Chirp (listen to the mockingbird).
I’ve taken (and posted) numerous shots of mockingbirds on our retro antenna, which now has no functional use other than a bird perch and lightning rod, so I “special effected” all of these in an attempt to not be totally redundant. Hours of fun. If you’re snowed in or bored, try them out.
#1 is a Kim Klassen free texture, #2 is a poladroid (a very fun and easy app), #3 is another free texture from whom I don’t recall now, maybe Shadowhouse Creations, #4 is the old newspaper technique (also very easy to use), and #5 is another Kim Klassen texture.
The antique dresser…from 1929…
It pays to be buddies with the neighbors when they’re moving out-of-state and don’t want to take any furniture with them…after the inside furniture sale, there were some very nice items left that they didn’t want to just toss outside…so we took them off their hands. Nice of us, huh? They seriously did want us to take the stuff and, even though we didn’t need any of it, we couldn’t pass it up.
The nice, big sofa bed with a brand-new mattress…
The beautiful, new day bed…
The plush, comfy Indiana chair…
Now our fairly small house is jam-packed with furniture, stacked on end in the “spare” bedroom. But we all like the new stuff anyway.
“Thanks for all the new stuff to climb on and claw up!”
A few murals I haven’t shown you yet…This one is on Calle 16, which I have written about before as is the following one.
The next one I wrote about in a post almost exactly a year ago is also part of Calle 16. It was not quite completed at the time but now it is.
It’s got a 3-D thing going.
And this (above) is across from Calle 16.
The mural below is one I have mentioned several times, one that is overpainted every First Friday by Joe Pagac on Roosevelt Row. This was the December mural.
And the dumpster across the street…
There was a big article on the local murals in the Arizona Republic two Sundays ago, many of which I have featured on this blog. As Gennaro Garcia, one of the Calle 16 muralistas says, “”I hope to see more murals, not just graffiti, more murals with messages. Murals about diversity, about culture, murals that bring people together and educate them about their culture. That’s what I hope to see in Phoenix. I want to see young people paint for a change, to do something positive.”
I’ve been on a little blog break for a few days because I have the lingering crud that seems to be going around here. I missed a couple days of work and don’t remember a lot of last week but I think I’m coming back to the land of the living soon…
Filed under: Art, Phoenix | Tags: Art, Downtown Phoenix, Flora, Global Community, Greater Good, imagine, Learning, Phoenix, Valley of the Sunflowers
Well, I was a week too late to see all the sunflowers in bloom at Valley of the Sunflowers (which I have blogged about 1, 2, 3 other times since September) because they had started to harvest them 2 weeks ago. Today the rest will be harvested to be made into biodiesel fuel and soon the field will be back to brown and they will start the cycle all over again…one more time, in February. After those flowers are harvested, building is scheduled to begin in the formerly empty field. But you will still be able to see, from these photos, how quickly the sunflowers grew and how beautiful the field was…briefly.
And, yeah, their signs got tagged
Some bees are going to be very unhappy when the flowers are all harvested.