Turquoise Lion

It’s just a small piece in an alley, and I love it!

He lives midst bits and burners.

The burner (writing) to the right of the lion is by Insight. The face on the far right is an Elicsr.

Pics taken by Resa – December 21, 2022

Toronto , Canada

The Artist:

Unsigned, but a guess would be Nick Sweetman

Honestly, I always thought the name of this song was “Lion Eyes”. I’ve used it on a post before, and I was sure it was “Lion Eyes”. Guess I hear and see what I want to.

 

Birdo Birds

Obviously I was thrilled to find this!

Fresh paint by Birdo, a fave of mine, and one of the very first street artists I ever met.

Timothy Price is the only person I know who has a parrot…2 parrots I believe.

How could I not think of him when I discovered this?

Pics taken by Resa – November 8, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Putin Go F**k Yourself

I just had to go to Graffiti Alley yesterday. I was wondering if any of the artists were showing their support for Ukraine with their art. I found this by nick_sweetman

Nick says on his Instagram account:

“We chose the colours of the Ukranian flag and wrote “Putin idy nakhuy” which in Ukranian means “Putin, go fuck yourself” sung by Ukraine’s national animal, the nightingale. Letters by @mr_tensoe2 @twice.born and @workingspy3000 who also painted the white dove of peace 🕊”

A look at the alley.

Graffiti Alley is a large network of lanes and alleys. I continued on my way.

…and found this painted paste-up, which was obviously purposely wrinkled up in the gluing.

Say it again!

Welcome to Dog Fountain!

Meow! I am your cat host for this special post about Dog Fountain.

When Resa arrived, this was what she saw. She was somewhat flummoxed as she realized she would have to shoot around the sculpture on a sunny day.

Street Art is flat. This was a new challenge.  Pics were taken at 1/4 points around the circle.

The fountain was built in 2017. You’ll see a lot of erosion for 4 years. Here’s the first 2 dogs Resa saw!

She worked her way around the base of the fountain.

Oh look! There I am, watching all of the dogs. Notice the golden bone atop the fountain!

Resa’s fave dog….. after me, the cat. Resa adores me.

This is a cute dog.

Round about the fountain go!

A cutie-pie!

So ends around Dog Fountain.

The last Doggie… on the ground.

Here’s a slideshow of the doggies in the fountain , on the first tier and on the second tier.

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THE GOLDEN BONE

Yeah! I’m the cat Resa saw on the way out!

Pics taken by Resa – September 27, 2021

Toronto, Canada

ABOUT DOG FOUNTAIN

Are Three Heads Better Than One?

I was totally dizzy, having crossed a foot bridge over railway tracks.

Descending back to earth with these gorgeous heads all the way down, was cause for more dizziness.

One head is usually enough.

I suppose 2 are necessary, if you’re sharing eyes.

I’ve posted Kizmet 32’s white eyed women, before. This one is the most unique, so far. I’m a fan.

Pics taken by Resa – November 6, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

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: