Welcome Rugs

In Little Italy, an artist has painted welcome rugs right on the sidewalk.

They are mandala – like.

She explains her concept at the end of the post.

I adore these painted rugs!

Pics taken by Resa – October 12, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Ali – The Legend Lives On

It’s been 55 years since this fight.

I don’t even know who won?

I figure it was Ali.

I just looked it up! It was Ali.

“He’s the toughest guy I ever fought”, said Ali of Chuvalo after the fight.

Pics taken by Resa – June 11, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

Legends never die. In Toronto they become street art.

The Pollinators

This sweet mural by Nick Sweetman, is an awareness tribute,

… to some of the most important pollinators on our planet.

The mural turns 3 corners. I will do my best to show it left to right. The above shot was taken from across the street. Cars, vans, trucks and busses dominated 19 of the 20 shots I took.

I used pano for this. It captures the zig-zag of the 3 walls.

I did a sideways pano for the above pic.

Spring is 4 weeks away!

The car wasn’t much of a problem,

.. and I grabbed a couple of window reflection shots.

Pics taken by Resa – February 18, 2020

Toronto, Canada

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.

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:


Revenge of the Egg

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

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

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!

Artwork © Georgiann Cralson

# Women Paint TO


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!