We continue to work down our "Gallery" of Kingsley off the Boulevard near Sapp Coffee Shop.
|Artist: Kansi, Everyday in Cali, paint on brick.|
Right on the corner we have this bit of "Name" art with the cryptic message "Everyday in Cali yore". Off to the left, the artist has created a bit of margin art, rather reminscent of a neon green, man's aloha shirt. Up top we have the artist's tag "Kansi." Kansi has an almost airbrush control in gradating the blue of "yore," and certainly shows their skill in creating highlights (as seen in one of the earlier murals on this row).
|Artists: Kansi, Evex, and Rivesz, V with WCA Pendant, paint on brick.|
Moving up-block to the north we have another set of names. Again you see "Kansi" up top center, "Evex" directly to the right, and another, possibly Rivesz?, down below complete with a self portrait in sort of profile-3/4-eye-front view.
This one immediately above is practically brand new. It covered up this piece that I displayed earlier. This just goes to show you that you cannot get too attached to these things. Sometimes they're around for years, but the next time you drive by, you may have something complete different, or a simple whitewash.
AND NOW, BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SEASCAPE OF THE DAY:
Another overcast, cloudy day on the coast. While I was standing there, the bus pulled up (I was on the earlier one) in the time it took me to get from that stop up to my usual picture-taking vantage point. It takes my old legs about 10-14 minutes to get up here from there.
Here's the silver-grey sea with horizon today.
Hey, have you ever seen a mandarin duck? They are indigenous to China and Japan. Here's a picture of pair from Wikipedia.
The flashy one is the male on the left. They have crested heads which make them rather unique.
They had some at the Tampa zoo when I was there earlier this year. Keep them in mind. For those of you who are reading my story, I'm about to resurrect a duck story project I've had on the back burner for a long time. It's a riff on the basic tale that explains the order of the animals in the Chinese calendar, but the focus will be on pair of little guys like these who did NOT make in the succession, but they're perfectly OK with it. I have only found only one children's book about such birds in English, so they're pretty untapped as protagonists. I'm going to fix that. Stay tuned.
Hope all is going well for you this Thursday. Stay well, be strong, look great, and use birth control (unless you're trying ...).