This is the 3rd time that the egg outside of the Art Store has been painted over.
The Egg is oval. However, when I used the Pano setting on my IPhone, it came out round. Go figure!
The top of the Egg was higher than me, and hard to capture. The Egg is about 6 feet tall. (1.83 M). The sun was high up, glaring upon the top of the Egg.
Still, an interesting challenge to capture it for us all.
This is a realistic side view of the Egg. Some may remember the first Egg I posted – Egg of Birdo
A car was blocking my ability to go all around the Egg, but the car was black & all clean and shiny. The next 4 reflections are lots of fun.
Pics taken by Resa – July 17, 2019
I’m partial to Eggs. I don’t eat them, but I do an interpretive dance called “The Egg Dance”. It was performed last at The Chicklets’ Poetry Party in April. Click on the pice to enjoy an encore performance!
In this post I will highlight the last 5 smaller pieces, and the alley itself in segments. “Strong Smart United” begins the east end of the alley at Lansdowne.
The paintings then turn a corner, into a parking area with fire escape and a one car garage. All of the 18 works of art, except 1 piece, are on walls on the south side of the alley.
I used my Pano setting to get amap of the atmosphere into 1 shot. This pic should show 6 pieces, but the garage door is open, and there is a piece on that. All of the Pano shots blow up nicely if you click on them.
Here, the garage door is down.
Now there’s a vehicle parked in front of the garage door, and as we come out of the parking indent, we see another 3 works along the alley’s walls. If you squint, or blow up the pic, you can see more art further down.
I adore this alley! 18 works of art, done by 20 women!
Another parking indent, 2 more pieces on a fence and a single on the side of a building. On the right is the one work on the other side.
Kurly Girlz are the alley wall of the last piece by Courtney Binns, which is on the side. One just needs to look around the corner. Here I am near the west end of the alley looking to the east.
There is one more piece behind me, but it is further along, detached a bit from the rest. It is set into a boarded up window surrounded by 4 year old works, all done by some very cool guys.
The above piece and all of Alley 18 posts can be linked to from the “Smart Strong United” pic on my sidebar.
Pics taken by Resa – July 24, August 5, 10 & 16, September 1 – 2017
New Artists: In order as they appear in this post
Artist: Bareket says “I’m filled with love from this weekend at #WomenPaintTO. It was a privilege to paint alongside 19 incredibly talented, kind and supportive artists.”
And I’m filled with love for all of these sisters, who I don’t know.
I dedicated this post to them, and to all the women who follow this blog. #Women Write Paint Photograph & Create WordPress!
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
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.
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!
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.
⭐ 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.
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!
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
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!