Mama Guitar

I saw the movie “A Face In The Crowd” when I was in my mid 30’s. It’s a fab movie.  I was thrilled and mesmerized by the baton twirling competition scenes. Obviously Lee Remick could twirl!

So, I decided I was going to be a champion twirler in 2-3 months. I bought 2 batons, eschewed any lessons and arrogantly twirled. Yeah, right! What was I thinking? Honestly, I thought I would be better than the guy below!

Anyway, I would practice twirling and tossing in the middle of our street. Never did catch a baton. I’d run out of the way when they came down out of the sky, only to bounce on the road. One day a family, mom, dad & 2 kids came out their door when I was doing my thing. They took one look and hustled the kids back inside.

Whatever happened to baton twirling?  I think it is athletic and creative, like figure skating. I’m down with both men and women twirling. Perhaps it should be an Olympic competition?

Here’s the trailer from “A Face In The Crowd”!

It’s a movie worth seeing! Hmm, wherever did I put those batons?

The Queen of Fado

Amália Rodrigues

She is known as the Queen of Fado.

Before I found this mural, I’d never heard of Fado.

Who knew? There is a musician up the street, and he is a Fado Singer.

He says Fado is the Portuguese Blues. He says, as everyone knows, Amália Rodrigues is the undisputed Queen of Fado!

Pics taken by Resa – July 19, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Are Three Heads Better Than One?

I was totally dizzy, having crossed a foot bridge over railway tracks.

Descending back to earth with these gorgeous heads all the way down, was cause for more dizziness.

One head is usually enough.

I suppose 2 are necessary, if you’re sharing eyes.

I’ve posted Kizmet 32’s white eyed women, before. This one is the most unique, so far. I’m a fan.

Pics taken by Resa – November 6, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Turquoise Nefertiti

Adore this!

It’s a new painting on a patio down the street from me.

When I got there, a green clothed table was already in place. There was only a couple of angles to shoot, that did not capture some green, or obliterate the face altogether. Oddly, some of my fave shots are the distorted angles I was using to NOT see the green cloth.

I nicely asked the man who was setting up the patio, if he would please move the table for a few shots (about 35) LOL! He was kind enough to do so. I thanked him profusely!

Pics taken by Resa – July 23, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s) – not sure, looks like 2 I recognize. Signed:

Two-fer the Road

This is from the side of a power box.

This is the side around the corner.

Together they equal this.

I found this Elvis up the road. It’s painted on an opaque plastic, with kind of tiny bubbles in it.

I’m heading over to Art Gowns to work on a Special! I need to focus, so comments are closed.

Pics taken by Resa – July19, 2021

Toronto, Canada

Box Artist