Sunday, September 25, 2016

Monday Mural: dragons everywhere

On a recent trip through Chinatown, I was startled to see dragon murals everywhere.  They are distinctive due to their predominate colors of gold and black.  All are signed Dragon School or Dragon School 99.  Google tells me this is a local organization dedicated to teaching art to youth and to beautifying the walls of Chinatown.  All murals are painted with permission of the buildings' owners.  They started out with the idea of painting 99 dragons and easily surpassed that goal.  Now they've started to add more colors to their compositions and are planning to take on additional subjects.  Walking the streets felt like falling into a treasure trove.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you; just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Thursday, September 22, 2016

hair bundles

I'm assuming this is a shop for hair extensions.  But I was amused nonetheless.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday Mural: cock fight

At first all I saw was a swirl of color.  It took me a while to see the composition of two cocks fighting.  The delicacy of the colors and lines is distinctly different from the surrounding murals.  Omael often works as part of a crew but this small piece is all his own.  Found on the edge of Chinatown.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you; just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Thursday, September 15, 2016

chillin' in the park

You can tell it was a warm day.  Most people were clustering under the shade trees.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Monday Mural: steel and fire

Here's a new contribution to the mural scene by Bip, an anonymous street artist.  He's from the New Haven area but has done wall art around the world.  I think you could also call this mural Nostalgia or maybe Soundtracks of Life.  I wonder how many of us continue to prefer the music from our salad days?  Here's what this mural replaced.  P.S.  The confectionery tower in the background is the cupola of our city hall.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

charming building

Oakland is full of lovely old apartment buildings like this one.  Because housing has gotten so expensive, there is now a building boom going on here in town.  I doubt many of us could afford what the new apartments and condos will cost.  So the new construction will not offer much relief from exorbitant rents.  The long term outcomes of this cycle will not be pretty.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Monday Mural: what?!

I found this mural on the side of an art gallery on the edge of Chinatown.  I couldn't find a signature, but I'd lay down money that at least the wolf is by Cannon Dill.  The meaning is ambiguous especially with all those extra hands and eyes.  Had to laugh at the cassette tapes on the house.  Of course, one of the tapes is all messed up.  An example of technology that deserved to become obsolete.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

nice weather

As you can tell, the weather around here has been pretty nice.  Sunny and pleasantly warm but with evening fog to cool us down.  Linked to Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chinatown park

A community building in a Chinatown park.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Monday Mural: Panda on the wall

This charming panda, by Crayone, was found on another Chinatown wall.  His website says he's a San Francisco artist, but his phone number is for the East Bay, so maybe he's moved to Oakland.  Either way, his composition is quite striking and puts a smile on your face.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  I apologize for being late in putting up today's meme; I just spaced out. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chinatown grocery

On Saturdays and Sundays Chinatown is really hopping.  You can find just about any vegetable known to man.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Mural: fists of fury

While walking in Chinatown the other day, I came upon a trove of new (at least to me) murals.  Here's one of Bruce Lee on the second story of a building.  It's best seen from a distance hence the fencing, flagpole, and other junk in the photo.  Because it's on a one way street going the wrong way, you spot it out of the corner of your eye and it makes your head spin.  Couldn't find a signature.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Follow the Linky instructions below and be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Monday Mural: Yoda on a lotus

Here's another section of mural alley otherwise known as Solano Way.  Yoda sits on a lotus blossom just like the Buddha.  Are those light sabers forming his halo?  There are so many signatures on this part of the wall, that I don't know which belongs to the Yoda image.  Strange it is--or is not.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Follow the Linky instructions below and be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  If the Linky works this week, it means the problem has been fixed.  Fingers crossed.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

shop on wheels

This enterprising fashion designer has her shop and dressing room on wheels and can be found at several summer fairs.  There's always activity around her truck as folks shop the latest designs.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Nate the Great

A great player and an even greater gentleman.  Rest in Peace, Nate the Great. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday Mural: Solano Way

Solano Way in East Oakland is chock full of street art, much of it changing over time.  I've previously shown you many compositions here from local artists.  This lovely gal looks like she comes from the cover of a 1950s detective novel.  She is surrounded by several "pieces" or signatures of artists.  The intention is to make them so stylized and ingenious that reading them is a challenge.  Or, in my case, impossible.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  We're still trying to figure out why the Linky is not appearing, so please follow the links meme participants leave with their comments.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Monday mural: Montclair Village

This mural was a collaboration between the Montclair business district and the local high school.  It is painted on the side of a local pharmacy.  The Village is a neighborhood in the Oakland hills just above Highway 13.  It's an upscale area that caters to local residents.

Welcome to Monday Mural: if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  I'm sorry to report that I can't get Linky to load.  If anyone else has had this difficulty, please let me know what resolved the problem.  I hope you will still visit one another through the links participants are leaving with their comments.  Fingers crossed...

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Thursday, July 28, 2016

blooming agave

A blooming agave is a sight to see.  When the blooming sprout first occurred it appeared to be a giant asparagus spear, at least 15 feet high.  Now it has opened up and looks like a weird bonsai pine tree.  The bees are buzzing around the yellow flowers while the agave fronds have collapsed.  The parent plant was at least 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide.  My botanical guide assures me that new plantlets will appear at a later date.  Linked to Skywatch Friday.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Monday Mural: cosmic visionary

Here's another mural by Doty that represents a new theme and style for him.  This is the third one I've found.  I showed you this one a while ago.  I'm pretty sure the bird on the other face of the wall is also by Doty, but an earlier style.  It's interesting how his styles can be so different from one another.

Welcome to Monday Mural: if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  I'm sorry to report that I can't get Linky to load.  If anyone else has had this difficulty, please let me know what resolved the problem.  I hope you will still visit one another through the links participants are leaving with their comments.  Fingers crossed...

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday Mural: public portraits

Frank Rowicki did these oil portraits of iconic Oakland scenes around Lake Merritt.  He donated them to what I assume is the Grand Avenue business district association.  They are mounted on the side of a building on Grand Avenue at the entrance of a public parking lot.  They can easily be seen as you drive up Grand.  Frank now lives in Spokane, having moved there in 2005.  It looks like the beating sun is taking its toll on these pieces.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

Dear mural enthusiasts--I apologize for the Linky problems.  I'm working to straighten them out, hopefully by next Sunday.  Apparently it's related to the new Google feature of sending all visits to our blogs to an encrypted https format.  I say that like I know what it means.  Ha!  The recommended fix is not doing the trick regarding Linky.  If you have any ideas about what to do, please contact me.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Monday Mural: greetings earthlings

This alien tried to camouflage himself as a clown, but we won't be fooled.  The mural is done by Colombo and can be found on the Oakland-Emeryville border.

 Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Monday Mural: the eyes have it

I love this mural.  It's like she's channeling cosmic energy through her eyes.  She doesn't need that razor wire crown to make you think twice about climbing over the wall.  True to form, I failed to look for a signature.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday Mural: Yosemite Sam and Co.

Facing the parking lot of this convenience store is this cartoon mural of Yosemite Sam and Wylie Coyote.  I can read Pow and Boom but not the signature.  The name doesn't compute but the humor shines through.

Welcome to Monday Mural.  If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds for this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Thursday, June 23, 2016

reality setting in

Pretty much how Dub Nation is feeling about the Warriors losing the NBA Finals.  Nooooo!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

job requirement?

It looks like lots of tattoos are a requirement for employment at the Avenue.  Spotted at the annual Temescal Street Fair.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday Mural: alley art

This series of faces can be found in a driveway just off Grand Avenue.  I don't know the artist, but I've seen his work before.  Very distinctive.  Am I the only one who thinks of President Obama when I look at this?

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday Mural: more from the scientist's and engineer's union

This is the other side of the Engineers and Scientist union mural I showed you a couple of weeks ago.  I really like the reference to the double helix and the image of the optometry equipment.  So science-y.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Monday Mural: under the deep blue sea

This fantastic mural covers the side of the Steele Dive Shop.  It's a new addition to a long lived business.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

Apologies for being late in putting up the post.  I got lost in the Warriors game, which we won 110-77.  On to Cleveland for game 3.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Saturday, June 4, 2016

waiting for fish

Has fishing season started yet?

Friday, June 3, 2016

Dubs reach the NBA Finals---again!

This is déjà vu all over again.  For the second year in a row the Golden State Warriors have battled their way to the NBA championship finals.  Their opponents are the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Again.  Can lightening strike twice?  Dub Nation fervently hopes so.  Last night was a good start with the Warriors winning Game 1 104-89.  The noise in the arena was deafening as the team locked in and definitively pulled away from the Cavs.  Waaaariors!!

This photo is a grab shot from television during last year's Finals.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Theme day: shadow and highlight

This month's theme is shadow and light.  Here is a late afternoon scene on the estuary near Jack London Square.  Linked to City Daily Photo where you will find world wide submissions on this theme.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday Mural: scientist union

This colorful mural is on the front of the building that houses Local 20 of the Engineers and Scientists of California.  It's found downtown and brightens the block it's on.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday Mural: paint life

This seems like a pretty gentle image of life, especially for a street artist.  Unless there's an irony here that I'm missing.  Found on the Oakland-Emeryville border.  The artist is named No One.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

S is for stele

She came all the way from Paris and now lays at rest in Oakland's Mt. View Cemetery.  Linked to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monday Mural: more gargoyles

This composition is next to the gargoyles shown you a few weeks ago which must have inspired another street artist.  It seems like it would be very difficult to paint on corrugated metal.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.


 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

R is for robot

Found outside a metal recycling business.  Linked to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Monday Mural: um, there's a bear in your garage

Loved the image of the bear growling over this guy's shoulder.  He offered to move out of the picture, but without him you wouldn't know how big this piece really is.  It's a crummy photo, but you get the idea.  Found on the Oakland-Emeryville border.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Q is for quay

Another small marina near Jack London Square with a small quay leading to the boats.  Linked to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday Mural: what's on your mind?

Another new mural by Doty, this time partnered with Sworne.  Stylistically it is very much like one I showed you a few months ago.  It feels kind of nihilistic to me.  I'm assuming that the Lords and CBS are the crews these two artists belong to.  Found near the Oakland-Emeryville border on Adeline Street.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.  I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments on your posts.  The meme will still go up weekly via auto-posting.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Theme day: smell

 
This month's City Daily Photo theme is Smell.  Saw these at a local farmer's market.  Not only did they smell good; they tasted good, too.  Linked to City Daily Photo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

P is for porch

A quirky porch in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood.  Linked to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Monday Mural: seeking Quasimodo

This mural is found on the Oakland-Emeryville border just off San Pablo Avenue.  I'm sure the grafitti font spells out the artist's name.  Can anyone read it?  The gargoyles are an interesting visual element.

Update:  The artist's name is Saze.  Even with a mainframe I would never have figured this out.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Monday Mural: noodles and chopsticks

Don't ask me who this is supposed to be.  I have no idea.  Maybe a slacker Homer Simpson with the munchies?  Found on a warehouse wall in West Oakland.  Alas, I did not find a signature.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Monday Mural: Homage to the Warriors

Found this in West Oakland on the front of a small market.  At first I didn't understand why some of the Cleveland Cavaliers were in the mural.  Then I realized Kingi57 painted this last year after the Warriors won the NBA championship.

Why am I posting this today?  Because less than a minute ago the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs on the Spurs' home court, thus equaling the best season win record in NBA history.  They also set a new record for road wins.  And they gave the Spurs their first home loss of the season.  Wow!  If the Warriors win the last game of the season on Wednesday, they set a new NBA season win record.  They're definitely going to the playoffs and we're all hoping they'll win another championship.  Pretty radical.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Monday Mural: in the eye of the tiger

I found this leaping tiger on a fence behind a West Oakland convenience store.  I thought it was well rendered and had a definite personality.  Finding random pieces like this is always a delight.  Sorry, but I did not see a signature.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Monday Mural: the short arc between life and death

Found this massive mural while walking around downtown.  Zio Ziegler has been previously featured here.  He is an incredibly prolific artist with, what seems to me, a feverish mind.  I could not find an official name for the mural.  What would you call it?

The content of this mural is so complex, it's hard to take it in.  And the sheer scale of his murals is quite impressive.  This one is on a wall of the Howden building, previously shown here.  I think the pattern behind the figures is a nod to the building's original tile business.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Monday Mural: California poppy

Our state flower, the California Poppy, is proudly displayed on a downtown building.  It's painted by Pancho Peskador who frequently paints with the Community Rejuvenation Project, which is responsible for many of the murals in Oakland.  I appreciate the mural's strong graphic qualities with its bold lines and colors.  This mural captures the silky, glowing texture of our poppy.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Monday Mural: good vs. evil

I totally get the idea of good vs. evil.  I'm just not sure what a flying VW bus has to do with it.  Spotted in Uptown.  The artist is No One.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Monday mural: ninja girlz

These Ninja troops are an extension of last week's posted mural.  But they seem so different in tenor, that they feel like separate works.  Again, I couldn't discern an artist's signature, although the writing on the nearest weapon strap may be a big clue.  Found on International Blvd. in East Oakland.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Monday Mural: singing like a bird

This mural is relatively new and replaces this one posted a year ago.  The tone in this one seems a little less tranquil than the previous one.  I don't know what it means, but intuitively it feels like it has its roots in mythology.  Found on International Blvd. in East Oakland.  Could not find a name for the artist although I suspect it's right in front of me if only I could read the font.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

 “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson