any crime in this look, and win. Note the eyepatch!

PBH’s eyes are digitally engineered. This is part of her back story. That will be revealed in a future episode. Her eyepatches can see in the dark, can see lies, can see for miles & miles & more … but only 1 eye ability at a time. Hence different patches, on each eye.

Princess Blue Holly character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

Princess Blue Holly drawings © Resa McConaghy

In Honour of Earth © Holly Rene Hunter

Princess Blue Holly will need an anthem. Holly will write the words, eventually. The music will come from..??? Well, Rene Rosso (© Resa & Holly) will do the vocals!

In the meantime let’s use this poem By Leonard Cohen… “ANTHEM”

“There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in”

💫Arcilla y Fuego Stars Gala💫

Good evening! Sol & Drake here. We are your hosts, for the Arcilla y Fuego Stars Gala.

This Gala honours the Students of Belén Soto and their creations. So, without further adieu, let us present to you:

Paloma has lovingly created – Bathtub – The sense of humour found in this sweet piece is definitely an extension of the teacher, our mom in Spain.

This beautifully classic expression of Stone Dreams is the inspiration of the talented Iris. She must be part duck.

Fran has executed this very unique work of ceramic aptly titled Sucking Octopus. This artist definitely has their own special take! Of course, as ducks, we don’t find any Octopus in our lake.

Arm is a classic, realistic approach and is realized by Andrea. We especially love the texture achieved on this ceramic. It makes us think of feathers.

Vicky has given us much joy with this whimsical Chinese Dragon. The colours are uplifting, and just look at that adorable face! Of course, Lluvia is cuter.

Plates for Hors d’oeuvres is not only practical, but beautiful! We would be delighted to serve Hors d’oeuvres, or chocolates, on these plates that Francesca has crafted.

Of course Drake and I would have loved for Lluvia to be here with us tonight. However, she is still a very young duck. As we all know, ceramic ducks age very slowly.

Hehehe! Hey mom, letting you know all is well here in Toronto. I will be graduating from Chocolatier College before Christmas. Resa will post pics!

Ceramics Photos © Belén Soto

Drake, Sol & Lluvia © Belén Soto

Photos of Drake, Sol, Lluvia & Jeep © Resa

Jeep here, and I am totally exhausted from guiding Resa in making this post. Some of the ceramics were reblogs on Qe, some were on GLAM & one is new. Mostly, it’s those darn ducks tuckering me out!

I’ve waited years to catch them making a move, but they are very clever. They must only fly when I’m sleeping. Resa says if you click on the pic, you will go to Belén’s blog, where you can find all of these posts, and many more wonderful ceramics.

Revenge of the Egg

This is the 3rd time that the egg outside of the Art Store has been painted over.

The Egg is oval. However, when I used the Pano setting on my IPhone, it came out round. Go figure!

The top of the Egg was higher than me, and hard to capture. The Egg is about 6 feet tall. (1.83 M). The sun was high up, glaring upon the top of the Egg.

Still, an interesting challenge to capture it for us all.

This is a realistic side view of the Egg. Some may remember the first Egg I posted – Egg of Birdo

A car was blocking my ability to go all around the Egg, but the car was black & all clean and shiny. The next 4 reflections are lots of fun.

Pics taken by Resa – July 17, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

I’m partial to Eggs. I don’t eat them, but I do an interpretive dance called “The Egg Dance”.  It was performed last at The Chicklets’ Poetry Party in April. Click on the pice to enjoy an encore performance!

Artwork © Georgiann Cralson