Mermaid Corner

Traffic heavy corner, and the best spot was in the middle of the street.

 Middle of the street was a no go, so, I took the first 2 shots & the 6th shot from across the street.

I took these next 3 from the same side of the street.

I thought, it’s black and white, so I put it through a black and white filter for the next pic.

Pics taken by Resa – January 3, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Ness Lee

The Gen Z Collective

Look who I found on a wall!

It’s Greta Thunberg, the most famous Gen Z person in the world. In the upper left is the word CURAE. It is Latin for “Take Care”.

Gen Z has a lot to say, and my long time friend, Elizabeth Gracen is providing them a platform to say it all.

Elizabeth, founder of Flapper Films and Flapper Press says in her introduction to the project, “I would create a platform so that they could upload their own videos to the project. The films would stream on Instagram and a YouTube Channel for those little screens they are all obsessed with.”

Is there a Gen Z  person in your family, who has something to say? Then check out The website !

You’ll be hearing more about Flapper Press  On both GLAM and Art Gowns in the future. My next Art Gown will be dedicated to Elizabeth, and I am very excited!

Pics taken by Resa – December 30, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Echo Beach

Martha and The Muffins are a Canadian band.

Their main hit was “Echo Beach”, in the 80’s.

In 2014, Vogue Magazine pronounced Queen Street West the second  hippest street in the world.

Martha and the Muffins were part of the cultural evolution that made Queen St. so awesome.

It was music and all of the arts that flourished. Eventually graffiti & Street Art found its way here. I’m so thrilled to live on this street.

It’s amazing what I find painted on power boxes in the streets of Toronto.

Here’s Martha and the Muffins!

Pics taken by Resa – December 22, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

Homeless Underpass

There are 9000 homeless living in the streets of Toronto this winter. There are thousands more in shelters. Still, there are not enough shelters, and some folks just don’t want to go there.

I’m doing the east wall of this underpass, starting at the north end.

There are, I estimate, over 50 people living in this underpass.

It’s very dark and dank, with eerie lights at regular intervals. I’m not big on the underwater pieces, because it does nothing to relieve that dark dank feeling.

This underpass is heavily travailed. In the daytime, the homeless bundle up their belongings, and stack them by the railing, on the road side. This creates a path for the throngs of humanity.

At least we are above water now.

I’m confused about so many homeless in Canada’s richest city.

Who did we paint this for?

I spoke with a couple of the homeless. They seemed happy to have the walls painted. The other side is VERY different from this. That’s another post, later.

Pics taken by Resa – September 29, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Lead artist is Tannis Nielsen.  She mentored a group of young artists as part of the mural making process.

Above: There was a homeless woman living a few doors over from me, in front of an empty store. She’d leave her belongings there in the day and come back at night to sleep. One day, a business moved in. They bundled her belongings and put them at the curb, where the trash gets picked up.

Happy Holidays!


Found in a tiny children’s park.

Me, I’m not a kid, but I am dreaming of some sun, so I can shoot the new Art Gown!

What are you dreaming about?

Pics taken by Resa – 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: