1st Nations + Street Art = Kids

Cash Akoza has taken First Nations style art to a new horizon.

Artist: Cash Akoza

In an older, drab area of Winnipeg, Cash has added color and theme & brightened it up for all the kids who live there.

Artist: Cash Akoza

There are 5 painted walls, all in small area between a street and an alley. It’s a place where a lot of kids live. This one of the walls.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Click on the above pic to see the mural in all its glory, and it is glorious!

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

KIDS’ MONTH 2017

I sent a book in!

Dreaming Inside

Here’s another gem for Kids’ Month, from Brenda Davis Harsham of Friendly Fairy Tale fame. This poem “Flying Away” (art by Sath) is a dream! Brenda, is also a dream. Thank you for all your support this month, with this your third KM poem!

Friendly Fairy Tales

Flying Away by Sath Flying Away, Used by Permission of Sath

We fly past the stars on silver wings,
rushing wind without and within.
All of life unfolds its answers
until we wake.
Alone.

Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: The first line refers to Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The art is courtesy of Sath, a wonderful street artist and international ambassador of art. Resa McConaghy at Graffiti Lux and Murals is celebrating Kids’ Month, and you are welcome to drop by and make friends with her and other kids-loving friends.

View original post

The Philippines

This is a colorful & educational mural about the Philippines!

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

The traditional costume is very beautiful.

pp1

The happiness is beautiful.

Artist: Sara Wild

Click on the pic below and see the entire mural.

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

This mural even has a map,

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

..and a doll, which could possibly be King Philip of Spain. If anyone knows for sure, I would love to be educated!

Artist: Sara Wilde

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

 

Kids’ Month 2017

From New Delhi with Love

 Sidran works with children in New Delhi, India, and has sent us some Street Art for Kids’ Month.
Photo © Sidran

She sends “Best wishes for the kids month initiative.” She said I was special, but I have to change that to – we, everyone here during Kids’ Month are special.

Photo © Sidran
Photo © Sidran

Sidran says: “I am attaching some pics taken from Lodhi Art District, New Delhi. It is supposed to be India’s first public art  district.”

Photo © Sidran
Photo © Sidran
She also says, about the art: “I like them for their simplicity and colors.”
Well, I do, too! The naive quality is great for kids, & I am thrilled children (& adults) in New Delhi are enjoying the beauty.
Photo © Sidran
Photo © Sidran

I just adore that doggie in the pic above! I send big happy wishes, and many a Thank You to Sidran

Photos taken by Sidran – 2017
New Dehli – India
Sidran’s blog – DRAGON TALES  is an excellent cultural adventure, and definitely worth a visit.
 ⭐
Kids’ Month 2017
 
Yay!!! I mailed my book off to “PBPIO” in Iowa yesterday.

pbpio-badge

Michele Eastman holds a “Picture Book Pass It On” drive every year. Click on the logo to go to her blog’s article explaining the charity, and where you can find the address to mail your picture book donation. OR:  Click on her name and go to her FaceBook page, where she is also working on the campaign.

The Tale of Rickety Hall – Penny Dolan

Where would Kids’ Month be without a Ste J review of a kid’s book? He says there’s lots of pictures, and puts the age range at 6-8 years old. I am fascinated by the name “Rickety Hall” Thank you Ste J!

Book to the Future

ricketyOrphaned Jonas Jones is cold and tired, and oh so hungry. And without his little dog Scraps he’d be desperately lonely, too. So when dastardly Megrim the dog catcher and his sidekick Filch decide they’re going to get rid of Scraps, Jonas knows he must do everything he can to stop them.Even if that means going for help at Rickety Hall, the spooky old house on the hill-inside which no one’s ever dared to venture.

Having just finished A Dance to the Music of Time:  Summer – a review of which will be coming soon – I decided a break from anything too heavy was needed and as I want to review more children’s books this year, it made sense to pick something light up.

This short tale, with a good number of illustrations crammed in for good measure is full of good messages for the young ‘uns, whilst also…

View original post 296 more words

Uber’s Chicks

These sweet birdies are all over the city for young and old alike to enjoy.

Artist: Uber 5000
Artist: Uber 5000

This painted power box is outside of a grade school, and community park.

Artist: Uber 5000
Artist: Uber 5000

Seems like chicks and “Chicklets” alike are for kids, and kids are very cool.

Artist:Uber 5000
Artist:Uber 5000
Artist: Uber 5000
Artist: Uber 5000

Even the stupid tag on this side doesn’t ruin it, for me. I hope the kids who see it everyday are inspired by the art, and not the vandalism. I’m hoping Uber 5000 comes back and touches it up.

uberkm7
Artist: Uber 5000

Pics taken by Resa – January 2, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Uber 5000
Artist: Uber 5000

KIDS MONTH 2017

img_3785

agencylogos_onewebheader_wrongpurple-152

Art from the Heart of Clandestinos

This stunning 5 story  high mural is on Main St. in Winnipeg.

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos

Clandestinos is the heart & art union of Shalak Attack & Bruno Smoky.

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos

It seems when it comes to love, they have both of their hearts sewn into one.

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos

Read about them on Shalak’s Website

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos

I just love the buffalo on the hat brim!

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos

I also love the change of texture on the wall.

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos

You can also visit Shalak on Instagram or Bruno Smoky on Instagram

shalw-11
Artists: Clandestinos

Visit Clandestinos Art on Facebook

Photos taken by Resa – October 27, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Artists:

shalw-8

Artists: Clandestinos
Artists: Clandestinos
shalw-12
Artists:Clandestinos