Whorls of My Mind

Okay, I’m way behind visiting blog pals! I dislike the reader, and prefer to visit your actual blogs. I need to try and catch up!

Charlotte Hoather’s Art Gown needs me to focus until I get a good start. After all, it will be the first Art Gown that I will be sending to someone to actually wear. She’s my fave soprano, and is the 1 person I know who actually needs gowns.

Drawings are done for the next Gowntoons instalment, on Art Gowns.

I need to work on the post, and AGM Holly’s input is critical. So, I need time for emails, critique and whatever else the 2 of us do.

Time – the most intoxicating perfume of all. With this time I’ll visit you from GLAM or from Art Gowns. I look forward to visiting!

When I return with my next GLAM post, I should be all cleared up….maybe.

Pics taken by Resa – August 2, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Unsigned, I think I know, but guessing is just guessing.

Debris Darling

She’s a pretty face.

I can’t believe I hadn’t found this before, on one of my many trips to Kensington Market.

It’s obviously several years old, and I’ve been down the alley a few times.

Ah, but I hadn’t turned the corner in the alley, before.

Why? I figure all those black plastic rat traps put me off. However, now with Toronto’s new mushroomed rat problem, I have gotten used to seeing them run by, in the daytime.

I’m glad I found her. She’s a darling, and there is something satisfying about finding treasure in the trash.

Pics taken by Resa – August 2, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

As I exited the alley, I noticed the shop on the corner had 2 mandala wall hangings for sale. I immediately thought of Graham Stephan – Mandala Vihara

Fake Street Art

I saw a sliver of this eye from a half block away. It was in a side lane, a perfect place for street art.

I hate jay-walking so I went 1 block back to the street light. I arrived at the art ‘s lane only to find a locked gate; behind parking for 2.

1/2 a block away I found a semi blocked off path/slot between 2 buildings.

50ft. later I was in a dead end lane, but it lead to the eye.

The Eye lead to the cheat – Valentino

Broken hearted, yet intrigued … why is the art so catchy, yet inaccessible?

A person like me might do what I did to get to see the art, only to realize it is a Valentino ad.

Was I baited?

Pics taken by Resa – June 14, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Dear John,

Did you know it’s Tweety’s 80th birthday?

I don’t take many shots of cartoon street or alley art.

However, having followed your blog – John Howell for some time, and reading many “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” posts, I could not resist grabbing these 2 mini murals.

Yes, they are a Looney Tunes promo, complete with Q codes to go check out the festivities.

I have blurred them out, as I am not an advertiser.

Then I got to remembering capturing other Looney Tunes characters, that are pure alley and street art.

I managed to find some, but don’t let them into your yard!!!!

I’m going to love you and hug you and kiss you and call you George!

Hey, bet you thought you’d never see Porky Pig en Graffe?

Here’s the heartbreak, I did shoot a Wylie & Roadrunner around 2015, but I can’t find them. I never posted it. So, it’s somewhere on one of my 30 memory sticks, which Foghorn has so eloquently reminded me.

Oh, he wants to say a quick hi, to you. “Hi John! I’m not gonna talk forever. I know when to shut up! So I’m going to stop now. You don’t have to tell me twice. Hey check out my bling! The bat? I live in an alley, you know! But hey, let me stop yakking. Like my bandana? You don’t have to tell me 3 times!”

Pics taken by Resa – 2013 – 2022

Toronto, Canada

Guns Guns Guns – “Eagle all Gone & No More Caribou”

When I found this eagle I thought:

AH, a simple post… I’ll dedicate it to my nature pal Tim

….and maybe my pal Cindy who said she saw more Bald eagles in Canada than the USA.

I sure hope this is an eagle!

In my world, I see more nature in alleys, than anywhere else.

Pics taken by Resa – May 5, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Guns Guns Guns – by; The Guess Who

“God Speed Mother Nature, I never really wanted to say goodbye”

A song of warning from 50 years ago.

I’m in tears.

On a more reflective image:

Eagle drives the car

Vudu Cat

Christina Mazzulla is a wonderful artist, with a particular passion for her Vudu Cats.

I adore all cats. They are earth’s most capable hunters. The skull on this kitty’s head makes sense.

I wonder what cat people think?

This Vudu Cat is all cozy in hand knit sweater, and surrounded by flowers, bunnies  and hearts.

This graf mural is a collaboration with C. Mazzulla & Wysper.

I can totally read his writing.

Not sure who the artist of the below is. It’s right beside Vudu Cat. Mandala like, it made me think of Stephan Graham at Mandala Vihara

Pics taken by Resa – December 1, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Christina Mazzulla & Wysper

Who is this beauty?

By the same artist who did the Sophia Loren painting several posts ago,

I find this to be a very alluring painting.

Perhaps it’s an image from an Italian film?

Or, is it just made up?

Anyway, I was and still am, drawn in.

Gotta get that reflection in the car. Why else do cars park in front of art?

Sorry, could stop shooting this. I didn’t want to leave.

Pics taken by Resa – December 1, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: