Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cat street art in Florida

The Wynwood Walls

Here's info re the art work above, seen in The Wynwood Arts District, aka Wynwood, the hub of the Miami's emerging Arts community. It is located just of downtown Miami.  Wynwood is home to over 50 Art Galleries, numerous art venues such as the Bakehouse Art Complex and world-famous Margulies and Rubell Family collections, as well as over 100 local artists. 

The Wynwood Walls Fifteen influential artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States have been invited to create outdoor murals on the warehouse walls of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. 

This is an amazing place, like an art heaven.  You can walk for blocks and blocks surrounded by larger than life wall murals.    

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Florida Animals Scene

I just took a fantastic trip to Southern Florida where I met lots of pets and saw lots of animals, both real and imagined - meaning I saw some great animal art which I'll be sharing with you. I'm going to do a travelogue featuring animals seen on my vacation while throwing in info on kool places I went and people I met.

For starters, a crow woke me up every morning. He was right there on the balcony. Tbere are lots of crows in South Florida and they are really noisy. "Their voice is not the melodic trill of most songbirds but variations of a coarse, loud cawwww. Crows have an extensive repertoire and can communicate a surprising number of messages to fellow crows including alarm, feeding, rally, comeback and fight calls. They also have a series of courtship calls. The crow is probably the most intelligent bird on this continent." (

The weather was perfect every single day. So were the palm trees and the pie.

Friday, April 6, 2012

There's something about sparrows

Check out Heavenly Creatures Art (the online store from which the above image comes) for some fantastic animal art:

The actual image can be found at:

So what is this something about sparrows? I just found a quote that moved me so profoundly that I have sparrows on the brain. Even bought a sparrow ring today. Will take some photos later and share.

Here's the quote from Henry David Thoreau - “I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”

This should tell you a lot about my love for animals. What a gift they are.