Queen Amidala – Star Wars

Although I have never seen a Star Wars movie, I did recognize this fence mural as from the franchise.

So, I sent a pic to my main pal from this universe – Tyeth – For Tyeth Saber Site

Tyeth – “Oh wow! That is unreal! I think the artist has used the colour palette used on the Phantom Menace cover art for the Blu-Ray edition boxes (which is a blueish-purple). It gives this mural a real powerful feel to it, especially having Darth Vader on the left and Master Yoda opposite him.”

Tyeth – “That is Queen Amidala in the centre, during the time when she was presiding on the throne. This is her wearing one of her ceremonial outfits (based on real life Mongolian fashion) and headgear.”

Tyeth – “Her makeup is very symbolic and the mark on her lower lip (which when viewed in normal colours is red) represents the blood and people of Naboo that were lost in the planet’s first war many centuries before.”

Tyeth – “Queen Amidala was the youngest ever queen to be crowned at only 15 years of age – it was a Naboo tradition to coronate young rulers as they tended to be less jaded and cynical”.

Tyeth – “In the movie (Phantom Menace) Queen Amidala also known as Padme was played by two actresses: Natalie Portman and by Keira Knightley, who acted as a decoy in some scenes. In real life the two actresses looked so alike their own mothers mistook them for each other!”

Tyeth –Why can’t I find awesome art like this in my neighbourhood?”🤔

I don’t know. It’s paint on a fence, in an alley.

Pics taken by Resa – May 5, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Obviously, this post is dedicated to Tyeth

Also giving a shout out to Ford – The Vintage Toy Advertiser  He is the 2nd most Star Wars fan I know.

The art is unsigned, as far as I can see. Love to know who did this!

Leonard Cohen

Thank you to Jean Marc Robert – Art et Technique for sending me pics of this wonderful Leonard Cohen mural found in Montreal!

I have wanted this in my collection since the moment I laid eyes on a photo of it.

JMR also took pics of other art, which will be posted anon(ish).

JMR – “As for the one of Leonard Cohen, first I passed by without noticing it, being on the side of the street close to it, and it is up above surroundings. I guess if you look up you would see part of it. So I walked to de Maisonneuve street to see it and then come back to take pics on the other side, I did took also the Nick – Auf der Maur street sign, he was a long time city councillor. I think of the same area where lived Cohen, but not sure.”

I’m so thrilled, I just had to draw Boogapony Holly, as Suzanne. “She’s wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters”

Boogapony Holly character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

Since January 16, 2018

THANK YOU – Jean Marc Robert

Guns Guns Guns – “Eagle all Gone & No More Caribou”

When I found this eagle I thought:

AH, a simple post… I’ll dedicate it to my nature pal Tim

….and maybe my pal Cindy who said she saw more Bald eagles in Canada than the USA.

I sure hope this is an eagle!

In my world, I see more nature in alleys, than anywhere else.

Pics taken by Resa – May 5, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Guns Guns Guns – by; The Guess Who

“God Speed Mother Nature, I never really wanted to say goodbye”

A song of warning from 50 years ago.

I’m in tears.

On a more reflective image:

Eagle drives the car

Another Pretty Face

Starting with the eyes would be more logical, but I love these lips.

Found her in an alley in Kensington Market.

Was all giddy and happy when I did.

Amazing how a pretty piece of wall art can make my day.

Fortunately, the tagger didn’t annihilate the beauty.

Pics taken by Resa May 5, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Alley Bird Beauty

An odd, gorgeous find in the alley.

You can see how beautiful this painting is.

Yes, that’s a heat lamp obstructing a full on shot.

Turns out this bird is under a makeshift …. car port, thing. I figure with the heat lamp, they bring out a table and chairs.

There was no sign saying I couldn’t enter the space, so I just took my pics.

Pics taken by Resa – April 5, 2022

Toronto Canada

The artist is unknown to me.

From this angle, you can see that it is painted on plywood.

The Poetess

First mural hunt of the season, & I found this beauty. She has Holly’s soft brown eyes.

Whew! She is high up in the narrowest lane, although a compact drove through, very carefully.

Yeah, I stood on someone’s steps.  Also, there were a couple of discarded mattresses taking up space. Sprayed my NEW sneaks with bleach when I got home, just in case of bed bugs.

So, she has very long dark red hair, burgundy almost. Holly has lighter red hair. Still, I kept thinking of Holly.

She wears a beret. Makes me think of Beat poets and the Left Bank in Paris known for: jazz, the Latin quarter, and a long and historic string of writers, artists, and philosophers.

Then all these gorgeous flowers come in.

I see these as Holly’s luscious poems.

Poem after beautiful poem, just like Holly’s.

Pics taken by Resa – April 5, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

 Haley Alcott