Beauty in Blue

I quite like this blue face. 

I found it in a laneway that had been converted into a restaurant’s patio.

Pics taken by Resa – September 14, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist: One of those names below. It is from a long wall, and many artists painted on it.

Apologies for certain ill alignments. This art was small and right off the sidewalk.

Locked Down, Again

I’ve never started a post with a reflection, before. Yet, it works for me here.

I can only go where I can walk. So, I have been going down some seedier, more neglected alleys. This beat up piece grabbed me.

The red eyeball looks like a tag.

She’ still a beauty.

It’s not just the art, it’s the entire performance of junk penning it in.

I’ve got lots of street art saved/hoarded, so should be posting new stuff for awhile.

Also, there’s a lot of early posts, that only 3 or 4 people got to see. Could always do a few of the best.

I got a commission to draw a pencil portrait of Frankenstein. Why not? I’m perfect for the job, as I draw a female super hero (Princess Blue Holly), a Torch Singer in Gowns, (Rene Rosso), Art Gowns Models in gowns, and a 1960’s Go-Go Dancer in cool mini dresses (Boogapony Holly).

It’s not quite finished, and I took this today. Today is almost as dark as night. Perfect for Frankenstein!

Pics taken by Resa – November 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artists:

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.