Hold on! It’s a Bumpy ride.

This doorway mural was painted during the onset of the lockdown.

Hi! Here I am first time out socially, in 12 weeks. It was great to see 2 family members.

I’ve decided to grow out my grey hair. That thing in the centre of my chest is a bottle of hand sanitizer on a lanyard. I wear OS men’s shirts as a form of PPE. I hand painted my mask.

I’ve been reading more than usual. Check out my Art Gowns review of 5 of Shehanne Moore’s Historical Romance novels, by clicking on the book cover below!

I can’t get enough of gowns, especially in a romantic historic setting . I can’t get enough of street art.

There must be a correlation?

I also enjoyed reading Mike Steeden’s The Blue-Eyed Cat

Let me know what you’ve enjoyed reading during your time on hold!

Pics taken by Resa – June 1, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Unsigned

Here’s a promo for Mike Steeden’s new book; The Snow White Tigress. It was made by George, over at Zoolon Hub  If you are a writer, and would like a promo made with original music, check him out! Very reasonable prices.

I’m staying home, mostly. I’ve got a myriad of creative projects on the go & 2 cats to boss  me around.

Back in the Alleys

All the BGF’s & dog have been cooped up.

We stayed home.

Some restrictions have been lifted, under certain conditions.

Happy to say, I am back in action in my beloved alleys, and observing conditions.

Pics taken by Resa,  May 19 – 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

The Blue-Eyed Cat

This tale by Mike Steeden is one of the most imaginative stories I have ever read.

Using street art, I will present a feel that moves along with the book’s official blurb.

‘A book of mind boggling time-travel,

feverish sex, syrupy romance,

ho hum history,

a dark future, The Moon,

Constantinople,

Paris and Berlin,

human consciousness, infinity,

a tongue in cheek take on all things carnal,

art for art’s sake

and three thoroughly mad yet oh so delightful gals’

I drew one a one-eyed blue-eyed cat, for Mike. Mike, Eye’m sure this is nothing you ever imagined. However, after reading “The Blue-Eyed Cat”, which I thoroughly enjoyed,I was inspired to this! Also, I believe the video below is apropos.


Should “The Blue-Eyed Cat” take your fancy it can be found at;

Amazon UK link: THE BLUE-EYED CAT – PAPERBACK
Kindle UK link: KINDLE EDITION
Amazon US link: THE BLUE-EYED CAT – PAPERBACK
Kindle US link: KINDLE EDITION

Blue Wolf

I fell in love with this classic piece of alley art the second I laid eyes on it!

I shot from across the oddly busy alley, by a parked car. Parked cars offer a huge bit of protection from moving traffic.

The car also worked well for reflections. Note the woman’s face at the bottom of the reflection. This is from a mural I posted last year, & it’s on the side street. Cool, huh?

Then I shot strange angles from the side of the street the mural was painted on.

Pics taken by Resa – March 8, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Canada Geese

I wasn’t expecting to find this.

It is so subtle you can miss it, as many passerby’s did.

I wasn’t that impressed, at first. Later, when I looked at the shots, I fell in love.

I had to take the top geese from across the street.

I crossed the street to capture the lower geese. Being so close was not the best perspective.

Yet, when I got home and saw the odd angles I deployed, I was pleased with the gaggle’s cacophony.

Pics taken by Resa – March 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

I don’t know, yet.

 

Raphael?

I was looking for a specific face in an network of alleys off Dundas West.

I searched for over 2 hours, about 8 miles. I’ve still about 1o miles of alley to cover. I’ve got to find the face!

In the meantime, here’s an angel.

The snow and mud semi-ruined my new white Rebox sneakers. Uch.

All in all, a lovely find.

Pics taken by Resa – February 10, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

If you can read the writing, that’s the artist!

Sergeant Tommy Prince

Born in 1915, a citizen of Brokenhead First Nation, N. of Winnipeg…

Artist: Fred Thomas
Artists: Nereo Eugenio & Fred Thomas

… great, great grandson of Chief Peguis….

Artist: Fred Thomas
Artists: Nereo Eugenio & Fred Thomas

…. He is a Canadian hero. Sergeant Prince served in WW II and The Korean War.

Artist: Fred Thomas
Artists: Nereo Eugenio & Fred Thomas

He was awarded many medals by the Canadian Military, as well as medals from Korea, The United Nations & an American Silver Star.

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Artists: Nereo Eugenio & Fred Thomas

He is an outstanding role model from the Aboriginal Community.

Artist: Fred Thomas
Artists: Nereo Eugenio & Fred Thomas

Read more about Sergeant Tommy Prince!

Artist: Fred Thomas
Artists: Nereo Eugenio & Fred Thomas

A sobering Remembrance Day to all!

Pics taken by: Resa – October 27, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

The Artists:

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