Once a week my Man and I walk up to our favorite coffee joint and help open it. And now, as the weather improves, I have begun to walk afterward. I love walking. I walk fast enough that you might call it running, I can’t slow it down.
But when I bring my camera, that will make me stop long enough to enjoy cobblestoned streets.
Oh! Pigeons meet wet cement.
And, please don’t feed the hipsters. That stencil looks like Woody Allen, right? He is the ultimate hipster. And that red down there? Roses? I am inspired by this.
This church door reminds me of the embroidery I am doing on the Female Mag blouse
And finally, the reason for walking down into Red Hook, this Duke Riley poster. Maybe a year and some ago, I went gallery hopping with the Journal Study Gals. Pat pulled a strip of paper off a telephone pole, tore it in half, handed me a section. I went home to glue it in my journal and made a page featuring it (see the last image in this post).
But I had no way of connecting the scrap of paper to the original artist. And you know I have a thing for posters and poster art, you can’t restore vintage posters for 6+ years without acquiring an affection for paper, posters, and wheat paste.
So this morning I went back into Red Hook, photographed the poster in-situ and then took it off the wall. 😈 I brought the poster home, in pieces, and washed it in the tub, it is drying now. I don’t know what I am going to do with it, but I like this man’s work and I think I might need to meet him. I bet he lives in Red Hook. He is a tattoo artist, he makes me want a tattoo.
I saw a real rat today, running from a dumpster into a building that is being renovated. I love seeing rats in the city. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Beside which, they clean up after us!
So, there is a blog hop going on and I am just now catching up with it, you should too.
April 30 – Tracie Lynn HuskampStenciled & Stitched: A Special Occasion Greeting CardMay 1 – Traci BunkersGelatin PrintingMay 2 – Lisa EngelbrechtScript Lettering/Tattoo style using Sakura Calligrapher PensMay 3 – Judy Coates PerezFun Little ResistMay 4 – Melanie TestaThimble Cinch SackMay 5 – Lyric KinardPSE for Thermofax Screen PrintingMay 6 – Jill BerryPop-Up Heart Map