The streets this week

This past week I spent a lot of time out and about in Dublin. I wish I owned one of those pedometer things because we walked some serious mileage. As it happens, this week was also heavy on the graffiti factor. No complaints here. 

We checked out the All City Jam graffiti gig held in the Tivoli car park, and it was chalk full of inspiration. In hindsight, hubby and I probably should have showed up a bit later in the day as a lot of the graffiti were works-in-progress while we were there. There were some amaze-balls stuff nonetheless … 

The pictures do zero justice. I think I’ll have to creep down to the Tivoli car park later this week to see the finished work as there were some serious pieces being made. 

A stroll through the park with some aftermath of this years cherry blossoms here in Dublin. I also fed some tiny swan babies and may have talked to them for 20 minutes about how cute they were like a crazy lady. Just couldn’t help myself.

Last and in no way least, I lunched at The Little Green where I ate along side the work of their featured artist this week, Bon …

I saw all 4’6″ of this, and had to have it. And I did. More to come on that tasty number once I get my hands on it this week. I’m not sure where it’ll go just yet, but I’ll enjoy giving it a tour of our place I’m sure. Cannot. Wait.

I hope you guys had a good weekend! I think we had our summer yesterday here in Dublin, as today is back to cold and miserable weather. I got to finally crack out the flip flops so I was a happy girl. xx A

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  1. John JJP
    May 21, 2013 / 08:08

    YES!!! i love grafitti and i think it brightens places up. of course i mean graffiti that looks good.

    im very jealous of your new piece of artwork!1 cant wait to see what you do with it 🙂

    • John JJP
      May 22, 2013 / 09:05

      ps that artwork by Bon is amazing. he/she does incredible work. i want some in my home!!

    • May 22, 2013 / 09:26

      I know. He is cray talented. And I completely agree – especially here in Ireland where it's grey skies and grey buildings and concrete, I think {good} graffiti adds a bit extra to places.

  2. May 21, 2013 / 08:25

    Oh i love that graffiti must go for a nose myself! There is a piece near the flower market in Smithfield that i think you would love too if you are up that way 🙂

    • May 22, 2013 / 07:56

      Okay, deffo going to check out Smithfield this week. Thanks for the heads up Yvonne! xx

  3. May 21, 2013 / 12:54

    Great post this week!
    I said before that I loved your graffiti book, and now I am inspired by your graffiti photos. Also, i disagree with your assumption that you should have photographed the finished works. There is something incredibly interesting in process. Not to mention the contrasting prints of the artist against his 'canvas'. Black & grey birds against black & grey skull; hipster plaid against a myriad of pattern; blue toque & pink headphones against pink & blue backdrop… so integrated, i almost missed the black figure completely.

    Love your kicks…

    And the last artist, Bon, totally digging on her (or him, like Bon Scott?) right now.

    • May 22, 2013 / 09:20

      I literally could not have said it better myself, Pat. And thank you for correcting me! I whole heartedly agree about the photos that include the graffiti artists – I just didn't realize. I never ended up including the graffiti photos sans artists. They worked so well having them included.

      Bon is so crazy talented. And as it happens, I'll be collecting his piece today! Cannot wait.

  4. May 22, 2013 / 04:31

    had to giggle at talking to the swans for 20 mins that made me laugh cos that so stinking cute. The graffiti looks awesome it really pops and makes a statement. Maybe I need to take some of ours down under to show you. However, I don't think it would rate to what you have shown us in this post. That's a huge statement piece that you are the owner of. I was thinking I am not that much taller than your artwork at 5 foot. Looking forward to seeing where you put it. I always wondered if people actually buy art in cafes etc. Now I know that do indeed.

    • May 22, 2013 / 09:24

      Haha, I never realized you were that short, Janine! Awww. I'm just taking a guess that the piece is that size. It is quite massive and it was hanging up. I'll know exactly how big it is when I attempt to bring it home on the bus today!

      I'd love to see some NZ graffiti. xx

  5. May 22, 2013 / 21:18

    Alex you know what they say. good things come in small packages lol. so yeah me and the Mr make an odd site at his 6 foot something. I love tall men lol. hmm will see what I can do for you on the graffiti front.