Monday, July 8, 2013

Rue des Fleurs.. or, under the Jacaranda tree.....


I'm really excited to share these pictures with you. Late last year I did a series of posts about the Laneway Art project in the city, it occurred to me as I was taking photos of all the fantastic new murals around Perth that I had a laneway of my own that could do with a little TLC. Although painted garden green the view from the back bedrooms in my house has always been tres uninspiring. No longer! A few months ago I commissioned my very talented niece Jessica to paint a floral mural along the 36ft corrugated fence, quite a challenge n'est pas? Now, under the overhang of purple Jacaranda blossom there is a profusion of sunflowers, roses, daises, poppies and so much more, and even though Sydney can't visit my garden anymore, I have her here as a permanent reminder of how very sweet she was, lovely touch Jess merci beaucoup :) The final daubs went on this weekend and I feel very privileged to be the first of many such projects for Jess..look out for that signature below, it's going to be renowned one day. Hope you've had a good weekend and are ready to face the week, happy Monday, take care....p.s. if anyone has advice on how I can keep my new mural safe from the harsh Aussie sun, I'd appreciate hearing it.....Click here to view all participants of Monday Mural

45 comments:

  1. May I be the first to say how beautiful your fence looks and how clever my talented daughter Jessica is!
    Thanks also to you and P. for all the lunches, lifts and love you've given Jess while she toiled over bumps and perspectives.
    Well done Jess - I also love the avenue of flowers :o))

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  2. Oh, Grace, this is awesome!!! Your niece, Jessica, is an extremely talented lady! And what a terrific idea! Your captures for the day took my breath away! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great start for your new week!

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  3. Wow, what a beautiful back fence you have now!! Your niece is very talented. I love the inclusion of the cat. There must be some sort of outdoor varnish you can paint over it to protect the art.

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  4. That is so beautiful, Grace! It will always be summer in your back garden. Love little Sydney in there.

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  5. Outstanding. It is so good that I am speechless.

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  6. That really is beautiful & pro!


    Aloha, pet lover :-)

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  7. How fabulous! I love this , beautiful , colorful and poetic! Bravo, Jessica, what an artist!

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  8. This looks absolutely fabulous! She is so very talented.

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  9. It s beautiful. She did a wonderful job and now you have something pretty to look at.

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  10. Brava Jessica, c'est absolument fabuleux ! You are are very, very lucky aunt! :-)

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  11. Spectacular, Grace!

    I would think that a varnish of some sort would do the trick of protecting it very nicely.

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  12. She's a talented girl... can I be her agent?
    What a super job of brightening a corrugated fence! I love it.

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  13. Beautiful work of Jessica.
    Thanks for sharing such beauty and art that make the city more enjoyable!
    Hugs and kisses.

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  14. Stunning art-work .... what a treat to look out onto this beautiful wall of colour. Well done to Jesse.

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  15. What a cool garden wall, Grace. Your niece is very talented. I like the inclusion of Sydney.

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  16. this is fantastic Grace...BRAVO to your niece...yes I do believe her name will be renowned and quite soon. you might want to query a professional about how to preserve this piece of art, since you want it to last as long as possible...does Jess have a website or blog of her artwork?

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  17. What a fantastic effort. I shouldn't bother much with your own garden now. You just will not be in the running.

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  18. The cat's tail is the best detail.

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  19. How vibrant and colourful. It does motivate me to do a lot more photo shots. Life will keep on moving gathering great glimpse of life.

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  20. Wow, that´s really great work! So many details! Love it!

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  21. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Such talent. Get thee to a paint store and ask for expert advice!!

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  22. Beautiful and artistic. They all look so real.

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  23. Wowee Grace! These murals are just delightful. Full of colour to brighten anyone's day. Your niece is truly talented. Bravo.

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  24. A very talented artist, the paintings are adorable, my favorite is the composition with the cat!
    hugs and a nice day!
    Léia

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  25. @ Theanne and others who may be interested, my daughter has many, many photos of her artworks on the public Facebook link Gracie has noted in the text above: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaMcCallumArtist/photos_albums
    Thank you all for the lovely compliments - she lives in Perth and is available to quote, just contact her on FB.

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  26. P.S. I should have included her email: jessicamccalum76@gmail.com

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  27. What a wonderful "alive" effect the corrugation of the fence creates in this stunning piece of art! Extraordinary detail and colour composition! And Sydney's tail seems to hang beyond the flowers! So effective! So talented! So creative!

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  28. This is so wonderful done Grace. You have a real piece of art around your home. It is amazing.

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  29. Looks fab Aunty G. Your lens has captured it beautifully, well done for capturing it's breadth, all 36ft of it. Nice comments from everyone too. I just hope it brightens your day when you hang out the washing / look out the window / water the garden :D. Love you lots, Jess xxx
    P.S. anyone who is interested in a mural at their place, www.jessicamccallum.com or look me up on Facebook :)

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  30. So colorful artistically painted as well captured with the camera lens. The cat looks real. Congratulations to both aunti and niece for contributing such a creative post full of beauty.

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  31. Wow, Grace, this is simply stunning. You are so lucky to have such a talented artist in the family and equally lucky to be able to see this lovely piece every day. It is truly a brilliant piece of art.

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  32. well now you need to go rescue a cat of your own ... and i am green with envy over your new mural/view .. the yucky fence that we look out on (along with the tiny inaccessible cement yard) could use some of her touch

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  33. Jessica did a marvelous job. What a talent, for sure. You did a nice job photographing too!

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  34. This mural is truly a good example of eye candy is all about.

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  35. So pretty, artistic, colorful and HaPpY images!:)

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  36. Wow!!! What a fabulous mural to have in your garden!!! She's soooo talented!!! You're right...she'll be famous some day!!!

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  37. Is there anything as lovely as this?

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  38. That is simply gorgeous!! What a transformation! Absolutely love it...how special to have a little bit of "her" with you at all times - a wonderful bond. Erika :)

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  39. I had to pop over here to see it. She is truly a talented young woman with a spark of personality that shows in her art.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  40. What a magical garden it is. Hope it's survived the Aussie sun.

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