Monday, April 15, 2013

M is for Mural Art

Happy Monday!

Today's inspiration comes from mural art—specifically the work of mural artist Jamie Kerr. I'm not an artist by any means, but I still admire people like Kerr who do have that talent and pursue it. It took Kerr six days to paint the mural in the video below, and I think the result is completely fantastic. Be sure to check out how realistic the people in the finished mural look. They're pretty amazing!



My haiku for today is now up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Many thanks to all of you who have been reading and commenting. I appreciate your support!


Wishing you all a fantastic Monday. ☺

68 comments:

  1. That definitely puts my artwork to shame. But that wouldn't take much. I can't even draw a decent stick man. :(

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  2. My uncle does mural art and I am always amazed at what he produces.

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    1. Some people are so amazingly talented, aren't they? :)

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  3. i loved this and also loved the song!

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  4. Totally incredible! You sure are finding the neatest videos, Dana.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Kathy. Have a great week!

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  5. murals are always admirable!!!

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    1. There are definitely some talented artists out there. :)

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  6. Like you, I do so admire people who can draw or paint. It's fantastic.

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    1. My mom, grandma, and brother can paint. I wonder why I didn't get the gene... :D

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  7. Such an amazing talent! I love all the little details in it and how he put himself in the mural! So cool.

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    1. I agree. His level of detail is extraordinary!

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  8. Very talented....in the art of story telling through painting. Great video...like the Hip Hop music, too.

    Haiku reminds me of the Monarch Migration in the fall. They swarm and completely cover the trees...probably not maple, but mesquite here in Texas. It's an amazing sight...one I look forward to every year. I even grow Autum Joy for them to feast on before heading down to Mexico. See how I could turn your 9 words into 90? You're amazing!

    My Letter 'M'...Modern Marvels
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. :) Coming across a butterfly during a storm, whether it's clinging to a tree or hiding in a crevice or under a rock, is such a wonderful thing to see. I'm glad my words sparked good memories for you.

      I'm happy you enjoyed the video, too!

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  9. There is some amazing mural art in my hometown of Maysville, KY on the floodwall...it's incredible. I'll have to post some pics of it on my blog sometime.

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  10. That is some awesome artwork, grafitti has come along way.

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  11. It's amazing how talented some people are!

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    1. Yes—and I find a lot of inspiration in their talent, even though I don't have the same one myself.

      Happy Monday!

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  12. wow..I too have no artistic talent..but I love and appreciate others artistic talents!

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  13. I love watching videos like this where a painting emerges in front of our eyes. This is a fantastic mural!!

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    1. You're so talented, Kate. I should feature a video of you and your work. :)

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  14. That is incredible! They look so real.

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    1. I know! I was really amazed when I saw it.

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  15. Mural art is amazing! I am not an artist at all but so enjoy the beauty that comes from an artist and their talent.
    Beth

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  16. Clinging is the key. My mom could paint murals! I miss the one she did at my brother's house. He painted over it!

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    1. Thanks for reading my haiku. :)

      He painted over your mom's mural? Yikes! I hope you have pictures.

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  17. I love mural art, it's found in unexpected places and appeals to the common people, it also takes a lot of talent and work to create something so wonderful on difficult surfaces and sometimes uncooperative environments. This was a great video, I so look forward to seeing what you are going to bring us each day! It's turned out to be a wonderfully fun place to visit for A-Z!

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    1. Aw, thank you. I hope my posts continue to make you smile. :)

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  18. I missed too many of your posts last week (it was extra busy)....but it is so much fun to catch up! You find the best stuff and I have fun and learn something new every day. (Or in this case about 5 new things on one day ;>)...thank you.

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    1. Aw, I'm glad you enjoy my posts. I always enjoy your photos. They make me long for warm weather!

      I hope this week is less busy for you. :)

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  19. I am a huge art fan. He has a Banksy quality about him (He is a socially concious grafitti artist in GB. Just in case you didnt know...I didnt before my kiddo told me about him.)

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    1. No, I didn't know. Thanks! I'll look him up. :)

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    1. I couldn't get over how realistic it is. :)

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  21. Wow! That's pretty incredible. I wish I could draw that well. I'll stick to writing. :)

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  22. Wow. That's awesome! I can't even draw stick figures!

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    1. That's about the extent of my abilities. :)

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  23. i have a few collection of mural paintings..as far as i have heard mural art is very difficult to do only a talented person can carry on well & natural colours r used..good post.smiles:)dana God<3u

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  24. That is beyond cool! My artistic abilities are so limited it's sad. Hope you had a great Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Samantha. Happy Tuesday!

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  25. That is really incredible that anyone can do these things. And in 6 days!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  26. OK, I quit! There is no hope for me!

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  27. I wish I had some form of artistic talent. The most I can do is color in a coloring book and hope for the best! haha

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    1. LOL Believe me, that's about all I can do, too!

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  28. I loved It, He really have some talent! WOW!..

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