🎨 Frida Kahlo 🎨

This is the second Frida Kahlo piece I’ve found.

I met the artist, Anya, while traversing alleys and parking lots. OMG! She was so neat. She spent time chit-chatting with me.

She said the art would be done by Thursday end. She had another art engagement on Friday. I didn’t think Anya & MSKA, who was assisting with B.G., would make the date. Wednesday rained all day.

She showed me the self portrait she was basing this mural on.

LOVE the hand/glove earrings!!!

I went back Sunday. It’s not quite finished, but I shot it anyway. I don’t know when I’ll get back there.

I adore the way she has Frida emerging out of the wings of a Monarch. When I returned, dumpsters had been moved in.

I shoot them as I get them.

Pics taken by Resa – June 9, 2015

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: 

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anyamielniczek/

🦄 Cumpleaños de Aquileana 💜

🎂 Happy birthday, dear Aquileana! 🎂

We’ve shared many posts, and all are very special to me.

Other than the opening shot, I’m moving left to right.

I’ve been saving this mural for a special occasion. Wishing you a wonderful birthday, and thanking you for all the spectacular posts we’ve done together is a perfect time.

Of course, I was hoping to find some Scorpio themed street art with a Scorpion in it, but no such luck.

However, this First Nations inspired art is filled with the mystic,

much like Greek Mythology and the Tarot,

… and much like you.

🦄 HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  AQUILEANA 💜

Pics taken by Resa – October 27, 2016

Winnipeg, Canada

The Artist: Cash Akoza

🏒GO JETS 🏒 #WPGWhiteOut

The WINNIPEG JETS are in the Western Conference final. I’ve been a fan of the “Jets” since 2014. Sherrie has me all wound up!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural features the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull whose slapshot was once clocked at 152.9 km/h. He was the first player in the NHL to sign a million dollar deal.

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural also features Sherri’s fave, Teemu Selanne, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Selanne Returned to Winnipeg for game six & got a standing ovation!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Bobby Hull & others have also returned to Winnipeg in the heat of the playoffs. “It’s going to be a hell of a game” says Bobby!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Pics taken by: Resa – October 3, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I hear Burton Cummings will sing our National Anthem at the next game.

Burton, is a much loved son of Winnipeg.

 

Transcona

The name “Transcona” is an amalgam of Transcontinental and Strathcona.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Located in the center of the country, it was where Canada’s  second railway housed its maintenance shops, in order to service east and west.

Artist: Annie Bergen

It was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific and the National Transcontinental Railway. The project  began in 1908.

Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen

Transcona became an official town in 1912.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Transcona became a suburb of Winnipeg in 1972.

Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen

Although not involved in the project, Lord Strathcona was heavily involved in building the first railway, the CPR. He drove the last spike into the rails in 1885.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Pics taken by Resa – October 26, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Artist:

Year of the Dog – Yay!

⭐️ This special post celebrates the Chinese Zodiac: THE YEAR OF THE DOG⭐️ “Hello, I’m Hera, your Hostess of Ceremonies on this exciting occasion”.

Artwork by: Marina Kanavaki – Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“I know I’m gorgeous, but my mom’s art pillows help add to my beauty. My mom is an artist, Marina Kanavaki and she has a blog!

At this celebration you will meet many dogs. You will meet real dogs & graffiti dogs.”

Above is Clay & Ruty. Their mom is Belén Soto & she has a blog, too! Hmm, that looks like a park behind them! Of course, dogs LOVE to go to the park with their humans.

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018 & ends on February 4, 2019.”

“So, let me introduce this stunning white graffiti dog I met in Graffiti Alley in Toronto.”

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“Ah, beauty, thy name is dog! Did I mention dogs LOVE to go to the park with their humans.”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Many Graffiti dogs, like this St. Bernard, live in the alleys.”

Some like me, are rescue dogs. (Thank you mommy! ❤️🎵❤️.) The poor little thing below was rescued by Resa’s friend. Buddy was kept in 1 room, never had baths, never went to the park & lived in his own filth.”

“Buddy lives with Resa’s friend now. He goes to the park, gets baths & love.”

‘There is no Year Of The Human. When I see dogs like Buddy (and me before Marina found me) I know why.”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“However, I do wish there was The Year of the Mommies and Daddies Who Love Dogs, Mommies like Marina….. & Belén, where as you can see, there is no shortage of love.”

Photo © Belén Soto
Artists: Birdo, Hames, Spud

“Some dogs bay at the moon, even if they are painted & live in the alley.”

Artists: Birdo, Hames, Spud

“Many graffiti dogs have gone into modelling and advertising.”

Artist: Lazo

“Did I mention dogs like to go to the park?”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Before I forget, I’d like to show you more pics of Ruty and Clay. Some are from when they were puppies.”

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“So, While I’m being a good Hera waiting for Marina to take me to the park,”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

I want to tell you that you can buy my mom’s art on  Marina’s Art Shop Many products with her art on them are available on Society 6 Her music is at Marina’s Music & don’t forget her art calendar on MagCloud

Also, Ruty and Clay want me to tell you that you can buy Belén’s ceramics at Belén’s Tienda

 

 Pics of graffiti taken by Resa – 2017 & 2018

Toronto & Winnipeg, Canada

Artists of 1st shown mural

Artists: @mr_tensoe2 @crwales66 @nick_sweetman @scieter @3tr_t @braes_ack @getsofacto @poserabm
Artist: Marina Kanavaki – Photo © Marina Kanavaki

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR PET HAS PLENTY OF FRESH WATER

 

Windows & a Balcony

I’d forgotten about these pics, but A Frank Angle reminded me, inadvertently.

Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Pics take by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Canada

 It was a post Frank did on Ordinary PeopleThat reminded me about this street art shot in a parking lot. The shot below is from Frank’s post.

Photo © A Frank Angle

Frank covers the Murals of Cincinnati on his blog. If you check out Ordinary People, you will be in his mural category, and can check out many more delightful works of art. TY, Frank!

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Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

“Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the “National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women”, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.”

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women took place on November 25 and marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

To read about  it see The Governnment of Canada‘s page on it.

Or this page: National Day of Remembrance

To read about events scheduled for this day in Toronto check out this information on The University of Toronto site.

Artist: Shalak

For more events in Ontario, check out this page in The Society News

Artist: Wales

For Events in British Columbia check out Public Service Alliance of Canada, B.C. Region

There might be an event near you, no matter where you live in Canada, that you can attend.

Or, put it out on social media.

Artist: EGR

Does the country you live in have a day for Action on Violence Against Women?

Artists: Wales & Tensoe2

Including the header, there 14 images of women in this post, one for each of the women of Remembrance on December 6. 9 are from back alleys, 4 are in underpasses & 1 is found in a deserted industry lot.

Artist: Art Child

Pics taken by Resa – 2016 & 2017

Toronto & Winnipeg

Artists: Credited under pics, if known