Big Easy

Presenting …. The Big Easy in Ottawa.

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Painted on a medium stucco, I was having a few challenges shooting this.

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Of course, the stucco was nothing compared to the big asp semi-trailer truck that parked in front of the mural.

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I captured enough before it was too, late.

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♬ ♬ ♬ I’m sure the guitarist is singing to  Marina & Belén ♬ ♬ ♬

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Pics taken by Resa, June 29, 2016

Ottawa, Canada

The artists are unknown to me

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China Doll in Montreal

Norman, our music friend from NOM sent us this pretty piece.

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

He has sent us a lot of street art including a https://graffitiluxandmurals.com/2014/12/12/david-walker-miami-fifteen/ piece.

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

He’s working with a new singer now, & their alliance is called  Erohs Shore.

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

  Pics taken by Norman Orenstein –  February,  2016

Montreal, Canada

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

⭐ THANK YOU Norman ! ⭐

Visit Erohs Shore on Twitter !


ABC of Murals

“A” – is for Aboriginal.

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Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page

This outstanding piece is sent to us by Carolyn Page

Artist: Adnate - Photo © Carolyn Page
Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page

Find it on: Bishopgate Street, Wickham, Newcastle, Australia. Based in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Adnate created the image in 2015.

Artist: Adnate - Photo © Carolyn Page
Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page 

  Pics taken by Carolyn Page – March,  2016

Newcastle, Australia

⭐ THANK YOU Carolyn ! ⭐

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Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page

Visit Carolyn’s blog – ABC of Spirit Talk


Ann Graf – Shoots Graf

Ann (Ann Graphics) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin took these pics!
Artist: Michael Cerda - Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf
This is part of a mural/murals near 12th and National by TRUE Skool, a hip hop arts school in Milwaukee.
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Photo © Ann Graf

The characters were done by Michael Cerda, a Milwaukee graphic designer.

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Photo © Ann Graf
Artist: Michael Cerda - Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf
Artist: Michael Cerda - Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf

You can also visit Ann’s Work on Instagram

Artist: Michael Cerda - Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf
Artist: Michael Cerda - Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf

  Pics taken by  Ann Graf –  2016

Miluawkee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

⭐ THANK YOU Ann ! ⭐

Artist: Michael Cerda - Photo © Ann Graf
Photo © Ann Graf

Be Cool! Visit TRUE Skool


Chasing Art Presents: “Shear”

Rebecca Budd from CHASING ART has sent us a James Knight mural.

Artist: James Knight - Photo © Rebecca Budd
Artist: James Knight – Photo © Rebecca Budd

Its official title is Shear, & you can find it at 302 West 2nd Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Artist: James Knight - Photo © Rebecca Budd
Artist: James Knight – Photo © Rebecca Budd

Rebecca has also sent us something Alfred Stieglitz once said. Here is part of it:

“Art cannot be contained behind the walls of stately palaces, posh galleries or antiquated museums. Art is not the sole domain of private collectors.”

Artist: James Knight - Photo © Rebecca Budd
Artist: James Knight – Photo © Rebecca Budd

You can read all of the Alfred Stieglitz Quote

Artist: James Knight - Photo © Rebecca Budd
Artist: James Knight – Photo © Rebecca Budd

Rebecca has another well worth visiting blog: A Backward Look Forward

Artist: James Knight - Photo © Rebecca Budd
Artist: James Knight – Photo © Rebecca Budd

Photos taken by – Rebecca Budd – 2016

Vancouver, Canada

⭐ THANK YOU Rebecca ! ⭐

Artist: James Knight - Photo © Rebecca Budd
Artist: James Knight – Photo © Rebecca Budd

Here are the links to Muralist, James Knight

James K – @ FourHundredML

FourHundredML – Big Cartel

James Knight – Instagram

Interview With Muralist James Knight

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Ste J Reviews – A Mural

Ste J – Book to the Future sent us this colorful mural. I think it’s a fun piece to segue from Kids Month back to regular programming.

Photo © Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson

He has written a wonderful commentary, which is in quotation marks & italics.

Photo © Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson

“On an adjoining wall to the entrance of the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham there is a vibrant and eye catching mix of images.” 

Photo © Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson

“I like to see this as a promise to amaze and inspire, to allow escape or thought provoking material.” 

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Photo © Steve Johnson

“It is wonderful when the cinema experience starts outside and triggers off that excitement.”

Photo © Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson

“Art can influence moods as we potter about town but to work in tandem with the surroundings makes it even more interesting as a medium of feeling as well as visuals.”

Photo © Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson

Ste J, who writes really great book reviews, some film reviews & once in a while a game review, also writes fab Graf Reviews.

  Pics taken by Steve Johnson  –  2016

Nottingham, England, UK

⭐ THANK YOU Ste J ! ⭐

Photo © Steve Johnson
Photo © Steve Johnson

Visit Book to the Future!


Jungle Fever

How cute is this frog?

Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen

1036 Main Street, Winnipeg.

He’s just around the corner from the rest of the jungle.

Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen

Shots taken by Resa, on October 06, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg