A Cubist (Grafitti) Man

This is something I saw last week in good old art-rich-full Brick Lane area, which reminded me of the Cubism art movement (althought I could be wrong, it may be less 20th century Picasso inspired art, and more about computer pixels!)

I saw as an interesting composition of jerky lines, labels and weird-crusty-old-man-portrait, although I did like the black and white being layered on top of bright yellow. I love that there are so many different styles of art all over walls, floors, billboards, shop fronts and doors all over London, and this just shows one style which is out there.

His stripy top is kind of cool, too.

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Writing on the Wall: I am Eagle-Girl, Hear Me Roar

I saw this today while in Brick Lane area wandering around (and enjoying dessert!) and saw this piece of art on one of the walls, which I loved. I have no idea which bird is on her head, but it looks like an eagle-costume or pelt, which made me think of this blog title.

There’s something about this which reminds me slightly of an anime character (perhaps like a weird Totoro character) but I also like the fact that she’s kooky enough to be walking around with a stick in her hand, some wings and a peaceful look on her face.

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Messy Minds

This is kind of how I’m feeling at the moment – not quite scatterbrained and woolly, but more chock-full of ideas and plans that I need to sort out. I’m also feeling a little out of routine in blogging after a whole month of the Journal your Ramadan challenge – it may take me a while to get into something less structured!

I’ve got a few ideas bouncing around in my head in terms of what to draw, storylines to follow (and make sense of!), and of course, new places to visit! I’m also catching up on the ever-growing piles of books (and e-books) which vary from fantasy to murder mysteries, to historical to quirky and interesting literature (like this book) as well as a list of films I want to watch, crafty things I want to make, new ideas to explore for my sisters’ and my online shop Feroza, and of course, dinners and catch ups with friends!

In the mean time, here’s something I’ve been thinking about recently that you can mull over: if there was one thing I wanted to do more than anything, in the whole world, as the one defining thing in my life – what would it be? And how would I get there?
Any ideas? What would your answer be?

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Even Batman needs to mind his Ps and Qs

Saw this in a Batman comic –I mean graphic novel– book I was reading yesterday and thought it was hilarious.( Yes I’m a grown woman who still read comic books, don’t you judge me), I love finding little silly things like this in serious scenes (Batman’s trying to find out some information about his ex-protege who was killed in this scene), and I just thought this whole bit was just cute.

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Image taken from ‘Batman: War Games‘ by DC Comics

The Hidden People in Brick Lane

I love looking for street art in places like Brick Lane, which are chock-full everywhere you look, and there’s something new to see every time I visit, including these amazingly colourful depictions of beautiful, punky women, cartoonish clowns, ole’ geezers and mischievous young boys (those boys remind me a lot of my nephews, incidentally!).  You gotta love the motor-bike strategically placed in front of the colourful portrait of a woman, too!

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Harlequin Oddities Found About Town: A Toy Boy

Here’s something which puts another spin on having a toy boy, a mannequin made of old 90s and 80s toys we used to have until we got too old for them and most of our childhood got distriubuted to the nearest lucky charity shop. It’s kinda a little bit like this Pill Head but made of, well, toys, and continues beyond the neck. The only thing I’m surprised about is why the Fisher Price telephone is not there, but it makes up for it with all the Power Ranger action figures on there.

If you look really closely on both of the arms, you can even see a Red Power Ranger and a Green one pretending to be hands, there’s a Black Power Ranger and Blue one pretending to be biceps, and we even spotted the awesome Yellow Ranger on the back.

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