The workman on the bridge said it looked like a bit of Pink Floyd ! The sun was really strong so my shadow is really clear. I have finally learnt how to make a clear line, it is possible to mix emulsion paint with a tiny tiny bit of water to make it flow onto the bumpy wall. Next step buy a beautiful brush……… I sang these words in a setting by composer Helen Chadwick at dawn to a room full of sleeping people. They had a bit of an awakening!
Today the workmen on the bridge called out that they liked the traffic cones and asked me not to paint over them so I left them there and added a few more. Its quite possible they were having a laugh, I’ll probably never know. Another passer by said “I bloody love this wall”.
At last some sunshine for painting and some time to do some writing on the wall. Thank you to my sister who gave me some little tester pots of emulsion to use up. I now have some new colours We hey ! Thank you for your pearls. Happy summer days.
Another happy Sunday having random conversations with passers by. The Jé Gampopa quote was posted into my letterbox in the red door so THANK YOU for your pearl. All ideas gratefully received. I hope it brightens up your day as you cycle past or wait at the traffic lights. A local Splottian asked me to take a picture of him in front of the red heart!
This photo was taken by professional photographer Nick Treharne as he was passing. Catch his instagram @nicktreharne or website http://www.nicktreharne.com There is another glimpse of the wall on his instagram, a bit of a bike theme going on! I am having great conversations with people as I paint the wall and inspiring suggestions are coming through. I am enjoying meeting my neighbours.
The arabic at the top says ‘We shall remain” an image taken from an aerial photo from the company Avaaz. A small Bedouin community facing annihilation at the hands of Israel’s soldiers delayed demolition of their community and created a beautiful symbol of resistance, with a giant stone sign. Avaaz were key to the action mobilising international media attention that protected their homes. The pattern below the arabic is a hint (though a bit rough ) of Bedouin weaving designs.
Below that is Dal dy Dir a welsh phrase that says “Hold your ground”. This phrase was taken up by Cymdeithas yr Iaith during the 60’s when they took up non violent action to establish Welsh as an official language for Wales. The pattern below (a bit wonky and a bit rough) is a classic Carthen Welsh double weave pattern
A friend sent me this quote so thank you for this. A beautiful sunny day grappling with cheap gloss paints that flicked about unpredictably in the breeze but eventually enough went on the wall. Nice conversations with passing people. I invited them to post a suggestion in my letter box. I hope they do.