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Madchester and Wellington Mill

A couple of days before I went on holiday last September, I popped over to Manchester for Wellington House Jam, had a stroll through the Northern Quarter on the way there.

Monsteryandme, I do love these.

Adorable Dmstff!

Beautiful birds by Mateus Bailon.

Doc?

A taste of the macabre from Foundry

Something fishy? DOC

Mila K, hangin’ on the telephone..

Colourful quirkiness from Doodles’n’Drips.

Cute and cuddly Nick Hamilton.

Pawski photographing a Pawski!

Gorgeousness from Tankpetrol

Jay Sharples, lovely to see him doing characters again.

Minto, stunner in progress.

Nomad Clan, busy busy girls with busy busy bees.

Not sure who the artist is, but a quality piece of work.

Seca One, just about the best Joker I’ve ever seen 😀

Pichiavo, finally got it without cars in front!

Coloquix as seen on Channel 4s ‘No Offence’.

 Bram,Jupiter Fab and Nathan Aiyna Sassen

Of course there is more, there is always more, a great day out, a wonderful place, Manchester 🙂

P.S. Due to various issues, camera related, laptop related, I’m now about 9 months behind with my blog, almost historical! 😀

 

Mozfest and SSS2016

Sand Sea and Spray and Mozfest, two of my favourite events in the same place at the same time, perfect! And the weather is always good too 🙂

dscf1964-1024x805The Master Mef at Mozfest.

dscf1992-1024x768Yes I know this one is from last years SSS, but it’s still lovely and a wonderful project http://www.projectomatilha.com/

dscf2058-768x1024Great to see the unique art of Kimmings again.

dscf2075-1024x758Dragon by Andy Council, awesome.

dscf2093-1024x768Cool wall by He Dreamt Mars x Infected By Design

dscf2098-768x1024Batman does Ziggy Stardust, LostHills

dscf2106-1024x759Gorgeous duo by Catch22

dscf2111-945x1024Seeing double Amoropordios

dscf2114-768x1024Cheeky one from He Dreamt Mars

dscf2134-1024x768Apparently the ice cream in Blackpool was too cold this year, Stella got a brain freeze and wouldn’t finish it off!

dscf2143-stitch-1024x428Mr Moz, the Burner King with Margo (by Foundry))

dscf2149-1024x784Can’t remember who this is, loved this piece, couldn’t wait to see it finished but some plonker parked their car in front of it and I couldn’t get a shot…

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0446.Beautiful work by Dank.

dscf2170-1024x768Something a little different from Dale Grimshaw, stunning as always.

dscf2178-761x1024Tankpetrol, just wow!

dscf2179-768x1024Quirkiness by the bucketload from Doodles’n’Drips

dscf2181-768x1024Wonderful tiger by Seca One.

dscf2213-1024x821Pest Smileone and Bane, psychedelic and just a little bit bonkers!

dscf2217-760x1024Another cracking portrait by Pawski.

dscf2221-1024x934No idea, but isn’t it ace? Spotted by eagle eyed JPW.

dscf2245-1024x864Fishy business from Nomad Clan

dscf2254-857x1024Thought provoking My Dog Sighs pasteup, one of several around the town.

dscf2261-1024x799Excellence as per by Foundry.

Yes I know this is about 5 months late, but I’m quite enjoying looking back on things, might catch up by Christmas, probably no though…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand Sea and Spray and Mozfest!

DSCF5593Landed in Blackpool just in time to catch the man himself taking a pic of his finished wall, Dale Grimshaw, stunning as always.DSCF5605C3 was there, managed to miss the biggest piece she had done  🙁  DSCF5627Truly glorious owl by Bane. DSCF5642Kafka Cat by D7606, good to see him too, D7606 that is, not Kafka. DSCF5650Gorgeous piece by Pipsqueak was Here. I particularly like the girl, she reminds me of a much younger me…DSCF5663Trik9 checking his own handiwork, must be pretty pleased with it.  DSCF5666Lowdown just finishing off.  DSCF5669He Dreamt Mars, love this.  DSCF5673Tankpetrol, awesome. DSCF5675Ador painted several of these quirky characters around the place.  DSCF567720/20 in action.DSCF5682Catch22, I heard Robin Ross say he thought this was the best piece he’d ever done, I wouldn’t disagree.DSCF5692Mystical carousel horses by Leona Beth. DSCF5783Not part of SSS but worth the hike up the other end of town to see this beauty by The Mural Artists.DSCF5799 StitchIn another area was a rather cool gathering of writing elite Mef, Moz, Cry, Mez, Kawps, Care and Teaone, otherwise known as Mozfest.DSCF5803Moz, lovely bloke and Stellas’ new best friend. DSCF5804Cry in action.DSCF5808Teaone (I think) DSCF5814Really like this by Jay Sharples, SSS regular, always ready to go home by the time I get there, good to have a quick chat though.  🙂 DSCF5822Smile assisting Seca One. DSCF5838This wall by Smile was spectacular, totally floored Stella! DSCF5846Meet Stinki, painted by Ship as part of www.projectomatilha.com  tremendous.DSCF5764Annatomix and her origami bunnies 😀DSCF5859Amarapordios lovely Lion.DSCF5868Nils Westergard, monochrome masterpiece. DSCF5854Pawski with a beautiful woman, again…    😉 DSCF5855Onesto, new to SSS, and Zina brilliant again. DSCF5861Richard Harrow (Boardwalk Empire) expertly recreated by AkseP19. DSCF5871Cheeky character by Infected by Design. DSCF5789All in all another very good day, had a nice catch up with a few regulars and made some new friends, Stella made quite a lot more, and she had her first charge about on a beach! Looking forward to SSS and Mozfest 2016

Journey To The Dark Side

DSCF2796Decided to take a trip over to Manchester, long overdue for a visit, and of course had to go and see the piece by Mila K.DSCF2785Excellent capture of Nelson Mandela by Akse P19.DSCF2783Something a little different for C3 I think, really liking this.DSCF2782Wonderfully surreal piece on the shutters of the former Mooch gallery.DSCF2780Good to see that an original Brickz piece is still almost intact.DSCF2771Frogs, I like frogs 🙂DSCF2761 StitchPart of the Toaster wall, it was huge but has been gone over in one section.DSCF2758Mr Penfold,cheeky chappy. DSCF2753Ghostpatrol with a stunning wall in the Northern Quarter.DSCF2729D7606, quite near to his home territory I think, mind you he gets about.DSCF27225ifur, perhaps.DSCF2707Strange graffiti, not that unusual 😉DSCF2693Tirion Lannister by Akse P19. I don’t often feature an artist twice in one blog post, but this is fantastic and it is such a shame that many of his characters have been dogged. DSCF2677Spotted in a carpark.DSCF2675Boeuf!DSCF2672Cool sticker/ pasteup.DSCF2664Don’ Sleep, by Sneak, good to see him back on it.DSCF2812Tankpetrol, beautiful.DSCF2798Another favourite from the Northern Quarter.DSCF2666Tony Wilson, founder of the Hacienda, immortalised by Stewy. Only found this because I got lost, wouldn’t be a day out if I didn’t get lost at least once.

Had a really good day which only the weather could spoil, and it did, my little dog nearly disappeared in a puddle and was seriously not happy. Had to share my Burgerking with her to cheer her up.

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