Friday, May 7, 2010

Fence full of roses, budding artist and new color

- My work neighborhood, that I often refer to as a concrete jungle for its industrial aspect, is also chock full of lovely little cottage homes like this one, with its fence full of roses.

- Right across the street, a budding artist apparently had lots of time to apply some graffiti. Hopefully those skills will be put to employable use some day. My friend Jerry was a graffiti artist in the Bronx, New York, back in the day, and is now a very successful graphic designer.

- And across town, the newly painted bathroom wall with its bright mood-enhancing new color.

My mood is enhanced just thinking about the weekend! I hope yours is lovely and bright.


Jannie Funster said...

Oh, the bathroom color turned out great!!

And those roses, oh, I could write a long and winding poem on the places they take me.

have a good one!


TALON said...

What gorgeous roses - do they flood the air with scent?

I hope that the graffiti artist does put those skills to good use. I've often wondered how they do such detail with spray cans - I can hardly cover a piece of wicker furniture properly with the stuff!

I think the color is gorgeous, Lynn! Without the floral paper it must look so much bigger, too!

Have a fantastic weekend, Lynn! xx

Meredith said...

Oh, I love the new look in the bathroom! That lavender cabinet is too lovely. You have great taste, Lynn. :)

Taggers are very brave these days. Or at least, in certain neighborhoods they are. The police sent out a swat van and a helicopter unit in my old neighborhood for a couple of kids, probably not even 18 years old, who dared to spray, and I was there when they took one down to the ground at gunpoint. It seemed a little excessive -- but I've had more respect for these street artists ever since.

And those roses are amazing!

Blue Bunny said...

deere lynn, i cood come ober and painte yor littel cubberd for you, i sees some paints is skratched off. i reel good in painting. and i cood sing enny songs you wanting wile i painting! i best wit frank snatra and the roling stoones.


Riot Kitty said...

Oh TGIF indeed! The artist Jean-Michel Basquiat started out as a graffiti artist, too.

Maude Lynn said...

I love those roses!

Dorothy said...

I love roses, my mom was the greatest gardener of roses I remember the smell oh so well and the colors were always amazing.

I loved seeing these pictures.

Dorothy from grammology

Snaggle Tooth said...

Lovely picket fence roses- ours aren't out yet-
"voce" in portuguese means "you". I'd like to have grafetti design time...
Is that the same room? Wow! You really know how to pick 'em!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

Write a long and winding poem about the roses. How about it?


Talon -

I could not smell them - this was an out the car window shot and then I rolled down the passenger window - leaned over and snapped it.

I am pleased as punch with my bathroom - it looks very girly. :)

Meredith -

Thank you! I love that cabinet, too - I got it at a shop in Little Five Points sometime in the mid-80s.

Wow - that is something that the police took him down like that. One day I say a bunch of highway employees scrubbing off graffiti from the side of the expressway. Very daring.

Blue Bunny -

You know - that was the distressed look - so popular in the 90s (probably before you were borned.) But I could go for some bunny songs, especially the Stones!

Riot Kitty -

That artist is in good company then! TGIF indeed. I'm down at the family home with sisters packing up stuff. Lots of laughing and a few tears.

Mama Zen -

So lovely to see the roses in the midst of the concrete jungle.

Dorothy -

I am pleased you stopped by - I'll check out your blog a little later - I'm on a deadline to get off my sister's computer. :)

Snaggle -

Thanks Snaggle! I do like it after the initial shock of seeing the whole room in that color.

Happy weekend!

Blue Bunny said...

i kant get no satisfaxshuns.

angie, angie, aint it gud to bee alive?

the honkietonk wommin, givs me, givs me, givs me the honkietonk blues.

you lieked thems singings?


LL Cool Joe said...

I like the bathroom colour. :)

I love the graffiti. :D

Have a wonderful weekend Lynn. :)

Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

Really good! I love my Stones. And my Blue Bunny. xoxoxo

Joe -

Thank you and I like that graffiti, too. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Shyamanga said...

I guess the beautiful cottages and the roses compensates for the industrial melee.

Hope the graffiti artist finds a better canvas. And that's a nice antique-looking cabinet you've got.

Lynn said...

Shyamanga -

My work neighborhood is beautiful in its own way, for sure.

Thank you - I like it, too. :)

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Happy Wednesday!