# Women Paint TO

STRONG SMART  UNITED

Artist: Bareket

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.

Centered Artists: Jieun June Kim & Christina Mazzulla
Artist: Jieun June Kim

Here, the garage door is down.

Artist: Rachel Wilmshurst

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!

# Women Paint TO

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.

Artist: Courtney Vera Binns

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

Toronto, Canada

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!

Pussy Cat Eyes

A little power box art, while I finish sorting out the new alley art.

Artist: Daniela Rocha

I’ve been back 3 times, and there were 18 pieces painted over a weekend.

Artist: Daniela Rocha

I am now certain, all of it was painted by women.

Artist: Daniela Rocha

Next post will be from that alley, and by this artist. It’s just that I wanted to post this Pussy Cat first.

Artist: Daniela Rocha

The traffic was endless,

Artist: Daniela Rocha

…so I did what I could to capture the road side of the box.

Artist: Daniela Rocha

Pics taken by Resa – July 27, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist’s Instagram: @Muisca

Artist: Daniela Rocha

From Montreal – 2016

A friend of mine shot these in Montreal last summer.

Photo © Norman Orenstein

Montreal celebrates Street Art with festivals from June – September

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

Thank you, Norman!

Photo © Norman Orenstein

Pics taken by Norman Orenstein – July, 2016

Montreal, Canada

THANK YOU to all of the artists!

Photo © Norman Orenstein

Pink Diamond Birdo

Did you know that pink Diamonds are one of the rarest gemstones on earth?

Artist: Birdo

Well, I don’t own one, but Birdo painted one.

Artist: Birdo

This Birdo looks a lot like a baby Blue Jay, but feel free to correct me, as I’m a bit off when it comes to nature studies.

Artist: Birdo

However, Inese, at Inese Photography is not challenged. Her nature posts are true gems.

Artist: Birdo

This post is to thank Inese for her Puffin Post contribution to Kids’ Month.

Pics taken by Resa –  February 19, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Photo © Inese Photography

⭐ THANK YOU, INESE! ⭐ Pic of Puffin  taken by Inese. if you want to glory in Puffins and other nature and historical pics just click on the Puffin and go to her blog!

♡ OH! Inese found a graffiti mural by Birdo in Ireland! ♡

Check out BirdO on Instagram!

Artist: Birdo

❤ I believe this is my last Kids’ Month Thank you post! ❤

There’s a Thank You Rose on my side bar. Click on the rose to visit all the Thank you’s!

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!

Special Eagle

It may be on a little wall, but this eagle is a huge presence.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Thanks again to Sherrie for driving me hither and yon to collect these murals!

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

Pics taken by Resa – October 26, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Although unsigned, the artist is Cash Akoza

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza