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I love graffiti, I know (at this age) I am not supposed to and if it was being painted on something that I owned that I didn’t want it painted on, I would probably have a different opinion. We did get something once painted on a garbage can or recycle bin, but I don’t remember what it was and I think we have since swapped it out. I remember seeing it at the time and wondering why that word and why our can, but then saw that it was on a lot of cans in the neighborhood. I guess I should clarify that I love graffiti with a social commentary message. There are ones all over Capitol Hill directed at the drunk BroGrammers that have taken over our city and I love them. I love the ones below. I know they are directed at the very people that are probably not reading it or understanding what the message is or have a different interpretation of what ‘stupid’ is, but that’s fine. I love it. I say more sub-culture messages to disrupt the robotic days of the sheep, of ME for that matter. I need reminding.
This brings me to my next project. The next sunny day, I am going to try that Rainex sidewalk stencil thing I have seen around. All I need is a stencil, some Rainex, a sunny day, and a message. I have to work on the message. It will be positive because I want people to immediately get it (and it will also be in front of my house). Stay tuned…
This week on Waldina, I had a huge boost of hits all due to one post about female fronted punk rock bands I posted three and a half years ago. Along with it came a lot of comments, mostly good. You will see how the stats are all crazy now. I also started the A To Z Challenge, where I am prompted to supply a blog post every day (except Sundays) that corresponds to a letter of the alphabet. I chose to keep it in the theme of the Waldina blog and profile people that I gain inspiration from. The blogging community is so large and they have been so supportive. I am doing my best to keep up with all the blogs taking part in the challenge.
This week, I also celebrated the birthdays of Rene Burri, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mary Pickford, James Garner, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins, Doris Day, Max Ernst, Ali MacGraw and Sergei Rachmaninov.
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Today is the 163rd birthday of the artist Vincent van Gogh. My first exposure to him was through a monthly calendar that my mom gave me as a kid. I used to buy postcards of his work and use them as bookmarks. I still stumble across them now and then inside old books. Later, I ‘discovered’ his earlier skull series and they replaced the sunflowers as my favorites. If you get a chance, there is a series on Netflix called “Raiders of the Lost Art” episode 3 titled “van Gogh’s Guardian.” It focuses on his sister-in-law, her dedication to his art after his death, and her brilliant and deliberate distribution of his art that has made him the famous artist that he is today. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left. Read more about him today on waldina.com #VanGogh #art #artist #VincentVanGogh #birthday #follow #followback #PNW #PhotoOfTheDay #DailyPhoto #seattle #dailyinspiration #StyleIcon #History #Legend
This week on @TheRealSPA Instagram, I posted photos of most of the people whose birthdays I celebrated on Waldina and several Scraps updates. Our adorable little reduce dog Scraps has his own Instagram now and has a ton of followers. You can find him at @SenorScraps. He loves friends.
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