Posts Tagged ‘street art’

We’ve all agreed that we’d like to see every dull, boring, grey/gray power boxes painted something else and I found several I really liked while walking in downtown Aurora, Illinois with my friend who was willing to patiently wait while I took photos. 🙂 I especially like this first one because the colors are so arresting. Anyone else get a bit of a “Matrix” vibe?

I was loving the Art Deco look of this pair.

And finally here’s another power box for your Thursday enjoyment. Here we are already in December. How did that happen??

Thursday Doors is hosted as always by the Door Keeper in Chief, Dan the Doorman AKA Dan the author. Thanks, Dan.

One Word Sunday: smile

Cellpic Sunday: 10.16.22

It’s that time of year again, time for me to do the two-day drive to Wyoming (about 10+ hours each day) to spend 2 1/2 weeks in the Bighorn Mountains, time I crave each year. There’s very, very limited wi-fi access there and no phone access unless you have a satellite phone. You can get wi-fi but we have yet to do so. It’s become a discussion, but I do like not being online that much. I go on to check (and delete) email or to send a text or photo to family and friends but why be on vacation if I’m on the internet all the time? So until the second week in August, keep this California mural in mind to let you know how I appreciate you. And of course, there will be photos, many photos, and a surprise or two as well.

Dan says he’s serving leftovers in today’s Thursday Doors post. I like leftovers! After visits to California and Prescott, I now have a plethora of doors as well as doors left over from previous trips. So let’s get started using some of them.

I’ve said it before and I’m obviously saying it again: I love when cities put art of otherwise drab, boring doors. Here are two examples from Redondo beach and two views of each. I guarantee they’ll brighten your day.

This morning I’m off for another meet-and-greet with fellow bloggers: Donna of Wind Kisses, Marcia of Always Write, Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, and another blogger with whom I’m not familiar. But I will be after this morning. 🙂 Enjoy Thursday!

Tina’s challenge to us this week is to feature eyes. Let’s have a little fun with that theme.

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
― Martin Buber

What do you think these eyes are saying? Are they wistful or just enjoying what they see? Apologies for any imperfections but I took this photo through the car window with my phone, stopped at a light I hasten to add.

Here I offer you two eyes and one I in some California street art. 🙂

“His eyes are so intense I want to look away . . . or never look away, I can’t decide.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

Hunter’s eyes.

“I watch what I eat every day. I mean, who actually eats with their eyes closed?”
― Brian Celio

But what if it’s looking back at you??? Pancake eyes.

Soft but stubborn mule eyes or at least one of them.

And finally we have ramen eyes, one of tastiest types of eyes. I told you we were going to have fun and now you have a delicious meal as well. Eye yie yie yie!

Thanks for a theme that let me have some fun, Tina. I hope everyone of you is having a wonderful weekend.

Six-Word Saturday 6.25.22

I found the answer to Patti’s challenge of finding street art during a recent visit to Redondo Beach, California. This isn’t your street art by well-known artists, but rather the sort you find as you walk around the shops and businesses in a neighborhood.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

That’s the test of street art – to see if anybody stopped. People would cross out ones they didn’t like and would star others. I liked that people would engage with them. Jenny Holzer

Speak softly but carry a big can of paint. ~Banksy

(Sorry about the railing, but I wouldn’t get the entire picture if I was on the other side of the railing.)

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. ~Paul Gauguin

Mural in Philadelphia

Saturday I was on the road by 6:15 am heading down to Tucson to meet another fellow blogger (and another Lisa), from (https://peaceoflife.today/). Since we both like the outdoors and bird-watching, we met at Sweetwater Wetlands where we walked, chatted, and took photos. (The actual website is rather boring, so here’s a link to the Yelp site where you can read more about it or go to the website and scroll down for some more interesting information.)

After we were done there, my mission was to visit Seven Cups, a highly-touted tea house serving and selling only Chinese tea and tea accouterments. Unfortunately, they didn’t open until 11 am so we went with my second choice, The Scented Leaf where, for an additional cost, you can have CBD added to your tea! Yeah, that’s so not me but we did enjoy sipping our tea outside, watching people and traffic go by. After that, we made our way to Seven Cups where the seating area wasn’t open, browsed and bought tea, then had a delicious lunch next door at Tumerico, a vegan and vegetarian Latin restaurant. It was a great day.

But…on my way from a precious parking spot in downtown to The Scented Leaf, I passed the Rialto Theater which had…ta ha…doors!! Even when in somewhat of a hurry, you have to stop for doors.

This door wasn’t exactly fancy, but its redeeming feature was…

…a pretty cool mural next to it. Just FYI, no political meaning to this either way, just admiring the art.

for Thursday Doors 4.22.21

Road trip today!! I’ll be taking the most boring drive in the US from Phoenix to Southern California for a week-long visit with our older daughter and her husband. I’ll have posts each day while I’m gone and I’ll respond to comments, but the only visiting I do will be there. I’ll make up for it when I get back, I promise, and you know there will be photos of the ocean, doors, flowers, and who knows what else. 🙂 Be safe and healthy while I’m gone and do talk to me because I miss each of you if you don’t.

LA street art

Posted: March 17, 2020 in Art
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The move’s on. We have a date: one week from today, so you can imagine what I’ll be doing all day, every day. 🙂 It’s good news and sad news: good because we’re doing what we’re supposed to do; sad news because of the people we’re leaving behind. But the adventure begins (or continues.) In the meantime, here’s some street art from LA for you to enjoy.

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