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

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Monday Mural: then we will wear

Jayne Cortez was a jazz poet who died at the end of 2013.  You can feel the rhythm in her words.  This mural was found on International Blvd. in East Oakland, a beleaguered part of town.

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 14, 2016

Monday Mural: Valentine's Day

A local carpet store creates these mini murals for various holidays or special events.  I thought this one was pretty funny.

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 7, 2016

Monday Mural: Happy Lunar New Year

Yeh, I know it's the year of the Monkey.  But I couldn't find one.  Besides, dragons are always found at the Lunar New Year parade.  Right?  Anyway, thought this window decoration was pretty fierce and fun to look at.  Happy Year of the Monkey 猴年吉祥  Hóunián jíxiáng.

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, January 31, 2016

Monday Mural: the dreamer or the dream?

This mural adds charm to a less than charming block.  I can't tell you who did it or what it means, but it has a dreamy, mystical quality to me.  Also love the stylized henna hands floating on either side of the doorway.

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.

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Monday Mural: whose a good boy?

The Wag Hotel boards your canine friend when you're out of town.  They've wrapped their building in great photographic portraits that are charming to view.  A great way to advertise, especially when you face a freeway as this building does.

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.

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

when it's too cold to row

When it gets too cold to go out on the water, the stacked boats make an interesting sculpture.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Monday Mural: serene beauty

I love this woman's blue veiled serenity.  She reminds me of a young Coretta Scott King, hence my thought to post her image on ML King Day.  Found in West 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.

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

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Monday Mural: Fields of Dreams

It took me a while to grok this image and then it came to me.  It's an aerial view of the eastern estuary! The circle in the upper right corner is the A's ballpark minus the Oracle arena next door.  The upper left represents the island city of Alameda.  The peninsula in the lower portion is the airport.  All the bright yellow lines represent the freeway, bridges, and main streets in the area.  The blue water is the estuary which runs in from the Bay.  The mural, done this year by Alan Leon, is formally named Fields of Dreams: the fabric of the city.  His work graces the freeway support piers in the Temescal District and was featured here.

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.

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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

picnic table at the shore

There are lots of picnic tables along the estuary shore.  This one offers shade but no shelter from the rain.  It looks like the El Niño has arrived.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

training tower

I usually see this training tower from the freeway that you see in the background of the photo.   This angle is new to me and happily adds a lot of color from the fire trucks.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Monday Mural: mystical communion


This new mural faces onto a freeway on ramp in downtown Oakland.  Ryan Montoya is a Mescalero Apache from southern New Mexico while Ernest Doty is a local artist who grew up in Albuquerque.  I look at the mural and think of curanderas, the tales of Don Juan, magic mushrooms, Salvador Dali, and science fiction.  And you?

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.

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

Thursday, December 31, 2015

some days

Some days it seems that everyone is walking the lake.  Ever since the city renovated Lake Merritt's landscaping and and traffic flow, it has become even more popular to the citizenry.  Where people, boats, and birds come together. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

along the estuary inner harbor

Near the Jack London Aquatic Park on the Inner Harbor.  The Alameda marina can be spied across the estuary.  Alameda is an island city in the middle of the estuary.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Monday Mural: Oakland's very own


This mural is hot off the presses, so to speak, and was made by Hector "Hex" Rios, a street artist with roots in LA.  It's gone up in the last week or so, which means a lot of the work was done during successive days of rain.  The composition highlights famous people associated with Oakland.  Perfect for a business called Oakland's Very Own.  Can you identify them all?

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.

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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas lights

Some people go all out with their holiday displays.  Here is one example on Picardy Dr. where all the houses on the street light up.   I'm told it's part of a neighborhood covenant that requires participation.  The display brings lines of visitors from all over the area who love to show their children the festive scene.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Monday Mural: when the sun was shining in Oakland

It's pouring rain right now and we hope this is only the beginning of significant rainfall this winter.  After four years of drought, we're ready for snow in the Sierra and rain filling our reservoirs.  And yet here I am digging into the archives to resurrect a sunny day and two colorful murals in the Laurel District that celebrate the diversity of our city.  These framed pieces decorate a wall of a local store on a stretch of MacArthur 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.

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Chinatown restaurant

This very distinctive building is a restaurant in Chinatown.  It appears to have new owners who have spruced it up.  It used to have excess furniture stored on the balcony and had a run down feel to it. Now it shines and I hope they are doing well.

Monday, December 14, 2015

busking on the street

Buskers are a common sight this time of year.  Brian looks like he's a one man band.  I should have stayed around to hear him play the dobro.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Monday Mural: collaborative effort

This is a small space that has a continuously changing mural.  I see five signatures and three different crews represented in this.  I think it should be called Owl's Nightmare given the wild colors and bizarre images that seem to be sitting on owl's head.  How do you suppose so many artists develop the theme and then divide up the space?

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.

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Monday Mural: Roots Run Deep

This mural by David 'MEGGS' Hooke went up in June near Jack London Square.  Here's a link to a short video about its creation.  It's a huge mural, hence the two photos.  (I have no idea how to stitch photos together).  It seems to me that the two parts don't really hang together as a narrative but the fierce emotion of the piece cannot be denied.  Makes me wonder if he also illustrates graphic novels.

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.

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monday Mural: and how are the children?

Information on this mural says that this question is a Masai greeting.  It was done by Amend of the TDK crew and can be found on Telegraph Avenue in the Uptown area.  It's across the street from the Stork Club mural I posted last week.  Did you notice that some of the blocks show TDK and spell out Amend's name?  Too bad about the ugly billboard that intrudes into the scene.  The commentary partially obscured by the plants reads, "A community can only thrive when its youth do.  May we never forget that the children are the heart of our community and may we never give up on them!"

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.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

cranes aloft

Sometimes it surprises me how close you can get to those container cranes.  Tell me these don't look like something out of Star Wars.  Taken just north of Jack London Square.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Monday Mural: Stork Club


The Stork Club is a popular music venue in Uptown.  Sometime recently, when I wasn't looking, a new mural went up on its facade.  If you look at the components, the whole mural is pretty funny. Stealth humor.   Once again, I don't know who did it.  My bad.

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.

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

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Warriors' practice makes perfect

The Warriors practice in a facility in the Oakland Convention Center, which is is the Old Oakland neighborhood downtown.  Can't complain about how the practice is impacting their performance this season.  12-0 is looking pretty darn good.  Warrrrr-yers!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday Mural: future embrace past

Found on Telegraph Avenue.  It replaces this mural I showed you quite a while back.  I saw it out of the corner of my eye and had to drive around the block to shoot it.  Didn't see a name, don't know what it means, but it's an arresting image.

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.

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

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monday Mural: mosaic advertising

Jingletown is full of artist studios along with newly constructed condos.  The mosaic studio has done a lot of projects to spruce up what was once a neglected area of town.  I liked it when I saw this business sign using the mosaic technique.  An interesting, if not unexpected, junction between art and an industrial 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.

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

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monday Mural: Queen of the Nile


More from Solano Way.  Full of Egyptian-ish symbols and eyes everywhere.  Then there's the sharks, extra terrestrials, and all those eyes.  I get the feeling the artist was so full of ideas and images, that they all spilled out without the constraint that the image should be an integrated whole.

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.  Will be heading out again for another couple of weeks, so will not be able to leave comments.  The Linky should go up every Sunday.  Hasta luego.

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Theme Day: ephemeral

A little known law of physics is that time speeds up the older you get.  This month's City Daily Photo theme has me reflecting on the shortness of life and the imperative to live it the best you can.  In the end, all things are ephemeral, even the universe itself.  It all depends on your metric.  Linked to City Daily Photo.  This photo was taken a year ago, before the cemetery, in a bow to the drought, turned off the sprinklers.  If you visited this spot today, you'd find the lawn is brown. Brown is the new green.

Friday, October 30, 2015

halloween approaches

The time of ghosts, goblins, and goodies approaches.  Hope yours is fun and safe.  Taken at Piedmont Avenue's annual Halloween parade.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Monday Mural: two profiles

Here's another mural found in the amazing Solano Way alley in East Oakland.  Lots going on here including the alligator on the left and a second profile above the nose of the predominant profile.  Didn't see that until I was preparing this post.  Typical for me, I couldn't read the signature on this 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. Will be heading out again for another couple of weeks, so will not be able to leave comments.  The Linky should go up every Sunday.  Hasta luego.

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Monday Mural: create

I think this is less an exhortation and more a gentle reminder that we can nurture creativity from early on.   It's a sweet image without the edge that so much of street art has.  Sorry, but didn't see a signature.  Found on Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal neighborhood.

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 sharing the murals 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, October 11, 2015

Monday Mural: tie me kangaroo down, mate

Love this psychedelic kangaroo.  The artist, Dan Isaac Bortz, has works around the world and works in multiple media.  As we see in this piece, his art includes mystical symbols, mythology, and spiritual themes.  Found on San Pablo Avenue among many small murals done by other artists.

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, so will not be able to leave comments.  The Linky will go up on schedule.  I hope. 

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monday Mural: paste-up portrait

This paste-up is just around the corner from this one.  Clearly both are done by the same artist.  It's amazing to me that artists will create a piece that they know will degrade and disappear over a relatively short period of time.  Wow.  Even though this is full of industrial imagery, I keep thinking the man is a musician.  Again, I didn't 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 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, so will not be able to leave comments.  The Linky will go up on schedule.  I hope. 

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday Mural: beleagured

This poor woman looks like she's unhappily burdened by something.  Guilt? Defensiveness?  Possession?  What do you think?  Found on San Pablo Avenue near this one.  Sorry, but I don't know the artist, although the style is very familiar.  Someone help me 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.   I'll be gone for a few weeks, so will not be able to leave comments.  The Linky will go up on schedule.  I hope. 

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

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monday Mural: tip of the hat

Irot always makes interesting images, frequently in disparate styles.  See what I mean by clicking here.  Since I don't follow baseball, I'm unsure whether or not this image was cheering on the As during a past season.

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, so will not be able to leave comments.  The Linky will go up on schedule.  I hope. 

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

beating the heat

Italian ice is getting popular around here.  Perfect for hot weather and outdoor concerts.  There's supposed to be rain in our immediate future, but the sun continues to shine.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monday Mural: more of the new arts mural


Here's more of the mural I showed you last week.  The parked car gives you an idea of the scale of the mural.  The lead artists on this project were Desi and Peskador, who have participated in making many of Oakland's murals.

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