St. Clair Gardens – pt.1

In a grubby alley is painted a gorgeous garden.

I’m working left to right through the alley.

Back of the first building

Corners to the second building

Using sideways pano

Back of the second building

Pics taken by Resa – March 20, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Not sure how Mike Kennedy passed, but he was young. You’ve seen many of his collaborative projects on this blog. The artists did a wonderful tribute painting to his memory.I will post that in the future.


Perhaps he felt my joy taking these pics, and sent a ray of shine. It’s been very grey and dark since late December.

 

Redemption Wall Fairy

It wasn’t always this glamorous out here in the alley.

“Destination Mammal Cabana” was a quirky mural. I adored it & walked by it almost every day. Click on the pic to visit the post I did 4 years ago. It’s now in RIP

Artists: Birdo, Spudbomb and SKE 1

Then, recently one morning, I walked through the alley and saw:

It was hideous.

Graffiti Art had been obliterated by graffiti throw-ups and tags.

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Using Fairy Power, I got word of the devastation out to the street artists.

Soon after, on Easter Morning, I saw this:

It was like a dream come true!

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So, I  put on a clear plastic garment bag and a gorgeous 10 year old Vera Wang wedding gown. I hightailed it back down to the alley,

… whereupon Tensoe painted me,

… while I took in all the new art.

It had been decided by the artists that they would do predominately Graf Writing, as a means to keep the destroyers away.

Blow me up!

⭐ Sherrie, there’s a rat in this slideshow for you! At least I think it’s a rat. Lol, last rat turned out to be a squirrel.

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After I was finished, I was named Tenesa, and had my picture taken with all the Graf Writing and pieces.

♫ ♫ I feel pretty, oh so pretty ♫ ♫

Best time I’ve had since New Years!

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Not sure how this happened? There was only 1 pic like this.

Oh no, it’s time to go! Sniff!

Pics Taken by Resa, November, 2012 & April, 2017

Toronto, Canada

I would like to take a ⭐ fairy moment ⭐ here to thank Brenda Davis Harsham. Her blog,  Friendly Fairytales  is absolutely wonderful. It’s as though Brenda got lost in the woods, as a child, then was found and raised by fairies.

Brenda was one of the first two who said they would contribute to Kids’ Month. She wrote 3 poems. Thank you, Brenda! 

I’d like to add that Brenda’s fairy knowledge of all lands magic gave me the idea for the title, and a centered concept for this post. In my heart I feel she is the “Redemption Wall Fairy”.

The Gown Artist:

Thank you, Tensoe! You are forever etched into my heart!

Birdo Bizarro

Birdo’s amazing work is all over the alleys and walls of Toronto!

Artist: Birdo
Artist: Birdo

This is the most usual bird I’ve seen in his murals. I’ll make my next post a Birdo, so you can see what I mean, or check out Birdo Wales Prairie Girl.

Artist: Birdo
Artist: Birdo

Tensoe from DMC was apprenticing on this day.

Apprentice: Tensoe
Apprentice: Tensoe

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Tensoe, another apprentice and a young graf artist from Germany got their own piece of wall beside the Birdo piece.

Artist: Tensoe
Artist: Tensoe
Artist from Germany
Artist from Germany

Pics taken by Resa, Sepember 22 – 2014

Toronto, Canada